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Scholarships

Military Family Support Trust in Sun City Center, Florida.

The Corporation Scholarship Committee selects students to receive scholarships.

The corporation established its first scholarship in 1993 with the award of a $2,000 grant ($500 a year for four years) to a high school senior. The program remained at this level through 1997. From this point on donations permitted increasing the number and value of the annual grants. Generous donors have raised the top scholarships to $12,000 with others ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Significant legacy gifts have permitted the corporation to increase the total grants to seventeen. To date, over $1 Million have been awarded in scholarship grants.

Initiated as a military officer based organization, the eligibility criteria has been revised in recent years. The direct ancestor's or legal guardian's military service must have a rank of E-5 (Non-commissioned Officer) and above or comparable grade in a military or federal service office. This rank requirement is waived in the case of Purple Heart recipients or those who died while on active duty. More specific explanation of this requirement is given on page one of the application.

CURRENT STATUS

There will be seventeen scholarships offered in 2016 in amounts to be determined by the Board of Trustees.


Program Summary projected through academic year 2015/2016:

  • 63 students in college

  • 122 students graduated

  • 17 Freshmen enter program for class of 2019

  • Total students since 1993: 189

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Below are photos of our scholarship recipients for the classes 2016, 2017 and 2018. It is our pleasure to reward them for their outstanding achievements.



Class of 2016

Military family college scholarships


Class of 2017

College scholarships for military children


Class of 2018

College scholarships for military children


APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

For general program eligibility criteria, click here. Individual student qualifications follow:

  • Must be a High School Senior.

  • Must have the recommendation of his/ her principal.

  • Must have achieved a minimum score on any of the following: 21 on the ACT or 1500 on three-part SAT. Must also have a G.P.A. of 3 on a 4 point grading scale.

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

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

  • Must maintain a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) throughout the term of the scholarship, being re-certified annually for college attendance. Failure to do so will result in probation for one academic year. If a B average is not later maintained, such failure will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the unused portion of the scholarship.

  • May only apply for one scholarship and must return completed application to arrive at the MFST corporate office not later than Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

To download a copy of our Scholarship Application click here.