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In 2012 the EOSO was proud to award over $30,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Elmendorf OSO scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who are the son or daughter of an active duty or retired active duty member. The active duty military member and/or family must live in the Anchorage area. The Anchorage area is considered to be from Wasilla/Palmer to Girdwood. This includes students whose parents are divorced. A student living with a parent who has married a military member, who provides support, even if not adopted by the service member, is also eligible. Applicants must have a current military ID card, must be a US citizen and have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Rank is not a consideration.

What is the selection process?

Selection of recipients is based upon scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Our goal is to choose students who are recognized as well-rounded individuals. Scholarship criteria includes GPA, SAT/ACT score, difficulty and variety of classes, as well as Honors and Advanced placement classes. Activities in and out of school will be taken into consideration, such as offices held, honors, awards, work experience, etc.

While need is not considered in the selection process, a recipient may not also accept a four year full tuition scholarship or an appointment to a service academy. This will forfeit the scholarship and it will be awarded to a selected alternate.

When can I apply?

Scholarship applications will become available in early January. Please continue to check back for updated information.