This post was last updated on September 7th, 2016 at 12:46 am

Deadline: Initial phase of application is only available between August 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or homeschooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DOD schools).
  • U.S. citizens; U.S. nationals; U.S. permanent residents; temporary residents (in a legalization program); refugees; asylees; Cuban-Haitian entrants; or humanitarian parolees.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution. Carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Award: National scholars: 50 awards of $20,000 for college.

Regional scholars: 200 awards of $10,000 for college.

Contact: Application available at