Barksdale Officers Spouses Club

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BOSC Scholarship Program Timeline 2012-2013

 

21 January 2013 - 22 March 2013: BOSC accepting scholarship applications

16 April 2013: Applicants will be notified of results via email

26 April 2013: Verification Information Deadline (copy of school acceptance letter and an official school transcript or counselor verification letter)

May 2013 (date TBD): Scholarship Award Ceremony

30 May 2013: Scholarship funds will be mailed to the intended University 

*Click here to download the application package.

Program Information

The Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club has established a scholarship program in an effort to assist military families with the financial challenges associated with pursuing a college education.  This program hopes to encourage and assist non-military spouses and dependent children in the Barksdale community who are working toward their educational goals.  Individuals who are dependents  of a U.S. Armed Forces member (active duty, guard, and/or reserve), currently assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, including dependents of retired and/or deceased U.S. Armed Forces members are all encouraged to apply.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded in two categories: non-military spouses and dependent children.  The scholarship award may be used for tuition, fees, and/or school room and board. Selection is based upon your academic performance and extracurricular activities, completion of the scholarship application, and an essay question.  

Eligibility

The Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club scholarship funds are available to all ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces (Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard currently assigned to BAFB, retiree and/or survivor). If selected for a scholarship, high school seniors and currently enrolled students must submit proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university with a copy of your college acceptance letter or a recent college transcript for students currently enrolled. In addition, if selected, high school seniors need to submit a letter from their counselor verifying national test scores (SAT or ACT) and GPA.  You may also be asked to display your military ID at the scholarship award ceremony. 

Qualifications

Military Child Applicants must meet all of the following:

-Plan to enroll as a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic school year at a college or university accredited through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Association.

-Submit a complete application by the close of the application period.

 

Non-military Spouse Applicants must meet all of the following:

-Have a high school diploma or GED if entering their first year of undergraduate education OR be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

-Plan to enroll as a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic school year at a college or university accredited through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Association.

-Submit a complete application by the close of the application period.

 

*Only applicants pursuing their first undergraduate degree will be considered. Individuals pursuing a second undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or higher, will not be eligible for this scholarship.

Awards

Scholarships up to $1,000 are awarded in two categories:  Non-active Duty Military Spouses and Dependent Children.  BOSC funding may be used for tuition, fees, and/or school room and board. Funds may not be used for books, rent, or previous educational loans. Awards must be used within one calendar year from the date of issue.  If a student withdraws or never attends the intended institution, the university or college will be asked to prorate eligibility based on the Federal return of funds calculation (R2T4) for Federal funding.  Unused funds will be returned to the Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship fund. The number of additional awards is contingent on donated funds received by the Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club.  

Judging

Selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by a minimum of three members of the local Barksdale community who have no connection with the Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club. Past judges have come from faculties of LSUS, Centenary, and BPCC. All personal information will be masked from the judges.

Questions

All scholarship questions and communications regarding an application, notification of decision, or follow-up will be conducted by email only.  Inquiries should be directed to the Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship Chair at barksdaleosc@gmail.com Please notate “scholarship” in the subject/memo line of all correspondence. 

Notification

Scholarship notification letters will be emailed to all applicants no later than April 16, 2013.

 

If selected to receive a BOSC scholarship, the recipient must submit the following by April 26, 2013 to obtain the funds:

1) A copy of the college acceptance letter for high school seniors and spouses, or a recent college transcript for currently enrolled students to confirm enrollment in an accredited program.

2) An official college transcript for currently enrolled students and for high school seniors a letter from your high school counselor confirming GPA and National Test Scores (ACT or SAT). 

3) Provide the BOSC Scholarship Committee with the name and mailing address of the Finance or Bursar’s Office of the accredited school you will be attending.

4) Submit a signed Academic Scholarship Student Agreement.

 

*Failure to submit any of the required documentation by the requested date of April 26, 2013, will result in the award of the scholarship funds to an alternate candidate.

Responsibility

The Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club and members of the Scholarship Committee are not responsible for lost or misdirected applications. The application includes four parts: Student Information, Activity Information, Academic Information, and one essay question. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be accepted. Your privacy is important to us. Your information will be made available only to those administering the scholarship program.  Only names of the winners and their intended institution will be publicized on the Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club website.

 

 

*Click here to download the application package.

Additional Information

Many scholarship programs are available to military families to help defray the cost of college education. For military children the Defense Commissary Agency Scholarships administered by the Fisher House Foundation, The Military Officers’ Association, and many local chapters of the American Legion have scholarship programs. The National Military Family Association administers the Joanne Holbrooke Patton Scholarship Program for military spouses.