The 2020 program is open! Submit your application ONLINE (new this year) no later than February 24, 2020.
Now entering its 20th year, Fisher House Foundation's program was created 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 Scholarships for Military Children Program for the 2020-21 school year application process is now open!
At least one scholarship worth $2,000 will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received.
Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active military duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty (also see Heroes' Legacy Scholarship) or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian employees are not eligible unless they meet the above requirement. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database (or call 1-800-538-9552) and that they have a current dependent military ID card. The DEERS database will be the primary method of verifying eligibility. READ MORE
How to Apply
The 2020 program is now open. Applications must be submitted online by February 24th.
An application to the Scholarships for Military Children Program is now submitted online. To get started, you will create an account with your email address and a password (8 characters or longer with at least one number and one special character).
- An application will include the following that is submitted online:
All tabs of the form must be completed before final submission. A green checkmark indicates the tab is complete.
- A short, 500-word essay
- High school applicants: transcript indicating a minimum cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
- College applicants: transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
- Applicants must validate their eligibility as a military dependent by entering the benefits number found on the reverse of the DD Form 1173 Identification Privilege Card.
Helpful hint! You can save your application and log back in as many times as needed to make changes, finish and submit.
Applications must be submitted by midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time) on February 24, 2020.
The Selection Process
Recipients are selected based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement
- Participation in school, community and volunteer activities
- Work experience
- An Essay
Learn more about The Notification Process and Scholarships Issued
Read Frequently Asked Questions about this Scholarship Program
Learn more about Fisher House Foundation