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 2018, the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund has awarded $610,000 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund must be:
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 $5,000 award. Provided there are qualified applicants, two (2) awards will be given 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 late March. 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.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with the following documents postmarked no later than <strong>February 16</strong>:
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.
Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)
Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:
Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.
Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: May 21, 2019. The mailing address is on the application form.
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Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Postmark Deadline: May 21, 2019.