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Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: April 29, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

As of 2019, the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund has awarded $660,000 in scholarships to qualified students.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

2019 Recipients
2018 Recipients
2017 Recipients

Applicants to the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund must:

  • Be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.

Only the first 100 applications received will be acknowledged and processed. The website will close when 100 applications are received. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be accepted.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Provided there are qualified applicants, one award will be granted per branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard).

Awards are one-time only and not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


The first 100 applicants will be notified in early June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the New York Chapter of the ALA. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the New York Chapter of the ALA play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade, and credit hours earned for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A copy of the parent’s Form DD214, Statement of Service or other proof of service to verify eligibility.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 3, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

The New York Chapter of the America Logistics Association (ALA) has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!