Hunt Heroes Foundation Scholarship Program


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 18

Hunt Heroes Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist active duty service members, National Guard or Reservists of one of the five branches of the United States Armed Services or their dependents who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Service members of all ages, as well as their dependents and/or spouses, are encouraged to apply; whether they are returning to school or just beginning their post-secondary studies.

Eligibility:

Applicants to the Hunt Heroes Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

A) An active-duty service member, National Guard or Reservist of one of the six branches of the United States Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Space Force) and prepared to provide current military identification to Hunt Heroes Foundation if selected as a recipient; or

B) A dependent of a service member prepared to provide documentation of dependent status to Hunt Heroes Foundation if selected as a recipient by providing (a) birth certificate; (b) custody or guardianship order from a court with authority; and/or (c) marriage certificate; and be

C) A high school senior or high school graduate or a current postsecondary undergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school or a trade school student; and

D) Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee's household or primarily supported by the employee.

Award Amounts

The authorized distribution for new awards is $50,000. Up to eighteen (18) awards will be granted, as follows:

1) Five (5) $5,000 awards for top applicants enrolled in 2-year associates programs or 4-year undergraduate studies,

2) Eight (8) $2,500 awards enrolled in vocational-technical programs or certificates, or the next highest-ranking applicants for 2-year associates programs or 4-year undergraduate studies programs, and

3) Five (5) $1,000 awards for the next highest-ranking applicants enrolled in vocational-technical programs or certificates, 2-year associates program or 4-year undergraduate studies program.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected based on of community involvement, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal, including the response to two short paragraph (300-words or less) essays:

A) How has being a part of the military or part of a military family affected your life?

B) What would you like to change in your community and how would you do it?

C) Financial need is not considered. The selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Hunt Heroes Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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