Commissary Scholarships: Applications Now Available

The Defense Commissary Agency has announced its 2009 Scholarships for Military Children program.  Applications and information are now available at your local commissary or online at the Scholarships for Military Children website.  It is available only to unmarried students under the age of 23, who are the dependent of an active duty, National Guard, reserve, or retired military member, as well as surviving children of military members who died while on active duty or in a retired status.  Students must have a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program.  This program strives to offer a $1,500 scholarship at each commissary that has qualified applications, and more than one scholarship per location may be awarded dependent on response and funding.  There is an FAQ section that answered most of my questions about the process.  I encourage you to check into this opportunity to help pay for college, and let us know if any of you are awarded the scholarship.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.