Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 83 scholarships have been awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll full time at an accredited college, university, or technical school.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate award.
  6. Must be a Purple Heart recipient OR be the spouse, child, grandchild, or great-grandchild (natural or adopted) of a Purple Heart recipient.
  7. Must have served in the military OR have a spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who served in the military.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are a Purple Heart recipient OR are the spouse, child, grandchild, or great-grandchild (natural or adopted) of a Purple Heart recipient. Students must also have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Application requirements for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Membership/relationship to MOPH
Additional Information: This program is administered by the National Headquarters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart with funding provided by the Service Foundation of the Order. An applicant can receive a maximum of two scholarships awarded in non-consecutive years. This means that any applicant who was awarded a scholarship the previous year or who has already received two MOPH scholarships is not eligible to apply. All MOPH National Scholarship applications are reviewed on a competitive basis by the MOPH National Scholarship Committee. The selection committee will consider the applicant's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, strength of letters of recommendation, and content of the essay. The decisions of the committee are final and without appeal. If the applicant is selected, he/she will be notified by the MOPH Adjutant General's office in May. At that time, the applicant will be asked to submit school information, a picture, and personal biographical information. Once the information is received by MOPH, the applicant will receive a check payable to him/her and the institution that he/she will be attending.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, non-renewable. Recipients can reapply annually for another scholarship, but they are limited to receiving two additional awards. A college or university student who reapplies must be carrying 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of study. A technical school student who reapplies would be expected to carry a full-instructional schedule.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Applications are available online on the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit a non-refundable $15 processing fee (check or money order made out to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, no cash) and the following supporting documents: official high school and/or college transcripts including the latest semester or quarter of the present year; a 200- to 300-word essay addressing the topic listed on the application; and two letters of recommendation. Due to the diversity of educational facilities' grading systems, the MOPH National Scholarship Committee will not accept high school or college transcripts unless they are based on a 4.0 point system. Transcript grades may be manually converted by school officials and handwritten on the transcript. All application materials must be mailed and received by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline.
Contact: -
Address: 5413-B Backlick Road Springfield, Virginia 22151

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