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MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS--2017

 

PURPOSE

The Missouri National Guard Association offers one-year scholarships to Annual, Association, and Lifetime members of the Association or their dependents.  These scholarships are for students wishing to continue their formal education in an accredited junior college or a 4-year college or university (traditional or online accredited college) and who have demonstrated scholarship, citizenship and leadership to a high degree.  The scholarships shall be administered through the scholarship committee of the Missouri National Guard Association.

ELIGIBILITY

 Scholarships will be awarded in two categories.  Category I is for those individuals who are members in good standing of the Missouri National Guard Association.  Category II is for dependents of members in good standing of the Missouri National Guard Association.  Individuals who qualify as Guard members and dependents will be considered in both categories and will be awarded only the scholarship of the higher value.  The 2016 recipients of a MONGA scholarship are not eligible to apply for a 2017 scholarship.  The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

            SCHOLARSHIP:

            Each applicant must meet requirements for entrance in the school of his/her choice and the applicant must have received average or above average academic achievement.

            CITIZENSHIP:

            Each applicant must show evidence of moral force of character (Truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, unselfishness and consideration for others).  Testimonials from school officials are excellent sources for this information.

            LEADERSHIP:

            Each applicant must demonstrate leadership in (a) Home, (b) School, (c) Religious, and (d) Community activities.  In case of two applicants with similar qualifications, extra-curricular activities at school may be considered in order to make a decision.  However, undue emphasis upon extra-curricular or high scholastic achievement is to be discouraged.

            NEED:

            The need for financial assistance in order to continue with formal educational studies will be considered in cases involving students with similar outstanding qualifications in areas described above.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The following items must accompany the completed application (if utilizing the online application form you will receive an email explaining where to send the required documents listed below) :

1.     A copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript (First semester freshman must submit a copy of their high school transcript).

2.     A letter from the applicant stating the following:

a.       The desire to continue his/her education.

b.      Description of how he/she has demonstrated (Scholarship, Citizenship, Leadership)  

c.       Requirement for financial assistance.

     3.    Three letters of recommendation attesting to the degree to which the applicant has demonstrated scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNTS

Four scholarships will be awarded this year from the Missouri National Guard Association.

Two scholarships will be available for members of the association.

One (1) in the amount of $1,000.00

One (1) in the amount of $750.00

Two scholarships will be available for dependents of members of the association.

One (1) in the amount of $750.00

One (1) in the amount of $500.00

One scholarship is sponsored by USAA and is designated for enlisted members of the association.

One (1) in the amount of $1,000.00

 

STIPULATIONS

1.  If the winner finds he/she cannot use the scholarship due to an emergency, or for any reason does not use it beginning on later that the second semester of the academic year following the date of the award, the award will go to one of the alternates selected, and the winner may resubmit next year.

2.  There must be repayment of the scholarship if the student withdraws from the school by his/her own desire or school administrator’s request.  The scholarship committee is given the authority to waive this requirement under personal hardship conditions.

3.  If awarded a scholarship the recipient must attend the Annual Missouri National Guard Association Conference banquet scheduled for Saturday evening, April 21, 2017 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach.  Only the recipient registration expenses for the banquet will be covered by the Missouri National Guard Association.  Any family or guests are the responsibility of the recipient. 

4.  The sponsor of a dependent recipient must be a current Missouri National Guard Association member with a paid banquet registration and is responsible for any guests accompanying the recipient. 

5.  Recipients of the member or enlisted scholarships must be a current member of the Missouri National GuardOnly the recipient registration expenses for the banquet will be covered by the Missouri National Guard Association.  Any family or guests are the responsibility of the recipient. 

6.  If a recipient is unable to attend a request will be considered by the Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors on a case by case basis.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP ALL APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 20, 2017 OR DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESS ON THE APPLICATION NO LATER THAN MARCH 20, 2017. 

Applicants may send any questions or inquiries to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at john.p.martin86.mil@mail.mil

Applicants may complete the online application form.  Applicants will receive an email confirming the application meets initial screening criteria and explaining where to send the required documents.  All applications and required documents must be received no later than March 20, 2017.

 

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE

February 10, 2017 - Application distributed and posted to website

March 20, 2017 - All applications due to the Scholarship Chairperson – an email will be sent to the email on scholarship application confirming receipt

March 23, 2017 – Applications reviewed by Scholarship Committee

March 24, 2017 – Selected recipient names and recommendation of award sent to the Missouri National Guard Association Executive Board for approval

March 30, 2017 – Recipients notified of selection

April 21, 2017 – Recipients awarded scholarships at Missouri National Guard Banquet at Tan- Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach


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