COMBINED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS GROUP (CPAG)
AAAA: Army Aviation Association of America (Updated 7/8/19)
TYPE: Eight general scholarships ($3,000 each) and one honorarium ($1,000) for a UCF ROTC Cadet.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a member of the Central Florida Chapter of AAAA, or the spouse of a Central Florida Chapter AAAA member or deceased member, the unmarried son or daughter of a Central Florida AAAA member or deceased member, or the unmarried brother or sister of a Central Florida AAAA member or deceased member, or the unmarried grandchild of a Central Florida AAAA member or deceased member.
In all instances, the member's effective date of AAAA membership must be on or before May 1 of the previous year in which the applicant is seeking aid unless the member is deceased. The one (1) year requirement for all uniformed Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard members is automatically waived.
The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or selected for Fall entry as an undergraduate or graduate. Applicants who will attend a Service Academy are ineligible for a grant or loan. No recipient can hold concurrent AAAA Scholarships.
UCF ROTC honorarium applicant must be branched Aviation.
REQUIREMENTS: Complete and return it to the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., on or before May 1 of the year of college entry. The postmark will govern. Additional supporting data that the applicant will be requested to provide includes:
· References - to be completed by two individuals who are aware of the applicant's abilities and potential.
· School Recommendation - to be completed by an individual who has direct, personal knowledge of the applicant's overall performance as a secondary school or college student.
· Teacher's Recommendation - to be completed by a teacher who has direct, personal knowledge of the applicant's classroom performance.
· Academic Reporting Form - to be completed by the appropriate official in the applicant's school who has access to the applicant's academic history: for all applicants, grade point average; for entering freshmen, class rank and test scores. Mandatory for all applicants.
· Essay - For Graduate Student Applicants only. The applicant must submit a 250-word essay about your life experiences, work history, and aspirations. Note – our receipt of this essay is mandatory.
· Current transcript of Grades - the official grade transcript for the applicant's secondary school or college must be provided. Mandatory for all applicants. Graduate applicants must also provide their undergraduate grade transcript.
· Photograph - a photograph is requested to be used for publicity purposes.
· Proof of Admission to an Accredited College or University - proof that the applicant will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall as a student must be provided.
· All eligible candidates will first be considered for scholarship grants and then, if requested by the applicant, considered for the loan program.
UCF ROTC Cadet must have letter of recommendation from the PMS UCF ROTC.
Application submission NLT 1 May of the award year to:
AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
755 Main Street, Suite 4D
Monroe, CT 06468-2830
Telephone: (203) 268-2450 FAX: (203) 268-5870
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE:
General: Eight scholarships of $3,000 each annually
UCF ROTC Cadet: One honorarium of $1,000 annually
AFA Air Force Association
MARTIN H. HARRIS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP (Updated 01/03/18)
TYPE: Four $1,000 Scholarships
ELIGIBILITY: Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of Central Florida.
REQUIREMENTS: Application Sent to the Detachment Commander
APPLICATION POC: NAME: AFROTC Detachment Commander, PHONE #: 407-823-2265
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $4,000
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Scholarships awarded twice per year ($2,000 in fall & $2,000 in spring)
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: FULL 4-YEAR ONLINE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP
TYPE: The AFA/Grantham University Online Degree Scholarship is designed to encourage active duty dependents and AFA Members and their dependents, to continue their education, in spite of busy, demanding schedules.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a dependent of active duty, guard or reserve personnel; or
- Be a member of the Air Force Association; or
- Be a dependent of a member of the Air Force Association.
- The applicant must submit a completed application form.
- In a two page, double-spaced essay, describe your academic and career goals and explain why you are interested in pursuing your degree via an online degree program. Explain why this is the right time in your life and why you would be committed to continuing your education to get a degree.
- Provide two letters of recommendation. These should be character references with descriptions of your performance and your potential as a student.
- Provide proof of GED completion or high school transcripts (or college transcripts if applicable). Note: College transcript(s) and proof of undergraduate degree are required for the graduate programs.
- You will be required to provide us with information requested on a feedback form six months after the scholarship is awarded.
