SCHOLARSHIPS

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50-years of Innovation
Supporting Service Members, Veterans, and their Families 

The 2023 scholarship application period is CLOSED.

Applications were due no later than October 17, 2022

Scholarships will be announced in late 2022

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty and veterans), spouses of Service members, and children of service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees, certifications, and licensures. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, CCME is awarding 50 scholarships this year.

CCME will be offering 50 scholarships for this year only. We will announce the number of scholarships to be offered in 2023 later this year

 

How to Apply? (Online Only)

  • Carefully read scholarship descriptions and eligibility criteria.

  • Complete one online Scholarship Application form by midnight October 17, 2022.

    • New users will need to first create an account

    • You may only apply for one scholarship. If you are eligible for multiple scholarship categories, select one category and submit one application for that category. Any applications sent after your first application submission will not be accepted. Your first completed application will be the only application considered.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • In the spirit of CCME's "50 Years of Innovation" theme, please write an essay describing your academic journey and achievements and how your education will positively impact your community, transition, or career field of choice.

  • Provide two letters of reference:

    • One personal letter of reference from a family member, friend, volunteer colleague, or coach. Letter of reference must be at least 250 words and provide insight into your character, personal accomplishments, and values.

    • One professional and/or academic letter of reference from a supervisor, work colleague, professor, or academic counselor. Letter of reference must be at least 250 words and provide insight into your character, academic or career accomplishments, work ethic, and values.

    • The letters of reference must be from two separate individuals.

  • Provide a copy of your unofficial college transcripts from the institution you are currently attending. Students pursuing a non-degree seeking workforce credential program may provide proof of enrollment in lieu of a transcript.

  • Provide a photo of yourself (headshot).

  • If Veteran, submit an unofficial copy of your DD214.

 

Please see FAQs for more information. Applicants must submit items 1-7 listed above. Applications submitted without required documents, or incorrect documents, will be rejected.

 

 

 

 Eligibility Requirements

 

CCME Joe King Scholarship (15 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

  • students pursuing undergraduate degrees must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • students pursuing graduate degrees must have a minimum of 6 or more hours (unit) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • Essay written to prompt (see above) with APA format

  • Current photo (headshot)

 

Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship (15 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

  • students pursuing undergraduate degrees must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • students pursuing graduate degrees must have a minimum of 6 or more hours (unit) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • Essay written to prompt (see above) with APA format

  • Current photo (headshot)

 

CCME Veteran Scholarship (10 awards) 

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

  • first-time associate, bachelor or graduate degree seeker

  • students pursuing undergraduate degrees must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • students pursuing graduate degrees must have a minimum of 6 or more hours (unit) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • Essay written to prompt (see above) with APA format

  • Current photo (headshot)

  • submit a copy of DD-214

 

CCME Workforce Credentials Scholarship (5 awards)

  • be a current or prior uniformed Service member, spouse, or child of a uniformed Service member

  • be currently enrolled in a credit-bearing or non-degree seeking program with a DoD Skillbridge provider that is also a CCME member institution/organization (reference list here) OR be currently enrolled in a credit-bearing or non-degree seeking program validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency and offered by a CCME member institution/organization (reference list here) that will result in an industry-recognized credential to include certification, licensure, or work experience programs (e.g. internship, apprenticeship). 

  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution OR proof of enrollment from a workforce credential program

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • Essay written to prompt (see above) with APA format

  • Current photo (headshot)

 

CCME Military Child Scholarship (5 awards)

  • be the child of an Active-Duty Service member, Drilling Reservist, or National Guard member

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

  • pursuing a first-time associate or bachelor’s degree

  • must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA from the CCME member institution they are currently attending

  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution

  • a signed statement from the parent attesting to military status and/or affiliation (may also be a reference for a letter of reference)

  • 2 Letters of Reference

  • Essay written to prompt (see above) with APA format

  • Current photo (headshot)

Scholarship Application Review Process

All applications will be evaluated by the CCME 2023 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 November 2022.    

 

 

 

 

 

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

 
 
 
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CCME SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Joe King Scholarship

2021 Joshua L. Davids, Air Force, Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / Allison J. Halpin, Coast Guard, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - American Military University / Zachary J. White, Air Force, Master of Science in Emergency Services - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / Christopher Price, Air Force, Master of Business Administration - Trident University International / Jonathan Roussell, Marine Corps, Bachelor of Science in Project Management -Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University                          

Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship

2021 Lyndsey Owens, Doctor of Physical Therapy - Campbell University / Jacqueline M. Stuart, Associate of Applied Science, Radiography - Tidewater Community College / Kathia Cordero-Rhoads, Master of Science in Homeland Security - Trident University International / Leim A. Klimek, Bachelor of Science in Leadership - Trident University International / Marina Shade, Bachelor of Business Administration - Georgia Southern University

Veteran Scholarship

2021 Jacob Lee Howard, Army, Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / David Dwayne Dries, Air Force, Master of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management  - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / Christopher P. Fugrad, Air Force, Master of Education - National University / Philip Quinn, Air Force, Master of Business Administration in Aviation - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / John M. Dalton, Army, Master of Arts in Management  - American Military University