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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:30 am

Three scholarships that benefit military family members are now accepting applications.


The Scholarships for Military Children Program, entering its 14th year through the Fisher House Foundation, will award $2,000 scholarships to children of commissary patrons, including active duty, reserve and National Guard and retired military commissary customers.

The scholarship is funded by the Defense Commissary Agency, among other donors.

Applicants must enroll in a full-time, four-year undergraduate college or university and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

In total, 7,412 students have been awarded $11,326,000 worth of scholarship money through the program.

Applications can be submitted to your commissary no later than Feb. 28.

Go to www.militaryscholar.org for more information.


The Heroes Legacy Scholarship is awarded to dependent, unmarried children under the age of 23 of active duty, reserve, National Guard and retired service members who died while on active duty. Additional criteria applies and can be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Documentation can be sent to BGawne@fisherhouse.org or confirmed by calling 888-294-8560.

Applicants must enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited university or community college for the fall of 2014. High school applicants are required to have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to apply. College applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

Heroes Legacy Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 15.

Go to http://militaryscholar.org/legacy/index.html.


The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program, through the National Military Family Association, is designed to award military spouses with educational funds to improve the spouses’ opportunities for employment and financial security for the family.

Named after the wife of Gen. George S. Patton, the program is open to spouses of active duty, reserve and National Guard, retirees and survivors of military service.

The awarded funds can be used for a variety of educational purposes, including obtaining a GED, English-as-a-second-language classes, vocational training, tuition, fees, room and board for undergraduate and graduate degrees, and licensure fees. Online programs are included.

Applications are accepted online through Jan. 31.

Go to http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships.

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