Deadline Extended for AUSA Scholarships

Deadline Extended for AUSA Scholarships

AUSA scholarships extended
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The deadline to apply for more than $320,000 in national scholarships from the Association of the U.S. Army has been extended to June 16.

AUSA is awarding 41 scholarships in 2023. Three others are administered by the association in conjunction with the Army.

To apply or see eligibility rules and requirements, click here. Those selected to receive an AUSA national scholarship will be notified in July.

AUSA national scholarship applicants must be active AUSA Premium members, Association Partner members or their children or grandchildren.

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

AUSA’s 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.

There also is a new $10,000 scholarship sponsored by the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, a nonprofit biomedical consortium that collaborates with the Army Medical Research and Development Command. The consortium works to promote the development and delivery of medical technologies to improve the health and safety of military personnel, veterans and civilians.

AUSA’s general studies scholarships consist of the new GEN Carl E. Vuono Leadership Scholarship; the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarship Program; General Jack N. Merritt Scholarships; completed coursework scholarships; and three full scholarships for undergraduate or graduate degrees offered by Trident University.

The new GEN Carl E. Vuono Leadership Scholarship, worth $25,000, honors the former Army chief of staff who served on AUSA’s Board of Directors for 20 years. Vuono, who retired from active duty in 1991, was first appointed in 2003 to the association’s governing body, then known as the Board of Trustees. During his tenure, Vuono provided leadership, guidance and unwavering support for AUSA’s continued growth and support of America’s Army. He retired from the board in 2023.

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.

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.