SCHOLARSHIPS

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BRIDGING THE GAPS - CREDENTIALS THAT LEAD TO SUSTAINABLE AND SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

 The 2021 application period is closed. Scholarships will be announced in April 2021

 

The Council of Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships each year to United States Servicemembers (active duty/veterans) and spouses of servicemembers who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. 

 

How to Apply? (Online Only)

  • Carefully read scholarship descriptions and eligibility criteria.

  • Complete one online Scholarship Application form by midnight January 31, 2021.

  • New users will need to first create an account

  • Answer all questions to provide the Scholarship Committee with information about you, your experiences, and the qualities you possess that make you a candidate for the scholarship for which you are applying.

  • Provide a thoughtful response to this year’s essay question (approximately 450-700 words)

    • Active Duty – Describe what education benefits you are using while pursuing your education credential and how that credential will help in your military and civilian career.

    • Spouse – Describe your challenges and opportunities pursuing your education credential as a military spouse and how the credential relates to your career goal.

    • Veterans – Describe what challenges you experienced while transitioning from the military to civilian life and what role higher education has played in the transition. 

  • Please include all required documents to include: a copy of your transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member or academic advisor), and a photo of yourself. *Please see FAQs for more information.

  • You do not need to complete the application in one sitting. You may save and continue at a later date as long as you log-in to your Proposal Space account. 

 

All applicants must submit a Scholarship Application, unofficial college transcripts, an essay, and two recommendation forms for consideration. *Applications submitted without required documents, or incorrect documents, will be rejected.

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

CCME Joe King Scholarship (5 awards)

  • be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)

  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited member institution of CCME (click here for reference)

  • working towards a first-time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree

  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum of 6 or more hours (unit) 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 the applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity, and educational pursuit.  One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

 

Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship (5 awards)

  • be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard, veteran)

  • be currently enrolled in a regional or nationally accredited educational program with a CCME member institution (reference list here)

  • 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 of 6 or more hours (unit) 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 the 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 (5 awards) 

  • be a prior uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)

  • 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 of 6 or more hours (unit) 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 the 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

 

Scholarship Application Review Process

All applications will be evaluated by the CCME 2021 Scholarship committee.  Evaluations will be based on:  

  • Ability to follow instructions and include all supporting information

  • Adherence to this year’s essay writing topic and quality of content

 

Once the committee has vetted all proposal submissions, those that have been selected will be submitted to the CCME Executive Board. Notifications will go out in April 2021.   

 

If you have any questions please contact scholarships@ccmeonline.org 

 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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When is this year’s deadline to apply?


The deadline for this year’s Scholarship Application is midnight, January 31, 2021.




Who is eligible to apply?


You must be a United States service member (active duty/veteran), or spouse of a service member and working towards the completion of a higher education degree while attending a CCME member institution.




How do I know if my institution is a member of CCME?


If your institution is a member of CCME they will be listed on CCME’s Membership page.




How does my institution become a member of CCME?


If your institution would like to become a member of CCME, they can learn about the membership benefits at our CCME Membership page.




How do I apply?


  • Please complete the Scholarship Application Form entirely, answering all questions.
  • New users will need to create an account with Proposal Space
  • Please add Proposalspace.com to your email list of acceptable entities




What supporting documents need to be included?


  • Transcripts from all prior colleges attended (can be unofficial)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member or an academic advisor)
  • A photo of yourself
  • A copy of your DD-214 (for Veteran Scholarship)




Is there a GPA or credit hour requirement?


Yes. You must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA. If you are seeking an associate or bachelor degree; you must have 6 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 3.0 GPA if you are seeking a graduate degree.




I just transferred to a CCME member institution but the GPA and credit hours are from my old school, am I eligible?


You are eligible only if your previous school is a CCME member institution. The minimum GPA and credit hours must be from the CCME member institution.




I don’t know my academic advisor or faculty member that well; may I choose a different person to complete my recommendation form?


No, one recommendation must be from a faculty member.




Do I have to use the CCME Recommendation form or can I just obtain a Letter of Recommendation?


The CCME Recommendation form must be used or the application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for review.




Are the scholarships renewable or do I have to apply each year?


The CCME Scholarships are not renewable and you are only eligible to win one time in each category.




Will you acknowledge the receipt of my application?


Yes, once you hit the submit button, you will receive an automatic application received message. You can also log into Proposal Space to follow the status of your application.




How am I notified if I win?


The student will receive an email from the CCME Scholarship Chairperson in March 2021.




If I am awarded the scholarship, is the money sent to my school?


No, the scholarship check is sent directly to the student.