Guidelines For Application

Gregorios Petropoulous MVSP 2016

Military Veterans Scholarship applications are accepted March 1st – May 15th. Recipients are announced by June 15th. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $4,000 per student, per year, based on merit, financial need, and number of applications.

  • The scholarships levels are: $2,000 (part-time students) and $4,000 (full-time students).
  • A maximum of $4,000 may be awarded per student per year. 
  • A student may receive a MVSP scholarship twice in total. 
  • Amounts and numbers of awards may vary based on fund earnings and spending rate. 

Scholarship Restrictions

Scholarship funds must be used for costs associated with attendance including tuition, fees, books and eligible living expenses. Eligible living expenses include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, internet service, food, computer hardware and school-related software.

Ferry, Nicholas MVSP 2017
Jahleel Stone MVSP 2017

Required Materials

Applicants must:

  1. Provide documentation of military service by one of the following:
    • Post-911 GI Bill award letter DD Form 214, Honorable Discharge letter, or letter from the commanding officer certifying current National Guard or Reserve status.
    • Note: If at time of application time you are unable to provide a DD214 due to active duty status, please provide Commander's Letter of Recommendation stating your current military status and that you are in good standing, as well as any awards or special recognition you have received during your military career.
  2. Provide official or unofficial transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Provide proof of enrollment or acceptance for enrollment to an eligible post-secondary geoscience undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
  4. Describe financial need acknowledging that if awarded, funds will be used for educational needs or “cost of attendance” for the pursuit of the geoscience undergraduate degree.
  5. Write a career goal statement (250-500 words) including a description of geoscience career goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals.
  6. Include 1-4 letter(s) of recommendation from a military supervisor, former teacher, mentor, professor or academic advisor.

Final applicants will be chosen based on six aspects: strength of 1) academic record, 2) civic involvement, 3) work and leadership experience, 4) geoscience suitability, 5) career statement and 6) recommendation letter.


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