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Bernard Curtis Brown II Space Camp Scholarship

The Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp scholarship is funded by the MCEC. The scholarship covers full tuition to include:

•  Round trip transportation (from student’s home base to Space Camp)
•  Meals
•  Lodging
•  Program Materials

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Chris Cassidy, NASA Astronaut Expedition 36 Flight Engineer offers greetings
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"I can't put into words how NTS impacted me. I have been a vendor at many a trade show
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Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program was established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006 to identify exemplary young people through their participation in the MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program. The program was named for Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, in recognition of her dedication to the development of children and youth.  Mrs. Hesselbein is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor, in 1998.

The dates for the Spring Scholarship are April 28-May 2, 2014 located at the United States Air Force Academy.
Applicants have already been chosen for the spring, 2014 scholarship.

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Tiger Woods Learning Center - Summer Academy Camp

Building robots, eating s'mores, learning the artistic & technical sides of animation, and designing a video game makes for an unforgettable summer learning experience. The Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) in Anaheim, California is partnering with several military installations to invite youth from underserved backgrounds to participate in our one-of-a-kind S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) and golf programs. The students spend a week utilizing cutting edge technology learning the skills needed to be an engineer, zoologist, video game architect, kitchen chemist or car designer. Spending the days at the Learning Center and the evenings at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange, California. provides a balance between summertime education and fun.

Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Ages: 11-13

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St. George's Scholars Program

A boarding school scholarship program for children of active duty military personnel

Program Overview:
In recognition of their service to the nation and in support of the unique demands and sacrifices of military personnel and their families, St. George’s school is seeking to provide up to four fully funded scholarships for children of active duty military personnel in the 2013-2014 school year.

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Bernard Curtis Brown II Space Camp Scholarship

The Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp scholarship is funded by the MCEC. The scholarship covers full tuition to include:

•  Round trip transportation (from student’s home base to Space Camp)
•  Meals
•  Lodging
•  Program Materials

Click here for more information
Click here for application


Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program was established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006 to identify exemplary young people through their participation in the MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program. The program was named for Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, in recognition of her dedication to the development of children and youth.  Mrs. Hesselbein is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor, in 1998.

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Scholarships for Military Children
Administered by the Fisher House Foundation

The 2013 Program opened December 3, 2012.
Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

The Scholarships for Military Children Program is primarily funded through the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military commissaries, worldwide. We encourage military families to take advantage of their commissary benefits that not only provide a savings of more than 30 percent on the products purchased, but also support the military community through programs such as this scholarship. The purchase of products from these companies funds the Scholarships for Military Children program.

The Fisher House Foundation is honored to be involved with the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Fisher House Foundation provides a "Home Away from Home" near military medical centers for families experiencing a personal medical crisis and is one of the premiere quality of life organizations supporting military families. The Foundation volunteered to underwrite the administration of this program.

A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship per commissary may be available based on response and funding. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other related expenses.
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Forty Acres Scholars Program

Beckie and Pete Geren, former Secretaty of the Army, have established a unique scholarship through the Forty Acres Scholars program at The University of Texas at Austin, for a child of an active duty military family.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program is a four-year, full ride merit-based scholarship program for entering freshman at The University of Texas at Austin.  The program is designed to bring the best and brightest students to The University.  Current scholars exemplify this standard, with average two-part SAT scores of 1500, rankings at or near the top of their class, and leadership and extracurricular accomplishments.  The scholarship provides opportunities in keeping with these outstanding resumes. It not only provides tuition, living expenses and books, but also includes summer enrichment activities such as service learning, study abroad and an internship. 

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Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation, formed and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans and its employees, strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need.

Despite the aid of benefits like the GI Bill, the ever-increasing expense of a post-secondary degree is one of the greatest challenges facing so many of our nation's finest, and in an effort to address this need, Veterans United Foundation has established the Veterans United Scholarship Program.

The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding five bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books.

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Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12. Located in West Hartford, CT -- one of Kiplinger's Ten Best Cities in 2010 -- and accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, KO values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with our students and their families. Small classes are taught by exceptional teachers who encourage students to engage both widely and deeply in the liberal arts and sciences. Our graduates are well rounded and prepared remarkably well for the challenges of highly selective colleges and equipped for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
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Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation

Provides College Scholarships to dependent children and spouses of Navy personnel from the US Navy’s Aviation community; Officer and Enlisted, active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased. Applicants may be High School Seniors or already enrolled in college. Service member sponsor must have served in Naval Aviation Commands. Most awards are for one year, but the applicant can apply multiple years. We annually award over 45 scholarships – ranging from $2000-$10,000. WOASF also administers other aviation scholarships, so one application may enable you to apply for several scholarships. Visit www.wingsoveramerica.us for application information and deadlines.


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