Legacy Scholarship Program

The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship application process for 2016 is currently closed. The 2017 academic year application will be available by July 1, 2016.

General Information

U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy SocietyThe Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.

The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

  • Community College and Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000.
  • College, University, and Graduate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,500.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
  2. Community College Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college.
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  3. Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and must be currently enrolled in accredited Certificate granting institution.
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  4. College and University Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed 30 credit hours of course work and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
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  5. Graduate Program Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must have achieved an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled in or accepted into a Graduate level program — Masters or Doctoral.

AWARDS

Selection of the Legacy Scholarship recipient(s) will be made by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation. Each level of scholarship award will be evaluated and considered separately by the USAWF Scholarship Committee who will also determine the number of scholarships awarded for each level and the amounts of each scholarship. Army women will be considered in one category and the children of Army women will be considered in a separate category. In this way, peers will compete with peers. Past AWF Legacy Scholarship recipients may receive a total of two awards in any category except Graduate Studies, which may only receive one award. For example a recipient may be selected and awarded one year for the University Scholarship award and the next year applies as a graduate student. They are eligible still for the one graduate studies award.

The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, books and school documented room and board. Scholarships are awarded only to students attending accredited institutions. The funds will be sent to the academic institution for documented expenses and must be used in the academic year awarded. The academic year of the award begins the Fall semester after the award announcement. These funds may not be used for prior academic expenses. If you are selected, AWF Legacy Scholarship recipients are to provide a) photograph and statement for AWF’s marketing and public relations use and b) follow-up information and feedback for AWF research and marketing for up to five (5) years.

CRITERIA

  1. All application materials, including online application form, essay, official transcript(s), two recommendations, proof of matriculation at designated accredited academic institution, as well as commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of the sponsor or woman’s service (e.g. Department of Defense Form DD-214) must be submitted and postmarked by January 15, 2016.
  2. Online Google application form can be found at: http://goo.gl/forms/0vHxDYwCNy. This form is required and must be submitted online. Please select which scholarship you are applying for and submit for only that scholarship.
  3. The application requires a short essay (2 pages or less, typed, double-spaced) highlighting why the recipient should be considered for this scholarship and address future plans as related to the program of study and include pertinent information in assessing other areas to include community service, activities, and work experience. Specifically address how the Army has impacted your life and/or goals.
  4. An official transcript from their college or university is required. For new applicants to a community college, high school transcripts or GED documentation must accompany the application.
  5. Two letters of recommendation with titles and contact information are also required. One letter of recommendation must be from a school advisor, counselor, dean of students, etc. Letters of recommendation should demonstrate why a Legacy Scholarship should be awarded to the specific student.
  6. All materials must be labeled with applicant’s name and postmarked by the deadline for consideration and selection.
  7. All materials should be sent directly to:
    USAWF
    Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 5030
    Fort Lee, VA 23801
    POSTMARK DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

What scholarship programs do you offer? How much are the scholarships for, and are they renewable? How do I know if I am eligible for one of them?

The Foundation manages the Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program which provides scholarships to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Each year the Scholarship Committee determines the number of scholarships issued and amounts. You can view information on eligibility and application deadlines by clicking on the General Information tab above.


Do you offer scholarships for graduate studies?

Yes. Click here for information on our graduate studies scholarship.


How do I apply for a Legacy Scholarship?

Review the information about the Army Women’s Foundation’s scholarship program thoroughly. Any incomplete applications, including the supporting required documents, will be disqualified. For details on required application materials or additional information please visit the scholarship application website.


Can I fax my application?

No, you must submit your application on-line only. The following supporting documentation must be mailed.

  • Short Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of the sponsor or woman’s service (e.g. Department of Defense Form DD-214)

Click here for more details on this list of supporting documentation.


How and when will I be notified if I receive a scholarship? Can I call to follow up?

Following the application deadline, the scholarship committee will begin the review process. This process concludes around the end of February. Applicants who were selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by early March. If additional information is needed you will be contacted.


What are my chances for receiving a scholarship?

Volunteer scholarship selection committees review all applications and select recipients based on availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Competition for scholarships is strong and meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding.


If my application is declined, can you tell me why?

The Foundation is unable to provide feedback on individual applications.


Can I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?

No, we can only accept one scholarship application per applicant.


If I receive a scholarship, what do I have to do for you?

  • Notify the Foundation of a change in address, change major, and transfer schools within two weeks of the change or if you stop attending school.
  • Reply promptly to requests for information.
  • Sign and return the Acceptance and release statement.
  • Send us a high resolution photograph and statement for Foundation use.
  • Provide us your institution’s address that processes scholarship funds.
  • Follow-up information and feedback for AWF research and marketing.

