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AUSA Extends Scholarship Deadline

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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army has extended the deadline to apply for its national scholarships until June 30 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AUSA will award more than $325,000 in national scholarships this year. The majority will be awarded by AUSA, but some are administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

To be selected for most of the AUSA national scholarships, applicants must be members of the association. Membership is not a prerequisite for the Army scholarships administered by AUSA.

National scholarships include 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 the Army and AUSA, while the Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships honor the past chairman of AUSA’s Board of Directors. Both may be used to complete 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 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 retired 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 give credit for leadership and professional experience.

In 2020, AUSA 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. Membership is not required for these scholarships.

These awards will recognize high school junior and senior JROTC cadets based on submission of essays. One award of $1,000 and eight awards of $500 will be presented.  

Recipients of the SGM Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship, the SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship and the JROTC scholarships are selected by the 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 or to apply, click here.