Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Educational Assistance online only application for the 2013-14 school year is still available. The deadline to apply is noon EST, March 1, 2013. Find the application at http://www.moaa.org/education.
Nearly 1,600 students, children of currently serving or retired officer or enlisted military personnel (Regular, Reserve or Guard,) received up to $5,500 each in interest-free loans or grants from the MOAA Scholarship Fund for the 2012-13 school year. More than 400 of the students were first-time recipients.
The MOAA Scholarship Fund was established in 1948 to provide educational assistance for children of military families. Eligibility guidelines include:
- Students under age 24, who are children of active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and children of active duty or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. If a child served in a uniformed service before completing college, however, his or her maximum age for eligibility will be increased by the number of years he or she served, up to five years.
- Graduating high school seniors or full-time college students working toward their first undergraduate degree.
- Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are selected on the basis of their scholastic ability, activities, and financial need.
- Loans and grants are awarded annually for up to five years of undergraduate study (or until a student graduates). Students may apply online. The application deadline is noon EST, March 1, 2013.
The MOAA Scholarship Fund is based on one of the association's founding principles, that education is the cornerstone of a strong democracy. For more than 65 years, it has provided interest-free loans totaling more than $100 million to more than 12,000 students. The fund is supported by donations and bequests from MOAA members, chapters, corporations, and others.
For more information on the application or to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund, please visit MOAA’s website at http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund/ or email edassist(at)MOAA(dot)org.
Faces of Scholarship:
Students write about how MOAA's Educational Assistance changed their life.
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org.