Alaska Sea Service Scholarships Announced

Story Number: NNS151117-22Release Date: 11/17/2015 4:20:00 PM
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By Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Pensacola, Fla (NNS) -- The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Nov. 16, eligibility requirements for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for academic year 2016-2017.

The program awards up to six $1000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependent children or spouse of personnel serving in the U.S Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard active duty, reserve or retired personnel. It includes those who were serving at the time of death or missing-in-action status and are legal residences of Alaska. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements will be ranked according to academic proficiency, character, leadership ability, community involvement and financial need.

The scholarships are made possible by funds raised as a war bond during World War II by Alaska citizens as a gift to honor the Sailors of the USS Juneau (CL 52). Following the war, the governor of the territory of Alaska and the secretary of the Navy agreed that the bond monies would remain on deposit until an appropriate application could be found. In 1986, the Navy established the Alaska Sea Services Scholarships Fund.

The application deadline is February 26, 2016 for the FY-16 selection board, which convenes in April 2016.
A selection panel will be appointed by the Navy League Foundation and the nominee packages will be forwarded to NETC for final approval and selection of the winners. Recipients will be notified and scholarships funds disbursed to the appropriate academic institution.

Applicants must show acceptance at an accredited college or university for full-time under graduate study toward a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science Degree. No more than two scholarships awards many be given to any individual during pursuit of the four-year degree.

For additional information and a link to apply for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, visit or refer to NAVADMIN 256/15.

Interested students and families may contact Mrs. Stacy McFarland at (703) 232-5595/ (800) 356-5760; email: or Dr. Cheral Cook at (850) 452-3671 (DSN 459 3671); email:

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