PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The eligibility requirements for Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year were announced by the Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Oct. 28.
The program awards up to six $1,000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependents of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel who legally claim Alaska as their state of residence.
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 March 1, 2017 for the FY-17 selection board, which convenes in April 2017.
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. Recipients will be notified and scholarship funds disbursed to the appropriate academic institution.
Applicants must be legal residents of Alaska and a child or spouse of an active duty, reserve or retired service member.
Acceptance at an accredited college or university for full-time under graduate study toward a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is required. No more than two scholarship awards may be received by an individual during the pursuit of a four-year degree.
For additional information and a link to apply for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, visit www.navyleague.org/scholarship or refer to NAVADMIN 241/16.
Interested students and families may contact Ms. Jeanne Ellinport at (703) 528-1775/ (800) 356-5760; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Cheral Cook at (850) 452-3671 (DSN 459 3671); email: email@example.com.
NETC is the largest shore command in the Navy and is comprised of more than 12,000 military and staff personnel at more than 230 subordinate activities and detachments in the United States and at remote sites overseas. NETC provides training and education to more than 31,000 students on any given day.
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