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Military Family Support Trust Scholarship

The Military Family Support Trust expects to award 18 four year, renewable scholarships ranging from $2000-$12,000.  Applicants must have a parent, guardian, grand or great-grandparent who meets one of the following criteria:

1. A Retired, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Officer, or a Former Officer of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, i.e. Officers (O-1 through O-10), Warrant Officers (WO-1 through WO-5), and Non-commissioned Officers (E-5 through E-9).

2. An Officer who died while on active duty in the service of his/her country.

3. All recipients of the PURPLE HEART no matter their pay grade or length of service.

4. A WWII Combat Veteran of the Merchant Marine who is recognized by the Veterans Administration.

5. An Honorably Discharged or Retired Foreign Military Officer of an Allied Nation meeting the service and disability retirement criteria of his/her respective county and living in the US.

6. Cadets in FL MFST JROTC Honors Program participating in school's special program.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be a high school senior.

2. Must have the recommendation of his/her principal.

3. Must have a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or a minimum combined (old) SAT of 1500, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

4. Must demonstrate superior leadership skills in school and/or community activities.

5. Must possess moral and character attributes worthy of scholarship candidates.

6. Must provide proof of acceptance at an accredited program.

7. Must maintain a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) to renew scholarship.

The application is available online at www.mfst.us, and completed applications must be returned by February 1st, 2017.

 

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