AUSA Accepting Applications for 44 Scholarships

AUSA Accepting Applications for 44 Scholarships

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The Association of the U.S. Army begins accepting applications March 7 for more than $340,000 in national scholarships in 2022, with 44 scholarships awarded by AUSA and three administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

Applications will be accepted online until June 15. Those selected to receive an AUSA national scholarship will be notified by Oct. 15.

To be selected for any of the AUSA national scholarships, applicants must be active AUSA members.

Membership is not a prerequisite for the Army scholarships administered by AUSA.

The national scholarships include awards for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and general studies.

In the STEM category, AUSA will award 10 Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellness Scholarships valued at $2,000 each; two Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships valued at $10,000 each; and six Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships valued at $5,000 each.

The Delta Dental program provides scholarships to Army family members and transitioning soldiers for the advancement of oral health and wellness.

Eligible applicants may pursue programs such as dentistry, nursing, home health care aid or caregiver training.

The Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships honor the memory and legacy of Joseph and Helen Cribbins, longtime supporters of America’s Army and AUSA, while the Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships honor the past chairman of AUSA’s Board of Directors. 

Both may be used for completing degrees in STEM areas.

AUSA’s general studies scholarships consist of the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarship Program; General Jack N. Merritt Scholarships; debt reduction for completed degrees; and three full scholarships for undergraduate or graduate degrees offered by Trident University.

This year, AUSA has also added five new scholarships sponsored by Condor Outdoor Products.

In honor of Leon Van Autreve, the fourth sergeant major of the Army who was instrumental in establishing the NCO education system, eight scholarships are available: one for $25,000, one for $10,000, one for $5,000, and five for $2,000, for a total of $50,000.

Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in honor of the late Gen. Jack Merritt, a former president of AUSA.

For young professionals with debt from recently completed college courses or professional certifications, eight $2,500 scholarships are available.

Three full-ride scholarships valued at up to $48,000 each will be awarded for Trident University, an accredited online institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees that gives credit for leadership and professional experience. 

The five scholarships sponsored by Condor Outdoor Products and the company’s CEO Spencer Tien are worth $10,000 each and can be awarded to help AUSA members pursuing a degree in any field. 

AUSA also administers the following Army scholarships: the SGM Larry Strickland Memorial Fund and Scholarship, the SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship, and ROTC scholarships.

For more information, including eligibility rules and requirements, or to apply, click here.