The Association of the United States Navy is proud to carry out the long-established scholarship program created by NRA for the sons and daughters of Association members. Applications may be downloaded by members. Questions may be directed to:
Educational Assistance Program
Association of the United States Navy
1619 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2793
Deadline: 1 May 2013
AUSN is accepting scholarship applications for the 2013/2014 academic year. Deadline for completed applications is 1 May 2013.
ABOUT AUSN'S EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
AUSN's Educational Assistance Program provides grants to undergraduate students who are dependent children of AUSN members, or surviving spouses of deceased members to help them meet the costs of a college education.
Grants are for undergraduate study only. Our grants also apply to students in corresponding grades in junior college or accredited technical institutions. No grants are made for graduate study. Grants must be applied for annually.
Eligibility. Under age 24, (waiver for active duty time) sons or daughters of regular or associate AUSN members are eligible to apply for consideration.
The applicant must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or technical institution in the United States and must remain a full-time student in good standing. Eligibility ends when the student either graduates or is no longer enrolled full-time. Full-time is defined as maintaining, throughout the school year, an average course load of 15 credit hours, with a minimum of 12 credit hours in any semester or quarter. The intent is to ensure graduation within five years.
Selection Criteria. Applicants are selected on the basis of financial need, scholastic and leadership ability, potential, character and personal qualities. Financial need, determined by reviewing the family’s financial circumstances and aid awarded by other sources, is the principal factor in selection; however, all factors listed are carefully considered in making the final selections.
Financial Need. The grant should not be the sole source of assistance. The applicant is expected to provide evidence that financial aid has been applied for from at least six other sources, including federal, state and institutional programs. Disclosure of all aid that has been committed is required. School financial aid officers are qualified to advise on sources of aid and probable eligibility.
How to apply. Eligible applicants may download an application package for the 2013/2014 school year from our website. Applications and supporting papers must be received no later than 1 May 2013. All applicants are responsible for their own paperwork and meeting the deadline. Specific instructions or supporting papers are furnished with the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the Selection Board.
Acceptance. Since there will be more applicants than grants available, the application and supporting papers should be carefully and thoroughly prepared for the selection board. Successful assistance program applicants will be notified. Once the applicant is accepted the subsequent paperwork is minimal.
Source of Funds. The program's grant funds come from contributions from our members and friends.
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
Scholarship administration is paid by AUSN. Administrative expenses for the Scholarship Fund will remain minimal so all donations go directly as intended by the donors as grants to the successful applicants.
Students may apply for grants during their senior year of high school and up to their senior year in college. Grants are school-year specific and must be applied for annually. No more than two grants will be awarded to any individual student.
The Educational Assistance Committee will meet in May 2013. The application submitted by the student will be individually reviewed and rated by a majority of the committee. Selection criteria is as stated above, but the organization and presentation of the application will also be considered.
Each awardee will be mentored by a member of the Scholarship Committee during the school
year in which the grant is made. The awardee is expected to maintain periodic contact with this member of the Scholarship Committee.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS
Individuals may make direct contributions to the Naval Reserve Fund-Scholarships or designate the Fund as a beneficiary of their estate. The Fund is exempt from federal income tax under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are deductible for personal income tax purposes. The Fund may be used only for charitable and educational purposes.