APPLICATION POC: Applications available at www.afa.org or contact Grantham at 1-800-955-2527
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: One full four-year scholarship, bearing a total value of approximately $28,000
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Scholarship will be awarded in July
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: AIR FORCE SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP
TYPE: The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a spouse of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve to be eligible.
- Include an original or copy of your most recent college/university transcript or a report card from your last semester verifying your minimum 3.5 (CUMULATIVE) GPA or higher. If submitting transcript printed on-line, transcript MUST have your name.
- Proof of acceptance into a regionally accredited community college/ college/ university. This may consist of a short letter on college/university stationery from either the admissions office or the registrar. A class registration payment/receipt stating that you are currently enrolled is also acceptable. You must be attending classes in the current academic year.
- In a two page double-spaced essay, describe your academic and career goals and the motivation which led you to this decision. Describe how Air Force and other local community activities in which you are involved will enhance your goals.
- The two letters of recommendation should be character references and descriptions of performance and potential as a student, employee or volunteer. A letter of endorsement from the local AFA Chapter would be welcomed and encouraged. The two letters must be from different sources. Letters from previous or present professors, employers, and volunteer organizations referencing work you have done (church, sports, school, hospital, etc.) are encouraged.
- Please BE SURE to include information on which major command spouse belongs to.
- You will be required to provide us with information requested on a feedback form six months after the scholarship is awarded.
APPLICATION POC: Applications available at www.afa.org
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $1,000 Stipend
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Application Deadline April, Scholarship will be awarded in May
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: JODI CALLAHAN SCHOLARSHIP
TYPE: The Jodi Callahan Memorial Graduate Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship for a Masters Degree in a non-technical field of study.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be an Air Force active duty, full time Guard or Reserve (officer or enlisted), person pursuing a Masters Degree in a non-technical field.
- Completed application postmarked by June 30, 2006 of application year. Applications must be completely filled out to be considered.
- A typed, two page double-spaced essay describing your academic goals and how you expect your degree to enhance your service to the Air Force.
- One letter of recommendation from your Air Force supervisor or commander.
- The letter should include a character reference, a description of your performance and an assessment of your potential as an Air Force leader and volunteer.
- Applicants must be enrolled in the current or upcoming semester with a minimum of 3 credit hours or the equivalent.
- Proof of acceptance into an accredited college/university. This may consist of a short letter on college/university stationery from either the admissions office or the registrar. A class registration payment/receipt stating that you are currently enrolled is also acceptable.
- Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 is required. Submit an original or copy of your most recent college/university Masters Program transcript with your GPA highlighted or circled. If just starting your Masters program, submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript with your GPA highlighted or circled.
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $1,000 stipend awarded in early September of the application year.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The scholarship may be used to pay for any reasonable cost related to pursuing a degree. This would include tuition, lab fees and books. This scholarship is nonrenewable and cannot be awarded more than once to any applicant.
AUSA Association of the United States Army (Updated 7/12/19)
INFORMATION: Check Sunshine Chapter website at www.ausa.org/chapters/sunshine-chapter
TYPE: Three to four scholarships of up to $3,000.
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $5,000
CFMCF Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation (Updated 7/12/19)
The Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation (CFMCF), as an active and supportive member of the local community, provides scholarships to deserving undergraduate students.
The Foundation awards roughly $10,000 in scholarships each year. The Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee determines the number and amount of scholarships awarded based upon the Committee’s evaluation of the applications received. The Committee will notify all scholarship applicants in writing once the selection process is completed.
The Foundation’s scholarships are available to students who are residents in any of Central Florida’s seven counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia, and who are registered/accepted into an accredited Junior College, four-year college, or university. The actual award of scholarship funds to students will require proof of enrollment at the college/university to which the applicant has been accepted. More extensive applicant eligibility criteria are listed in the application form available on the website below.
Scholarship Application—Go to the CFMCF Web Site or Facebook page--Download Form--Complete--Mail to: Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation, P.O. Box 781754; Orlando, FL 32878-1754
A complete application must include:
· The application form,
· A 300- to 500-word essay,
· High school and/or college transcripts,
· Standardized Test Scores for high school applicants, and
· Two letters of recommendation.
