MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Army Emergency Relief

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies 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 have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in a postsecondary or vocational educational institution approved and accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  5. Must be under the age of 23. Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches his/her 23rd birthday. For example, turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term only.
  6. Must be the dependent of an Army soldier who is on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.
  7. Must be registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS).
  8. Must be unmarried and remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
  9. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate student. Please note: If the student will be graduating in December following the application deadline date, he/she should contact AER for assistance.

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

Description: The dependents of Army soldiers who are under 23 years of age and enrolling full time in an undergraduate program are eligible for this award. Students must be unmarried, be registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS), and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Military service documentation (as applicable)
Additional Information: The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program offers scholarships based solely on financial need as evidenced by information submitted on the FAFSA. Students must not already be fully funded by other sources. Because financial need is already met, students attending Service Academies are not eligible. Any MG James Ursano Scholarship recipient who also receives funding from other sources (GI Bill, scholarships, VA benefits, etc.) may not be eligible to receive their full scholarship from AER. No student can receive funding above the school's established Cost of Attendance; once all costs are covered, any remaining funds must be returned to AER. The Financial Aid Office at each school will determine the recipient's final eligibility based on the complete financial aid package. The program is not an entitlement and applications are not automatically approved. Scholarships will not be awarded to any student for more than four academic years, for second undergraduate degrees, or for graduate degree programs. Scholarship notifications are mailed to all applicants in June.

Award Amount: The award amount varies annually. Last year, awards were provided from between $500 and $3,400. The average award was $2,600. All awards are non-renewable; students may reapply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,600.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 1

Applications will be available online from the Army Emergency Relief (AER) website after Jan. 2. The student must upload the following documents into the online application: a copy of his/her college transcripts through the first semester of the current academic year, or high school transcripts if he/she has never attended college (unofficial copies acceptable); a copy of his/her soldier sponsor's leave and earnings statement, if the soldier is on active duty; a copy of the soldier's federal Title 10 orders, if applicable; a copy of the soldier's casualty report, if applicable; and a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report), which is generated by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The application and all supporting materials must be submitted on the deadline date.
About Army Emergency Relief:
Contact Information: Tammy LaCroix, Army Emergency Relief
Address: 200 Stovall St. Alexandria, Virginia 22332

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