Navy Diver Foundation Scholarship Application

Welcome to the 2017 Navy Diver Foundation Scholarship Program. We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship to our Navy Diver families, and are grateful for the donations and volunteer efforts that enable us to continue growing this program year after year. These instructions have been developed to explain the application process and to answer common questions.

 

Application Period

Welcome to the 2017 Navy Diver Foundation Scholarship Program. We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship to our Navy Diver families, and are grateful for the donations and volunteer efforts that enable us to continue growing this program year after year. These instructions have been developed to explain the application process and to answer common questions.

 

Application Content

•  Completed Scholarship Application

•  Sponsor signature page with applicant and sponsor signatures, or death certificate in lieu. The signature

   page is attached below.

•  Official academic transcripts for grades 9-12 and any college classes taken. They must be mailed directly

    from the school. Only official transcripts will be accepted.

•  Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation (from non-family members).

•  Any application items should be mailed to:

Navy Diver Foundation

225 Middleburg Drive

Panama City Beach, FL 32413

 

Eligibility

•  Applicants must be the child, stepchild, grandchild, or other DOD recognized dependent of a graduate of

   Navy Dive School as a U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver (NEC 5343 and 8493).  This includes Underwater

   Construction Team (UCT) divers, Deep Sea Diver qualified Engineering Duty Officers, Civil Engineer Corps,

   Diving Medical Officers and Non-EOD qualified Diving Officers (Desig 1140).

•  Scuba Divers, Navy SEALs, EOD and all other non-Navy diving personnel are excluded based on other

   community programs.

•  No applicant will be awarded more than 1 scholarship.

•  Children or DOD recognized dependents must be 23 years or younger.

•  Navy Dive School graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards.

•  Active duty service members are not eligible for scholarship awards regardless of relationship to Navy Dive

   School graduates.

•  Service Academy Cadets are not eligible for scholarship awards as they are considered to be on active duty.

•  Scholarships will only be granted for initial 2 year or 4 year regionally accredited degree programs.

 

An unaffiliated committee of community volunteers evaluates the applications. Every effort is made to recruit a diverse representation of the community. These volunteers will carefully read and evaluate each completed package across the following 8 categories:

•  Grade Point Average

•  Volunteer-ism and Community Involvement

•  Extra-Curricular Activities

•  Awards

•  Paid Employment

•  Essays

•  Letters of Recommendation

•  Overall Impression

 

We anticipate these scholarship applicants will be very competitive. Successful applicants should demonstrate strong academics and a strong writing ability, combined with community involvement and have demonstrated an ability to manage their time effectively. This application should provide the scholarship committee with a good overall picture of the individual and student you are, and should present you as a competitive candidate by making sure that the Scholarship Committee can clearly understand what you are capable of and what you have done for your community.

 

Award Amount

The amount and number of awards varies annually due to the number of qualified applicants and the funds available.

 

Award Notification

Awardees will be notified via email by April 30, 2017.

 

Application and Contact Information

If you have any problems with the application, please contact the 2015 Scholarship Committee Chair, Dave Davidson, via email. navydivermemorialfoundation@gmail.com.  Phone (850) 628-2542.

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The NAVY DIVER FOUNDATION is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. TAX-ID 46-2829307

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The NAVY DIVER FOUNDATION is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. TAX-ID 46-2829307

The NAVY DIVER FOUNDATION is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. TAX-ID 46-2829307