To apply for this scholarship, please download the application form from the Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation web site, and submit all materials (typically) by the end of January. Please refer to the web site for this year’s deadline!
NOTE: Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted/processed
Applicants must meet one of the following six criteria:
- An active duty or reserve US Marine.
- A US Marine who served at least 6 months and has received an Honorable or Medical Discharge.
- Provide with your application a copy of your DD214.
- An active duty or reserve US Navy Corpsman who serves, or has served at least 6 months, with the US Marine Corps.
- Provide with your application the name of the Marine Unit and your dates of service with that Unit.
- A U.S. Navy Corpsman who had served at least 6 months with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable or Medical Discharge.
- Provide with your application a copy of your DD214 and the name of the Marine Unit and your dates of service with that Unit.
- The son/daughter/grandchild/spouse of an active duty or reserve US Marine or of a US Marine who received an Honorable or Medical Discharge or who died while serving in the US Marine Corps.
- Provide Unit Name and Address for a Marine presently on active duty.
- Provide a copy of the Marine’s DD214 or discharge paper(s).
- A student enrolled in a Marine Corps Junior ROTC program.
CFNL CENTRAL FLORIDA NAVY LEAGUE (CFNL) (Updated 7/27/18)
TYPE: Up to three $2,000 Scholarships Annually
ELIGIBILITY: Graduating Senior from one of the 13 NJROTC, MCJROTC or six Sea Cadet Units in Central Florida.
REQUIREMENTS: Must provide confirmation of Acceptance into a two year or four year school
APPLICATION POC: NAME: Troy Edwards, Youth Programs and Scholarship Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $6,000
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Scholarships awarded every July
ITEA International Test and Evaluation Association, Central Florida Chapter (Updated 7/8/19)
The Central Florida Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a professional association, chartered in Orlando as an educationally-oriented, not-for-profit, technical society. Test and Evaluation (T&E) professionals use their science and engineering backgrounds to make sure the systems we all buy and the systems that protect all of us are safe to use and work as intended. They push systems to the intended limits and beyond. The ITEA mission includes:
1. Providing an organization for individuals who have a common interest in the discipline of T&E;
2. Providing for the exchange of ideas and information in the field of T&E;
3. Conducting professional meetings, including symposia, seminars, workshops and courses on the technology and management involved in the field of T&E;
4. Promoting education in the field of T&E; and
5. Supporting and promoting the development and advancement of the state of the art in T&E and in allied branches of science, technology, and management.
As part of this mission, the Central Florida Chapter of ITEA is offering a scholarship available to Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake County High School Seniors who will be pursuing a degree in any of the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. The size of the scholarship amount will be dependent upon the amount of funding available once the selections are made in April, but at least one scholarship will be awarded each year. Final selection will be made by a panel of members of the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Chapter of ITEA. Please contact Steve Gordon (email@example.com) for an applicaton. A sealed copy of the applicant’s current transcript as of January of the current year must accompany all completed applications. The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
Selection Criteria in Priority Order for Applications Received by by the first day of April each year (Deadline)
1. Evidence of an intent to pursue a college degree in any of the physical sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics.
2. Academic performance to date, with emphasis on science and math courses.
3. Participation in science and math related extracurricular school activities.
4. Employment in science and mathematics related industries.
5. Future plans and career aspirations.
If interested, please mail a copy of your transcript and the application to:
International Test and Evaluation Association – Central Florida (ITEA-CF)
Attention: Dr. Steven C. Gordon
12472 Lake Underhill Drive
Orlando, FL 32828
MOAA Military Officers Association of America, Central Florida Chapter (Updated 01/08/18)
Type: MOAA’s Central Florida Chapter awards up to ten (10) competitive $1,000 scholarships for cadets enrolled in high school JROTC programs in Orange, Seminole, & Osceola counties.
Eligibility: Graduating seniors in good standing enrolled in high school JROTC programs,
· Nomination by high school JROTC Senior Instructor. Each school may nominate two cadets.
