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CCME Scholarships

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees.

All applicants must submit the CCME Scholarship Application, transcripts, and two recommendation forms. Complete and submit your online application and then send your essay, transcript, and two recommendation forms to scholarship@ccmeonline.org.

The application deadline is November 1, 2018.
Winners will be notified by January 2019.

For questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to scholarship@ccmeonline.org

The Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

CCME Joe King Scholarship [online application] (5 awards)

  • be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution.
  • submit two (2) recommendation forms (form must be used) to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship [online application] (5 awards)

  • be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard, veteran)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program in a regional or nationally accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution.
  • submit two (2) recommendation forms (form must be used) to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Veteran Scholarship [online application] (5 awards)

  • be a prior uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution
  • submit two (2) recommendation forms (form must be used) to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.
  • submit a copy of DD-214

 

The essay for the CCME Joe King, Military Spouse, and Veteran scholarship will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should be at least 400-750 words in length.

The essay topics for the scholarship are as follows:

For Servicemembers:“What influence does your military career have on the educational pathways you selected and on the pursuit of your degree?”

For Spouse:“What difficulties have you experienced as a military spouse in choosing your educational pathway and pursuing your education?”

For Veterans:“How has your military experience shaped the selection of your education major and pathway you selected for your college degree?”

Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered.

CCME Scholarship FAQ

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Scholarship Recipients Express Their Gratitude

Congratulations to all 2016-2017 CCME Scholarship recipients. Read below as some of our fantastic and well deserving scholarship recipient express their gratitude.