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TMCF Department of Defense Full Scholarship for High School Seniors in USA, 2017

The Department of Defense is pleased to offer a full scholarship to qualified high school graduating seniors. This scholarship is available for U.S citizens.

The Department of Defense (DOD) mission of STEM is to foster an interest in and raise awareness in the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics nationwide to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund helps students acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost, develops leaders of tomorrow and connects high performing students with top tier employment opportunities.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to qualify high school graduating seniors.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics nationwide to ensure an educated and well-prepared workforce.

Scholarship Award: Full, 4-year renewable scholarship, capped at $15,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $60,000).

  • Full Scholarship is defined as in-state tuition plus all mandatory fees, room & board factoring in other available non-loan resources
  • Recipients must meet certain GPA, conduct, and STEM degree persistence goals each academic year to remain eligible for renewal

Number of scholarship: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 2017 Graduating high school senior at time of application
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Have taken and earned a grade of “B” or better in Pre-calculus or higher math course
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Students must plan to and remain enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), with a preference for students attending publicly-supported HBCUs
  • Students must pursue an undergraduate degree in a STEM related discipline, including but not limited to the following: mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, physics, civil engineering, biosciences, chemical engineering, computer science/technology, computer engineering, environmental science and geosciences.

Nationality: U.S citizens or legal permanent resident are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students must pursue an undergraduate degree in a STEM related discipline, including but not limited to the following: mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, physics, civil engineering, biosciences, chemical engineering, computer science/technology, computer engineering, environmental science and geosciences.

USA scholarship

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online:

  • Essay: In 750-words or less, describe your interest in STEM studies, commitment to achieving a degree in this area, and long-term professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Academic – a STEM teacher who is able to discuss academic achievements and potential for success in a STEM major once enrolled in college
    Character – a mentor/advisor/community leader who can speak to leadership potential and character
  • Submit resume showcasing community service, jobs/internships, leadership
  • Submit high school transcript (official or unofficial, cumulative GPA: weighted and unweighted, must appear on the transcript)
  • Copy of ACT and/or SAT Score
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) (received from filing FAFSA)

Application form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

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