The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.
The Foundation awards the following memorial and honorary scholarships to deserving applicants annually:
The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarship
The Bell Helicopter Honorary Scholarship
The Master Sergeant Neal Benson Elbit Systems Honorary Scholarship
The Fluor Honorary Scholarship
The General Dynamics Honorary Scholarship
The KBR Honorary Scholarship
The Raytheon Honorary Scholarship
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Honorary Scholarship
The Foundation awards other scholarships in addition to those listed above. Scholarship applicants will be considered for all available scholarships and need not designate a scholarship or scholarships for which they want to apply.
Eligibility for ASF Undergraduate Scholarships
- Be sons or daughters of regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing, OR
be spouses of serving enlisted regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing, OR
be sons or daughters of former U.S. Army members who received an honourable discharge or medical discharge, or who were killed while serving in the U.S. Army.
- Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or registered as undergraduate students at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
- Have a 2.0-grade point average on a 4 point system.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Not have reached their 24th birthday by the application deadline date in the year they apply if they are a child of an Army member.
- Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
Applicants must submit the following postmarked no later than April 15th of the application year:
- the appropriate application form (see below),
- a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a fully completed SAR (Student Aid Report),
- a signed copy of the appropriate income tax return for the previous year (see application and FAQ for more details),
- a certificate of good service or the parent’s/spouse’s DD 214,
- a high school transcript and transcripts from all post-high school educational institutions if applicable,
- an essay (see instructions),
- a photograph
Tips for Applicants
- Be sure to read the application instructions and the FAQ on the website before beginning.
- Submit a COMPLETE application package. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Most common missing items are the applicant social security number, photo, tax return, and the Student Aid Report/Free Application for Federal Student Aid (this is usually a 5-10 page document).
- Please be sure to include your college major in the application if at all possible. Some of our scholarships are reserved for specific major fields of study. If no major is indicated, the applicant would not be eligible for these awards, thus reducing chances of selection.
- The award selection process is very competitive; college level students are encouraged to include high school leadership activities and other information in order to enhance chances of selection.
- The best essays are typed, double-spaced.
- Try to only use acronyms which are widely known; otherwise, write out acronyms.
- Endeavour to completely fill out the application forms. Incomplete sections can lead to questions by our reviewing committee.
- Applications must be mailed. See the instructions for mailing address and envelope guidance.