· Completion and submission of an application which includes data relating to academic performance, identification of AP and Honors courses completed, school and community honors received, part-time employment, leadership positions held in JROTC and a written evaluation from the JROTC Senior Instructor.
· Compliance with all annual submission deadlines established by MOAA’s Central Florida Chapter.
· An interview in dress uniform before MOAA’s Central Florida Chapter scholarship selection committee.
Application POC: MAJ Lorraine A. Holland, USA Ret.; firstname.lastname@example.org ; (407) 221-1388
Total Scholarship Value: $10,000
Additional Information: Scholarships and a commemorative plaque are presented to the selected cadets at a regularly scheduled MOAA Central Florida Chapter luncheon, generally in April. Awardees, who must attend in dress uniform, are permitted to bring two guests and their JROTC Senior Instructor to the luncheon.
NCS National Center for Simulation (Updated 9/24/18)
TYPES: 1) University of Central Florida: Vince Amico Scholarship for Modeling and Simulation; 2) Seminole State College: Henry C. Okraski Simulation Technology Scholarship; (should be added this year) and 3) Ten High School Scholarships (STEM) @ $1,000 each – University HS; Crooms AOIT; Lyman HS; Timber Creek HS; Hagerty HS; Boone HS; Edgewater HS; Winter Park HS; Freedom HS; & Oak Ridge HS.
UCF: Primarily incoming freshman, and enrolled full-time, and having a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have an interest in modeling and simulation; but also offered to Masters or Doctoral students enrolled full-time, and having a minimum 3.0 GPA, and majoring in modeling and simulation.
High Schools: STEM major.
UCF: Incoming freshman with a demonstrated interest in modeling and. If there are no acceptable incoming freshman applicants, University masters or doctoral students enrolled as a full-time student at the University majoring in the modeling and simulation program may apply. All applicants whether incoming freshman, masters or doctoral students must be registered full-time and hold a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
UCF: The University Office of Student Financial Assistance, 407-823-2827
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP VALUE:
UCF: $2,500 annual
NDIA National Defense Industrial Association (Updated 10/08/18)
At this time, the CFL NDIA chapter does not have a scholarship program. In 2018 it used these funds to initiate a STEM teacher training program in partnership with the Orlando Science Center.
NTSA National Training & Simulation Association (Updated 2/14/19)
SCHOLARSHIPS: RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate and the Leonard P. Gollobin I/ITSEC Scholarships
Applications will be accepted through mid-June each year. Funds will be available to the student for the following Fall Quarter/Semester.
NATURE OF SCHOLARSHIPS: The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to announce the Annual RADM Fred Lewis I/ITSEC Postgraduate Scholarships. The scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education communities. By investing in our future workforce, the scholarships encourage expansion of the I/ITSEC community and promote innovation through direct investment in our community’s future leaders. In the event that suitable candidates for one level are not identified, funds may be combined to provide two awards at the same level of study. The RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarships, awards are offered at a Masters level in the amount $5,000, and at a Doctoral level in the amount of $10,000.
Leonard P. Gollobin Graduate Scholarship program was generously bequeathed by Mr. Gollobin to direct students developing their technical talents into the defense industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Gollobin led scientific initiatives that improved our defense systems and strategically shaped our military capabilities. NTSA administers this scholarship with the intent to provide financial support for those seeking advanced degrees and a path to leverage their commitment to strengthen our nation's security.
The scholarship recipient(s) will attend I/ITSEC of the year selected at the expense of the I/ITSEC organization, where he or she will be recognized, view the latest in simulation, training and education technologies and meet leading figures from Government, Industry, and Academia associated with this community.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and successfully complete undergraduate studies by the end of Spring Term of the current year. The applicant also must be enrolled or accepted for a full-time masters or doctoral program in any of the following disciplines:
- Engineering (Modeling, Simulation, and/or Training Related)
- Operations Research/Systems Analysis/Mathematics
- Distance Learning Methodologies
- Human Factors (Psychology or Engineering)
- Instructional Design and Training Methodology
- Computer Science and/or Information Sciences
- The applicant must have a stated interest and career goal in the Modeling & Simulation, Training, and/or Education Industry
- The award will be based on student merit as determined from the submitted application documents (see below).
