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General Military Scholarships: various descriptions and deadlines
Airforce ROTC Scholarship: Apply by January 17
Naval/Marine ROTC Scholarship: Apply by December 31
LOCAL or NC Military Scholarships:
Udacity Nanodegree Scholarship- Apply by November 1
The Society of American Military Engineers- apply by December 2
Fisher House Foundation Military Scholarships- application opens on Dec. 16
Military Officers Association of America (CC-MOAA) is offering four (4) $1000 academic scholarships - apply by April 5
United States Military Academies:
West Point Military Academy:
The academy “educates, trains and inspires the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country.”
There are currently a total of 42 majors offered at the academy. All majors fall under engineering, basic sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Each student who graduates from the school will earn Bachelor of Science degrees and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army.”
To learn more about the academy, head over to www.usma.edu
The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.”
The college academics primary focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics; where there are 25 majors to choose from. Just as the Military Academy, students who attend the academy will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and will be commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.
To find out more information about the Naval Academy, check out www.usna.edu.
If you’re all about flying, the United States Air Force Academy would be a better fit for you. The academy was first established on April 1, 1954, the youngest of all five service academies. During the four years in the academy, cadets are engaging in real-world learning and research experience they may not find in other universities.
The school offers 27 majors and three minors for their students. Compared to some of the other academies, the USAFA offers many different types of majors, ranging from Engineering to Philosophy. Upon graduating, students will receive a Bachelor of Science and will be a commissioned officer in the Air Force.
For more information, check out www.academyadmissions.com.
US Coast Guard Academy:
Although it’s the smallest out of the five federal service academies, that shouldn’t stop you from checking out what the campus has to offer. Being the halfway point between Boston and New York City, this cozy campus was first founded in 1876. Those attending the school will be a part of the oldest life-saving service in the world. Not only does the school offer a wide range of academic programs, students will learn the skills it takes to be a Coast Guard.
Just like the USAFA, the USCGA offers a wide range of majors between the arts and sciences. Once students receive their Bachelor of Science degree at graduation, they will be commissioned into the U.S. Coast Guard.
If you’re interested, head over to www.uscga.edu to learn more.
US Merchant Marines:
Known for its rigorous academic program, USMMA requires more credit hours for a baccalaureate degree than any other Federal Service Academy,” according to their site. “This challenging coursework is augmented by the Academy’s Sea year experience, which affords midshipmen the opportunity to acquire hands-on, real-world experiences aboard working commercial vessels sailing to ports around the world.”
Students will have a choice between eight challenging majors. Once midshipmen graduate from the school, they will have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and an officer’s commission in the U.S. Armed Forces. Also, compared to the other federal academies, the USMMA offers the most career options.
To learn more, head over to www.usmma.edu
Study for the ASVAB: ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is a multiple-choice test that helps you identify which Army jobs (Military Occupational Specialties) would be best for you.