Council offers scholarships to complete degrees

The Council of College and Military Educators is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships each year to U.S. service members (active duty and veterans) and spouses of service members who are working toward the completion of higher education degrees.

All applicants must submit the on-line CCME Scholarship Application, which will be available at www.ccmeonline.org/scholarship website by the middle of July. The deadline for scholarship applications is Oct. 1.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

CCME Joe King Scholarship (five awards) — Applicants must:
» be a uniformed service member (active, Reserves, Guard).
» be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.
» be a first time associate, bachelor or graduate degree seeker.
» have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum six or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
» submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges.
» submit two letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic adviser.

CCME Spouse Scholarship (five awards)  — Applicants must:
» be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, Reserves, Guard, veteran).
» be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.
» be a first time associate, bachelor or graduate degree seeker.
» have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum six or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
» submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges.
» submit two letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic adviser.

CCME Veteran Scholarship (five awards) — Applicants must:
» be a prior uniformed service member (active, Reserves, Guard).
» be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.
» be a first time associate, bachelor or graduate degree seeker.
» have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum six or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
» submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges.
» submit two letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic adviser.
Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills and should be at least 400 to 750 words in length. Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals who do not qualify will not be considered.

Finalists will be required to provide documentation of service.

(Courtesy of 86th Force Support Squadron)


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