Operation Second Chance – Scholarship Program
The OSC Scholarship Program seeks to further the organization’s mission of support for wounded, injured, and ill service members/veterans and their families through need-based dependent financial assistance grants to aid in the pursuit of higher education. During each academic period, OSC will award grants of $2,500 or more to a select number of dependent children (unmarried, 23 years and younger) and spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsors. TIMELINE Applications accepted beginning February 5th Application window closes April 1st. Applicants notified of award decisions in late May. Financial disbursements made in August. ELIGIBILITY Unmarried dependent children, 23 years and younger, as well as spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsors whom are seeking their 1st award of an undergraduate 4-year degree, associate’s degree, or a certification from a vocational or technical institution that is DOE accredited. Qualifying Military Sponsors are defined as meeting criteria from one selection in each of the following sections:Applications for the Fall 2019 academic period will open on February 5th and close on April 1st. Scholarship awardees will be notified in late May. Financial disbursements will be made in August.
- Have a VA rating of at least 70%
- In or pending Med Board with a statement from a command liaison verifying member will be DOD qualified as a wounded warrior with a 70% or higher rating
- Died during time of service
DONATE TO THE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP FUND UNTIL APRIL 1ST!
Donations up to $2,500 are added to the general scholarship fund that is disbursed in increments of at least $2,500.
Donations $2,500 or greater are eligible to be named! Award recipients can receive a scholarship with your loved one’s name, if the donation is made in honor or memory of them, or with your company/organization’s name featured.
Information on how to donate is on the Scholarship FAQ page or you can call us at (301) 972-1080 to discuss.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Our inaugural year award recipients are:
Marketing – University of Cincinnati
Liberal Arts – Independence Community College
Kinesiology – Vanguard University of Southern California
Nursing – UNC Wilmington
Environmental Sustainability – Oregon State University
Social Work – Appalachian State University
Submit applications via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 888-672-4838.