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Although 2017 is just getting underway, many forward-looking military families are preparing for college enrollment in the fall by finalizing their Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children applications in time for the programs Feb. 17 deadline.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in 2001 to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force, and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. The program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families.
Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants is straightforward. Requirements include providing a completed two-page application; the students official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a typewritten or computer printed essay of 500 words or less, and no longer than two pages.
This years essay question is multi-part: If you had the chance to have a 30-minute conversation with any person in human history (either living or deceased), who would be the person you choose? Why? What topic would you discuss with this person?
With the deadline to submit your application for the Fisher House Scholarship for Military Children fast approaching, make sure you double-check the list of items required to be submitted to be eligible for the scholarship, said Marye Dobson, the Defense Commissary Agencys scholarships program liaison.
The two-page application, your high school or college transcripts and the short typed essay all have to be submitted in one package, she said.
Eligibility for the program is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military dependent ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or already be attending an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2017 or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program.
Applicants who are awarded a full scholarship to attend a college or university or receive an appointment to one of the military academies or affiliated preparatory schools are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses.
All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions and the downloadable application are available at http://www.militaryscholar.org.
Fisher House has also announced the addition of a scholarship search engine, tailored to military families, called Search for Service. Its free, easy to use, and available on mobile devices or computers at the same militaryscholar.org site.
Students enter brief background information and educational goals and the search tool will identify military-affiliated scholarships they may be eligible for based on their input. Once the search is complete, students receive a list of scholarships with a summary of eligibility requirements, points of contact and links to the scholarship providers website. Students can elect to have a PDF file of the results immediately emailed to them for use in selecting which scholarships to apply for.
According to Brian Gawne, vice president of community relations for Fisher House, it was his own experience as a military father that helped identify the need for the search engine. We realized that with a finite amount of money, we could have provided a few more scholarships, but by investing the money in a search engine, it gave access to hundreds of scholarships that people might not otherwise know about, he said.
Gawne noted that additionally, the Search For Service search engine is never used to collect data for marketing purposes. Were not using this to collect data and then send email or solicitations, he said.
The Scholarships for Military Children program is managed by Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit organization. If students have questions about the scholarship program application, they should call Scholarship Managers at 856-616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com.
No government funds are used to support the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and the general public donate money to fund the program.
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About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for Americas military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.


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Commissary Fast Facts

Commissaries select SpartanNash as private label supplier
The Defense Commissary Agency has selected MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves. Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time, said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCAs director and CEO, citing a DeCA patron survey in which 60 percent of respondents said they would like to see a commissary private label offering. Private label products are offered by a retailer under their own, in-house brand or under a brand developed by their suppliers. Commissaries will add private label options to their assortments, while continuing to offer the name brands that patrons have always shopped. The initial assortment should be available at all commissaries worldwide in May 2017 and will include approximately 400 items. Private label items will grow to about 1,000 items by the end of 2017. Over the next two years DeCA will add more private label products to the commissary stock assortment. For more information on DeCAs private label program, visit the transformation FAQs at https://commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/transformation.cfm.

2017 brings more commissary savings, healthy choices
As the calendar flips to 2017, commissary shoppers can easily resolve to save more and eat healthier by not only taking advantage of special in-store promotions and coupons, but also checking out the Defense Commissary Agencys new Nutrition Guide Program. Shoppers can find these services on DeCAs website, www.commissaries.com, along with the commissary sales flyer, which features discounted items and healthy recipe ideas. Throughout January, DeCAs industry partners  vendors, suppliers and brokers  are collaborating with commissaries to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substituted events for certain promotional programs. Patrons are reminded to check out the online Sales Flyer at www.commissaries.com or get a copy at the store entrance. Go to https://commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/press_releases_16.cfm for more details.

Deadline for Scholarships for Military Children applications is Feb. 17
Dec. 13 marked the opening of the Scholarships for Military Children Program for the 2017-2018 school year. At least one scholarship worth $2,000 will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21  or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university  of a service member on active duty, a Reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree. Applications must be hand-delivered or shipped via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods to the commissary where the applicants family normally shops by close of business Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Applications cannot be emailed or faxed. For more information, students or sponsors should visit www.militaryscholar.org. You can also call Scholarship Managers at (856) 616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com.


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