- SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
- HEROES’ LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS
- JOANNE HOLBROOK PATTON MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
The Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010, and in ten years, through the generosity of Defense Commissary Agency business partners and others, a total of 5,402 students, all sons or daughters of commissary patrons, have shared $8,311,000 in scholarship grants. They were selected from a pool of nearly 58,000 applicants.
Program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. Recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a four–year undergraduate college or university, accredited in the U.S. They must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 basis. Program is funded primarily by vendors that sell products to the military through the commissary system.
HEROES’ LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS
Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships honor not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service on or after September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.
The scholarship grants for this special program are principally underwritten by the author’s after tax proceeds from the book “Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to My Daughters” written by President Barack Obama. The amount to be awarded each year depends on the amount of royalties and other potential donations.
Fisher House Foundation underwrites all administrative and management costs for these two programs.
JOANNE HOLBROOK PATTON MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program is administered by the National Military Family Association (NMFA). Fisher House Foundation contributes $100,000 to the NMFA in order to expand the number of scholarship grants awarded each year.