AUSA Announces New National Scholarships

AUSA Announces New National Scholarships

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The Association of the U.S. Army will provide more than $120,000 in national scholarships in 2018, with 22 scholarships awarded by AUSA and three administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

The application deadline for the AUSA-awarded scholarships is July 31, with recipients announced in mid-November. Each applicant must be an active member of AUSA.

Details on the scholarships and application process can be found here:

There are three new scholarship programs:

  • Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to an ROTC or Junior ROTC cadet pursuing or completing a college degree. The Gen. Jack N. Merritt Scholarship is named for a former AUSA president who refined the association’s educational programs.
  • Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to recent college graduates to help pay the cost of their education. Applicants for the AUSA College Debt Reduction Scholarship must have completed a college or university degree within the past two years.
  • Four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to pay for skill-certification programs. The AUSA Professional Development Scholarship is available to transitioning soldiers, or a member of their family, who have completed a course from an accredited school.

AUSA has also expanded its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship by offering additional money and awards, and will also award the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarship.

The SGM Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship and the SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship programs are awarded by the U.S. Army but funded by AUSA.