Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Website: Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund was the vision of Freedom Alliance founders LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) and the late LtGen Edward Bronars, USMC. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children.
The mission of the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is two-fold. First, it helps offset the high cost of a college education for the sons and daughters of American heroes. Second, it is a reminder to the recipient that their parents’ sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful nation.
The dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training exercise are eligible to apply. Also eligible are students who have a parent classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action.
The generosity of patriotic Americans has made it possible for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to award more than $3 million in college scholarships to the sons and daughters of American heroes.
Students wishing to apply for a Freedom Alliance scholarship should review the following criteria to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Freedom Alliance Board of Directors.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be one of the following:
The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has:
- Been killed in action.
- Become 100% total & permanently disabled as a direct result of a combat mission, with priority given to those who have a single combat-related disability rated at 70% or more. This does not apply to Servicemembers who are Silver Star or Purple Heart Medal recipients as they only need and combined 100% Total and Permanent disability rating. (Qualifying parent must have received an Honorable Discharge.)
- Suffered a major limb amputation due to enemy action
- Been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).
- Been awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, or the Coast Guard Cross.
- Been involved in a training accident that resulted in the death of the service member or caused an immediate inability to continue serving (100% total and permanently disabled).
All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship.
- Currently in the spring quarter of their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student.
- Under the age of 26 at the time of application.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
Applications are available online at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4659817
- All applicants must complete the online portion of the application now even if applying with a Fast-Track application.
- If you have previously received a Freedom Alliance scholarship or are renewing your scholarship, please visit the renew page for your specific instructions and forms.
Once you have submitted your application online, you must print, sign and mail it with all supporting documentation to Freedom Alliance. Upon receipt of your application packet, Freedom Alliance will notify you by mail of the Scholarship Board’s review and decision.
The application packet must contain the following items:
- Copy of your government issued photo identification (Drivers License, Military ID Card)
- Proof of dependency: birth certificate, tax form which lists dependents, or military child ID card
- Certificate of death (DD 1300) or rating letter from the Veterans Administration disability stating that the eligible Servicemember parent has been rated as 100% Totally and Permanently disabled
- DD Form 214 if applicable – for disabled veterans’ dependent children
- Applicant must upload a 500 Word Essay or Personal Statement: “What does your parent’s service mean to you?” or “The Importance of Military Service.”
- Official high school or college transcripts.
- Please submit a high resolution (at least 500KB) portrait-style JPEG photo of yourself which is appropriate for publication of scholarship award announcements. Make sure that it is taken in an appropriate setting and there are no other people, distractions, or watermarks visible.
- High resolution photo of qualifying parent.
- All documents, except the requested high-resolution photos, must be in PDF format.
Should you have any questions, please contact Adam Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Wanda Cruz: email@example.com
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166