Operation Second Chance – Scholarship Program

2020 Application process is now closed.

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 up to $5,000 to a select number of dependent children (unmarried, 23 years and younger) and spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsors.

Jan 15th Application window opens
Apr 1st Application window closes
May 1st Award decisions emailed to applicants
Aug 1st Payments sent to schools

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:

  • Active Duty (having served greater than 12 months).
  • Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty.
  • Sponsor “veterans” (classified as non-active duty, and/or not currently enrolled in the reserve or guard), are required to have a VA disability rating of 70% or higher.
  • If in or pending Medical Board; with a statement from a command liaison verifying member will be DOD qualified as combat wounded with a 70% or higher rating.
  • Deceased from injuries related to combat deployment.


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.


  • Landon Le, from Watauga, TX, attending Colorado School of Mines with a major in Mechanical Engineering
  • Emma Chastain, from Burkburnett, TX, attending Midwestern State University with a major in Fine Arts
  • Gabriela Miller, from Farmington, MO, attending Saint Louis University with a major in Biology
  • Henri Rosser, from Abingdon, MD, attending Temple University with a major in Business Administration
  • Cherish Higgs, from Oak Grove, KY, attending Tennessee State University with a major in Business Management
  • Tyelen Gray, from Greer, SC, attending The Citadel with a major in Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Evelyn Zelaya, from Clarksburg, MD, attending University of Maryland University College with a major in Health Services Management
  • Sierra Delamarter, from Independence, KS, attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago majoring in Fine Arts

For questions email

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