United States Navy Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 3

The United States Navy Memorial received an endowment from the widow of a Chief Petty Officer with the purpose of awarding scholarships to the grandchildren of deceased Chief Petty Officers (E7, E8, or E9). Each year, application packages will be reviewed and graded by a group of active-duty Master Chief Petty Officers in the Washington, DC area to award a minimum of one but no more than three $5,000 scholarships.


Applicants are eligible to apply for the United States Navy Memorial Scholarship ONLY if:

  • Applicant is a grandchild of a deceased Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer.
  • In the year of submission, the applicant possesses a GED, be a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate intending to enter, or is an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited and degree granting institution of higher learning, including post-secondary Vocational Institutions.

Exceptions (ineligible to apply):

  • Students selected to schools under full-ride scholarship will not be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students selected to attend military service academies or are enlisted in the Reserves are not eligible for this scholarship.


Please follow these guidelines when submitting content in attachments:

Include as Attachment A: Honors and Awards

A List of Honors & Awards Received - (please specify high school, college, or community)

Include as Attachment B: Extracurricular Activities in School

A List of Extracurricular Activities in School include any office held and # of years participated -(please specify high school or college)

Include as Attachment C: Community Activities/Involvement

A List of any Significant Community Activities/Involvement include any accomplishment and # of years participated

Include as Attachment D: Scholarships

A List of any Scholarships received (please specify amount and duration)

Letters of Personal Reference (not relatives)

Include two (2) letters of personal reference/recommendation. Letters must be signed and should be typed or neatly handwritten on unlined paper in blue or black ink. Letters should include reference name, address, contact number, and email address. At least one letter should be from someone other than a teacher, counselor, or administrator who can provide nonacademic insight on the applicant. All required materials must 
include in the packet.

Proof of Eligibility

All applicants must provide documented proof of relationship to deceased Grandparent who was a Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief.

Personal Statement

Please attach a 200–500-word autobiographical essay in which you discuss significant experiences, community involvement, and the qualities of character and leadership important in achieving your goals. Highlight those personal accomplishments, achievements, and experiences that have given you considerable satisfaction and have helped you form your character. Be sure to comment on your aspirations in terms of your education and career goals. Finally, explain the significance that receiving a scholarship would mean in your life. Personal statements are used by the scholarship committee to help select scholarship recipients. Be sure to include your name on your personal statement in the upper right-hand corner!org.

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