Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship
Operation Homefront and the Women's Self Worth Foundation are proud to announce the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship.
The scholarship award is offered to wives of uniformed service members to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Fifteen (15) $8,500* scholarships and five (5) $10,000* scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in one of the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/ technician, nurse assistant training program, or medical transcription. Two (2) $30,000* scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition expenses only -- no books or other fees included. All funds are paid directly to the educational institution. Twenty-two (22) scholarships totaling $237,500* will be given. *The stated amounts are the maximum amounts awarded under each scholarship, but the actual amount paid out may be different than the stated amount because the scholarship awards may be used only for tuition charges, and not towards books, room/board, class fees or similar charges.
Grant recipients will be required to participate in twelve (12) hours of community service for each year in which they are recipients of grant funds. A recipient may choose any activity she would like to do, as long as the service is performed on a voluntary basis for individuals and/or groups beyond her immediate family. Each grant recipient will be required to submit written confirmation that she has completed her community service requirement at the end of the relevant calendar year.
Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2011 – May 1, 2011. The scholarships will be awarded to recipients on July 1, 2011. Selection for the scholarships will be made by a panel of judges, and the award will be scored in two areas: the applicant's response to the essay question and her commitment to volunteerism. Applicants must follow instructions carefully and complete the application in its entirety to be considered.
1. The applicant must be a legal wife of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether active duty, Reserve or a member of the United States National Guard (Members of the Reserves or National Guard are considered the same as active duty if they have served at least 180 combined days of full-time military duty since January 1, 2008).
2. The applicant must be accepted by a vocational school in one of the required fields or expect to be accepted by the same.
3. The applicant must begin using the funds within twelve (12) months of the scholarship award and the scholarship must be completed within forty-eight (48) months of the award. All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution by Operation Homefront upon verification of enrollment and eligibility status.
Only applications that are complete and are submitted in accordance with the guidance provided in this application will be forwarded to the selection committee for review. Applicants are asked to pay close attention to page 9 of this document for a checklist for appropriate submissions.
All applicants will be required to submit proof of military dependency (military ID card or DD Form 1172) and proof of volunteer hours if selected as an award recipient.
The five-person selection committee is independent of the Operation Homefront Board of Directors.
San Antonio, TX 78239
Applications are available at www.operationhomefront.net/scholarship.
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