What can my scholarship be used for?

The scholarship can be used for any educational expenses: tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board.


If I am awarded, how do I receive my funds?

Scholarship checks are sent directly to your school’s student accounts or financial aid office. If your scholarship check has not been issued to your school on your behalf; please contact the Foundation as we may be missing documentation needed to process a payment. Refund of unused scholarship funds are to be returned to the foundation.


What happens if I change majors, transfer schools or drop out?

You should notify the Army Women’s Foundation immediately at 804-734-3078.


Are scholarships renewable?

Scholarships are not renewable, but you may re-apply for a scholarship based if you have only previously received one certificate studies, community college, or undergraduate degree.


If I receive a scholarship, should I send a thank you note to the donor? Where do I send it?

Yes. Thank you notes are highly encouraged. You may address your thank you note to “Scholarship Committee” and mail it to:
Army Women’s Foundation
P.O. Box 5030
Fort Lee, VA 23801

Scholarship Winners

Army Women

Community College/Certificate Program

Patricia Gregar - AWF / Kinney

Patricia Gregar
AWF / Kinney

PVT Stephanie Mahoney

PVT Stephanie Mahoney

Isa Marie McIntyre

Isa Marie McIntyre

4-Year College

SSG Cristian Arreaza

SSG Cristian Arreaza

SPC Kiara Dees

SPC Kiara Dees

SPC Samantha Frederick

SPC Samantha Frederick

SGT Ashley Gorbulja

SGT Ashley Gorbulja

SPC Krystal Hankins

SPC Krystal Hankins

SGT Annette Montoya - Walmart

SGT Annette Montoya
Walmart

SPC Trang Pham

SPC Trang Pham

April Snowden - L3

April Snowden
L3

Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart

Graduate Studies

Melissa Boyd

Melissa Boyd

MAJ Billie Cartwright

MAJ Billie Cartwright

Rae Anne Frey - Prudential

Rae Anne Frey
Prudential

CPT Abigail Gage - Prudential

CPT Abigail Gage
Prudential

SPC Ivelisse Molina

SPC Ivelisse Molina

SSG Tammi Oetken

SSG Tammi Oetken

SSG Sarah Summers - AWF/Hobby

SSG Sarah Summers
AWF / Hobby


Children of Army Women

Community College/Certificate Program

Sandra Shelton

Sandra Shelton

4-Year College

Adriana Einwechter - Walmart

Adriana Einwechter
Walmart

Grace Finley

Grace Finley

Trayvon Foy

Trayvon Foy

Madeline Garcia - Prudential

Madeline Garcia
Prudential

Storm Harvey - GE Aviation

Storm Harvey
GE Aviation

Kathryn Herring

Kathryn Herring

Alana Mallar

Alana Mallar

Carolyn O’Hara

Carolyn O’Hara

Rochelle Rawls - L3

Rochelle Rawls
L3

Chelsea Rose

Chelsea Rose

Mary Vacca

Mary Vacca

Diamond Williams

Diamond Williams

Robert Young - Prudential

Robert Young
Prudential

Graduate Studies

Jasmine Bogan

Jasmine Bogan

Lela Aisha Jones - Prudential

Lela Aisha Jones
Prudential

Community College/Certificate Program

Miya Aguon-Doakes

Miya Aguon-Doakes

Vanessa Cole

Vanessa Cole

Heather Conner

Heather Conner

Jenna Licorish

Jenna Licorish

Stephanie Padilla

Stephanie Padilla

4-Year College / Graduate Studies

Tonya Armstead

Tonya Armstead

Kayla Christopher

Kayla Christopher

Judith Curry

Judith Curry

Carolyn Denny

Carolyn Denny

Kimberly Denny

Kimberly Denny

Corina Gonzales

Corina Gonzales

Ashley Gorbulja

Ashley Gorbulja

Brittany Griffin

Brittany Griffin

Elizabeth Guzman

Elizabeth Guzman

Sharon Height

Sharon Height

Caitlin Jones

Caitlin Jones

Amber Manke

Amber Manke

Emily McCaffery

Emily McCaffery

Mackenzie Merrick

Mackenzie Merrick

Kadedra Miller

Kadedra Miller

Sheila Norvell

Sheila Norvell

Jessica Pullan

