Applications for the 2012 Our Future Scholarship and 2012 Educational Grant are now available at www.ourfamilyfoundation.org.
The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded more than $3 million since 2006.
Applications for the Our Future Scholarship must be submitted by February 16, 2012, and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college in the amount of up to $50,000 each.
The Foundation will select 10 children of active-duty Service Members at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, Sill, and Aberdeen Proving Ground to receive the scholarships based on merit and need.
Recipients of a scholarship will be notified by April 2, 2012.
This year, the Foundation increased the award amount to up to $50,000 to attempt to help military families meet the strain of the rising cost of education.
“We are honored to help military families reach their educational goals, and we hope these scholarships help the children and spouses of active-duty Service Members to reach higher,” said Maria Montalvo, Executive Director.”
Applications for 2012 Educational Grants must be submitted by May 17, 2012.
Grants are given in amounts up to $5,000 for the spouse of an active-duty Service Member at the installations listed above.
Applicants may be in any stage of the educational process.
Recipients of a grant will be notified by July 2, 2011.
Applications and all necessary paperwork for both the Our Future Scholarship and Educational Grant must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered.
Awards for both the scholarship and grant are for use beginning in the fall of 2012.
Applications are available now at www.ourfamilyfoundation.org. Please check out the website for more information about the application process. Interested individuals may also call 401-228-2836 for more information.
Our Family for Families First was created by John G. Picerne, president and CEO of Picerne Military Housing, to support the spouses and children of active-duty Service Members assigned to Picerne Military Housing installations at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, Sill and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Families do not have to reside in on-post housing in order to qualify for scholarships or grants.