For the 25th consecutive year, the Fort Knox Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will award college scholarships to eligible high school seniors graduating from area schools and homeschool programs. The chapter will award seven scholarships valued at $11,500.
Scholarship applications are available through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation scholarship central website, ckcf4people.org/scholarship-overview/ and must be completed by March 1.
Since 1995, the Chapter estimates 110 local students received scholarships valued at nearly $124,000. For the Class of 2020, the chapter will award one scholarship valued at $2,500 and six valued at $1,500 each.
Eligibility is limited to students who are family members of an active duty, Guard or Reserve service member; a 20-year or medically-retired or deceased active duty, Guard or Reserve service member; or the grandchild of a retired, living or deceased, active duty, Guard or Reserve service member. The service member’s rank or branch of service is not a factor.
Seniors attending high school or homeschool program in the Fort Knox area, Fort Knox, Hardin, Meade or LaRue counties, as well as Elizabethtown Independent, FAITH Home School and North Hardin Christian School are encouraged to obtain scholarship applications, along with submission details, from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation Scholarship Central website. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or be in the upper half of their graduating class.
MOAA is a nonprofit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitments to currently serving, retired and former members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any branch of service and their surviving spouses. For information contact KnoxMOAAInfo@gmail.com.