Jessica Pullan

Silvia Ramirez

Silvia Ramirez

Aimee Reisbeck

Aimee Reisbeck

Laini Soszynski

Laini Soszynski

Stephanie Willis

Stephanie Willis

Children of Army Women

Jasmine Bogan

Jasmine Bogan

Rachel Claus-Walker

Rachel Claus-Walker

Catherine Daniels

Catherine Daniels

Storm Harvey

Storm Harvey

Madison Mara

Madison Mara

Bobbi Miller

Bobbi Miller

Carolyn O’Hara

Carolyn O’Hara

Kaylah Owings

Kaylah Owings

Heather Schofield

Heather Schofield

Cody Scott

Cody Scott

Kelly Slaven

Kelly Slaven

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Children of Army Women

Stacie Anderson

Stacie Anderson

Rachel Claus-Walker

Rachel Claus-Walker

Kyle Comley

Kyle Comley

Sunahtah Jones

Sunahtah Jones

Cassidy Meisinger

Cassidy Meisinger

Kayla Scott

Kayla Scott

Community College/Certificate Program

Dayna Benjamin

Dayna Benjamin

Marsha Gibson

Marsha Gibson

Gloria Gilmore

Gloria Gilmore

Tanya Herriges

Tanya Herriges

Nellie Letizio

Nellie Letizio

Four-Year College

Carolyn Denny

Carolyn Denny

Kimberly Denny

Kimberly Denny

Tonsa Edwards

Tonsa Edwards

Jennifer Kozuch

Jennifer Kozuch

Taylor Merchant

Taylor Merchant

Maria Moeller

Maria Moeller

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Trang Pham

Trang Pham

Savannah Rios

Savannah Rios

Sharon Steinke

Sharon Steinke

Loan Tran

Loan Tran

Carrie West

Carrie West

Graduate Studies

Lyndsey Anderson

Lyndsey Anderson

Keely Hamann

Keely Hamann

Sonia Kendrick

Sonia Kendrick

Lindsay Kinman

Lindsay Kinman

Ingrid Parker

Ingrid Parker

Lorilyn Woods

Lorilyn Woods

Children of Army Women

Oscar Barrera

Oscar Barrera

Marcus Brumfield

Marcus Brumfield

Paige Campbell

Paige Campbell

Mishalei Griffith

Mishalei Griffith

Christa Higgins

Christa Higgins

Elizabeth Leneski

Elizabeth Leneski

Jose Pagan

Jose Pagan

Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross

Chelsy Swann

Chelsy Swann

Rebekah Whitney

Rebekah Whitney

Community College/Certificate Program

Patricia Baisden

Patricia Baisden

Vicky Henderson

Vicky Henderson

Monica Holmes

Monica Holmes

Bianca Jennings

Bianca Jennings

Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller

Sharon O’Hara

Sharon O’Hara

Sonja Reynolds

Sonja Reynolds

Juanita Toomer

Juanita Toomer

Dezerae Valdez

Dezerae Valdez

Jo Ann Wilbert

Jo Ann Wilbert

Four-Year College

Samantha Albertson

Samantha Albertson

SGT Elizabeth Boynton

SGT Elizabeth Boynton

Adrienne Gray

Adrienne Gray

Kelly Loftus

Kelly Loftus

Taylor Merchant

Taylor Merchant

Cynthia Stinnett

Cynthia Stinnett

Christina Sung

Christina Sung

Kristin Trim

Kristin Trim

Christina Walker

Christina Walker

Community College

Sabrina Higdon

Sabrina Higdon

4-Year College

Joy Cassagnol

Joy Cassagnol

CW3 (Ret) Nancy Christiano

CW3 (Ret) Nancy Christiano

SPC Maia Dihan

SPC Maia Dihan

Amber Gibson

Amber Gibson

SPC (Ret) Latoya Lucas

SPC (Ret) Latoya Lucas

Yamese Wyrick

Yamese Wyrick

Catherine D. Cornish

Catherine D. Cornish

Elinor Carrick

Elinor Carrick

Kristina Christensen

Kristina Christensen

Sara Yingling

Sara Yingling

Tania Payne

Tania Payne

Linsey DeLuca

Linsey DeLuca

Sergeant Sarah Norton

Sergeant Sarah Norton

Specialist Anne Stewart

Specialist Anne Stewart

Tamra Aguilera

Tamra Aguilera

Sharoyal Roach

Sharoyal Roach

MSG Jennifer Bishop

MSG Jennifer Bishop

SPC Jennifer Myrick

SPC Jennifer Myrick

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SFC Tamara Pallone

Kristen Ribich

Kristen Ribich

SGT Kimberly Zimmerman

SGT Kimberly Zimmerman

SGM Andrea Farmer

SGM Andrea Farmer

Erin Garity

Erin Garity