Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn, U.S.M.C. Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 15

Monday
Awarded By:

Fleet Reserve Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be registered as a college freshman or sophomore in September at a state- or regionally-accredited institution of postsecondary education situated in the United States.
  4. Must be the dependent of a current member in good standing of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) or an FRA member in good standing at time of death.
  5. Must be the dependent of an FRA member who served or is now serving in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted medical rating assigned to and serving with the United States Marine Corps.
  6. Must have a father or mother who served in the Navy.
  7. Must be unmarried.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. college freshmen and sophomores who are the dependents of a current or deceased Fleet Reserve Association member who served or is now serving in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted medical rating assigned to and serving with the United States Marine Corps.

Application requirements for the Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn, U.S.M.C. Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
Additional Information: Awardees are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities. All applicants are considered for any scholarship the FRA is able to offer during a specific year, provided the applicant meets the eligibility requirement for the award (based on the desires of the donor). Scholarship recipients will be notified by telephone and in writing by early July. FRA only notifies the applicants who have been selected to receive a scholarship

Award Amount: There is a total of $2,000 offered annually under this program, non-renewable. The FRA may choose to give the entire award to one student or to divide it among multiple recipients.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 15

Applications are available online on the Fleet Reserve Assocation (FRA) website. Answers to all application questions must be printed in black ink. Please note: The student MUST use the Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn application to apply for this scholarship; he/she cannot use the general FRA scholarship application. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a listing of school and community extracurricular activities and awards; school transcripts and other applicable academic documentation; two recommendations, one academic and one community; and a typed or neatly printed essay about his/her sponsor's military career during the time the sponsor spent attached to a unit of the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted Navy Medical Corpsman. Further details for submission of transcripts and recommendations is available online in the 'Scholarship Instructions and Eligibility - Part B' form. This document also contains the appropriate forms for use in submitting transcripts and recommendations. The FRA does not acknowledge receipt of the application. If the student wants confirmation that the application has been received, he/she should submit a self-addressed stamped postcard that states 'Scholarship application has been received.' The FRA will date it and mail it back. The application and all supplemental materials must be sent to the address provided and be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Vince Cuthie, Jr.
Address: 125 N. West St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2754

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