CONDITION OF AWARD:
- The scholarship must be used for education expenses (tuition, books, fees, room and board) and is subject to the established procedures/policies of the applicant's institution
- If the successful applicant terminates his/her graduate studies and there are remaining funds, the institution will retain such funds for award to another student of their choice following the above eligibility guidelines.
- The successful applicant will prepare an abstract and, if approved, a paper to be presented at I/ITSEC in the respective area of study one year after completion of the degree program or within three years of scholarship receipt, whichever occurs first.
SELECTION PANEL/SCHOLARSHIP ADMINISTRATION:
A panel consisting of individuals from the academia and past and I/ITSEC chairs will determine the selection. Administration of the scholarship program will reside with the National Training Systems Association (NTSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit the following to the I/ITSEC Scholarship (Lewis/Gollobin Scholarship) Program, postmarked no later than the date in June indicated on the I/ITSEC Website (http://www.iitsec.org/education/students-and-teachers/scholarships).
Statement of how the scholarship will aid student in career pursuit (not more than 500 words). The synopsis must include a description on how the scholarship fits into the applicant's planned career in the Modeling, Simulation, Training or Education field.
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship (copy of Birth Certificate, Social Security, or Passport).
- Personal resume to include positions, outstanding awards, publications (if any) and leadership capabilities. Ensure that your contact information (i.e. mailing address, phone and e-mail) is included.
- Undergraduate transcript.
- Graduate transcript (if applicable). Transcripts must be official.
- Recommendations from major advisor and one professor from the aforementioned disciplines.
- Postmarked - June of each year (see: http://www.iitsec.org/education/students-and-teachers/scholarships )
- Award announcement - August of each year (see: http://www.iitsec.org/education/students-and-teachers/scholarships )
- Funds Available - Fall Term of the award year.
WID CFL Central Florida Chapter Women In Defense (Updated 01/04/18)
1) Frequency: Every Spring
Target Population: High school students and employed college students
Amount: $1,000 for high school student, $1,000 for employed college student who are WID members
- Be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled/accepted in a regionally accredited Florida university or college, either full-time or part- time
- Be a female
- Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security, defense, or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related field
- Demonstrate a financial need
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 – as evidenced by the most current unofficial transcript
Payment is issued directly to the recipient.
2) Title: Women In Defense Central Florida STEM Initiative Fund:
Target Population: Middle school aged girls
Amount: $1,000 dispersed to various middle school camps in the summer
· Middle school aged girl
· Accepted into a WID CFL approved Florida STEM program or camp
Payment is issued directly to the summer STEM program.
WID SC Space Coast Chapter Women in Defense (Updated 3/15/16)
Space Coast Chapter Women In Defense (WID) has established the Space Coast WID Scholarship Program to encourage young women in Florida to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. Space Coast WID will award at least (1) one $1,000.00 scholarship per year. For complete information on this scholarship and other STEM related news, visit us at www.scwid.org.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.
1. Be a high school student, undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled/accepted in an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time
2. Be a female, residing in Brevard County, Florida
3. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security, defense, or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related field
4. Demonstrate a financial need
5. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. – Evidence of the applicant’s most current high school or post-secondary school transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient). An official transcript may be requested by SCWID subsequent to an award.
6. Must be able to show proof of US citizenship. Evidence of the applicant’s US citizenship may be requested by SCWID subsequent to an award.
Submit a complete application package. Emailed packages must be received no later than April 15, 2016, 11:59 pm; packages mailed must be postmarked no later April 15, 2016. Applications received with missing information will not be considered.
Fields of Study
The Space Coast WID Scholarship Program focuses on the following preferred fields of study:
- Security studies, military history, government relations;
- STEM fields including but not limited to natural sciences, life sciences, manufacturing, engineering, physical sciences, construction sciences, computer sciences, mathematical sciences, and biological sciences;
- Business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics;
- Other fields where the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.