Fort Hood Area Military Family Member Scholarship Fund
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ELIGIBILITY:

The Fort Hood Area Military Family Member Scholarship Fund



A. HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS (2018-2019 high school seniors, those who hold a valid high school equivalent for the current school year, or those who graduate before the end of the year in which the scholarship is awarded).

1. The dependent child of an active duty U.S. military sponsor assigned to Fort Hood; or
2. The dependent child of an active duty U.S. military sponsor whose last duty assignment was Fort Hood and applicant resides in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County while sponsor is on a non-command sponsored assignment on orders; or
3. The dependent child of an active duty retired U.S. military sponsor and both sponsor
and applicant reside in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County; or
4. The dependent child of a deceased member of the U.S. military forces and applicant resides in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County.



BACKGROUND:

The FHAMFMSF was established at Fort Hood in 1985. It is a 501(c)(3) private organization under the supervision of the Garrison Commander. The Fund was designed to be the focal point for all family member scholarship activities on Fort Hood. In the last five years, the FHAMFMSF awarded 224 individuals $250,850 in scholarship funds.

B. SPOUSE APPLICANTS (Military spouses who are high school graduates or hold a valid high school equivalent).


1. The dependent spouse of an active duty U.S. military sponsor assigned to Fort Hood and both sponsor and applicant reside in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County;  or
2. The dependent spouse of an active duty U.S. military sponsor whose last duty assignmentwas Fort Hood and applicant resides in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County County while Sponsor is on a non-command sponsored assignment on orders;  or
3. The dependent spouse of an active duty retired U.S. military sponsor whose last duty assignment was Fort Hood and both sponsor and applicant reside in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County;  or
4. The dependent spouse of a deceased member of the U.S. military forces whose last duty assignment was Fort Hood and applicant resides in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis or Williamson County County.

C. GENERAL.

1. “Active duty U.S. military sponsor” is defined as active duty Regular Army, an Army Reservist
who is activated at the time of application for scholarship, or a National Guardsman who is activated at the time of application for scholarship.
2. Active duty service members are not eligible.
3. All applicants must possess a valid U.S. military identification card and provide a front and back copy.
4. All applicants may apply for either an academic or vocational scholarship only.
5. All applicants must be accepted or expect to be accepted by an institution of higher learning (i.e., college or vocational school) or be enrolled in an accredited institution of same.
6. All applicants must be working toward a  first undergraduate degree or vocational certification. The scholarship is not intended for additional undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, secondary vocational certifications, or additional vocational certifications.
7. Persons who have previously received a FHAMFMSF scholarship are not eligible to apply; however, those who have previously applied but not received a scholarship are eligible to apply again.


SELECTION:

A. An outside selection committee nominates scholarship awardees. All identifying information (name, address, telephone number, age, sponsor’s rank, etc.) is removed from the applicant’s file before being viewed by the selection committee.
B. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit, community contribution, letters of recommendation and a brief essay. Financial need is not considered.



      High School Senior Application

This application is for applicants that are currently High School Seniors. Please review the eligibility requirements located on the applicants page.
Military Spouse Application
This application is for applicants that are currently military spouses. Please review the eligibility requirements located on the applicants page.
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