FAQ scholarships

Applications will be accepted from March 1st – April 16th.
Award decisions will be emailed to applicants on June 1st.
Financial disbursements to schools made August 1st.

The OSC Scholarship Program is intended to support the educational needs of dependents and spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsor (not the service member themselves). Qualifying Military Sponsors are current or former members of the armed forces who meet one of the following:

  • Disabled and honorably discharged Veterans
  • Active Duty
  • Reserves and Retired Reserves
  • Deceased military members

No. Only dependents and spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsors are eligible for OSC scholarship awards.

No. Only legal dependents and spouses of a Qualifying Service Member are eligible for consideration.

Yes, you are encouraged to reapply. Keep in mind that scholarship awards are for a single academic year, and not automatically renewable for subsequent years. An individual awardee may receive no more than four OSC scholarships.

Reference the U.S. Department of Education website for a list of accredited school: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

No applications will be accepted beyond the deadline of April 16th.

No. The OSC scholarships are intended for undergraduate studies only.

The amount and number of the scholarships OSC awards may vary from year to year, depending upon mission-based needs of the organization. Awards for the current academic period are expected to average $2,500 per recipient.

Current scholarships are for one year only, but applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships in subsequent years, for up to four years of awards in total.

No. OSC does not require a minimum score on the SAT, ACT, or other similar test.

No. While academic performance will be reviewed and considered, in some instances OSC may elect to award a scholarship for reasons other than scholastic achievements.

Dependents must be 23 years of age or younger. There is no age limit for spouses.

Yes. Applicants are required to be U.S. citizens.

OSC will arrange payment directly to the educational institution’s finance department. Payments are never made directly to the award recipient. If the scholarship award amount exceeds the recipient’s applicable outstanding educational expenses (tuition, fees, room and board, etc.), the value of the award will be reduced commensurately.

Yes. You can establish a perpetual or a one-time scholarship in memory of your loved one. Please contact us by phone (301-972-1080) to discuss.

All questions not covered in the FAQ can be emailed to the Scholarship Program Director at scholarships@operationsecondchance.org

OSC Scholarships