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AUSA Accepting Applications for 48 Scholarships

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Monday, February 03, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army will begin accepting applications Feb. 1 to award at least $320,000 in national scholarships in 2020, with 48 scholarships awarded by AUSA and three administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

This year, AUSA is adjusting the timing of its annual scholarship awards to align with the beginning of the fall semester at colleges and universities.

Applications will be accepted online from Feb. 1 until May 15. Those selected to receive AUSA national scholarships will be notified by Aug. 15.

To be selected for any of the AUSA national scholarships, applicants must have a current membership in the association.

Membership is not a prerequisite for the three 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 a wide range of 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.

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

In honor of Leon Van Autreve, the fourth sergeant major of the Army, 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 recent completion of 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. 

In 2020, AUSA also has nine new offerings for cadets in Junior ROTC programs, named in honor of retired Lt. Gen. Theodore Stroup Jr., a former vice president of Education at AUSA.

These awards will recognize the achievements of high school JROTC cadets based on submission of essays.

One award of $1,000 and eight awards of $500 will be presented, for a total of $5,000. 

The SGM Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship, the SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship Program, and ROTC scholarships are selected by the U.S. Army and funded by AUSA.

Applicants may apply for all AUSA national scholarships for which they qualify with a single online application.

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