As a result of the terrorists' attacks on
Sept. 11, 2001, the MOAA Scholarship Fund established the American
Patriot Scholarship to help children of uniformed services
personnel-officers and enlisted- who died while in Active service as a
member of the Regular, Guard or Reserve Forces.
"We believe this is an effective way MOAA
can help those families who have been and will continue to be affected
by the loss of a parent while serving in our Armed Forces," says MOAA
President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan Jr., USN-Ret.
The amount and number of grants awarded
to students is based on the amount of money raised each year. Because of
our generous donors, over 45 students whose parent died while in Active
service or were severely wounded are receiving a $5,000 grant for the
2015-2016 school year. Each student is eligible to receive the American
Patriot Scholarship for up to five years of undergraduate study at an
accredited 2- or 4-year college or university of their choice, but will
be at least $2,500.
To qualify, a student must be a child of a
member of the Uniformed Services who died while in Active service or
was severely wounded (as defined as Traumatic SGLI). They must be under
the age of 24 at the time of application. The maximum age for students
who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces before completing
college will be increased by the number of years served, for up to five
years of service or 29 years of age. Applications are accepted on our
Web site beginning early November through NOON (EST) 1 March each year.
The MOAA Scholarship Fund is a
non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in Virginia and
declared tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Its tax identification number is 54-1659039.
All administrative and overhead costs of the MOAA Scholarship Fund are
borne by MOAA therefore, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to
the undergraduate education of the sons and daughters of military
Donate to the MOAA Scholarship Fund