Eligibility

General Eligibility

  • “Active duty U.S. military sponsor” is defined as active duty Regular Army, an Army Reservist who is activated at the time of application for scholarship, or a National Guardsman who is activated at the time of application for scholarship.
  • Active duty service members are not eligible.
  • All applicants must possess a valid U.S. military identification card and verify via Sheer ID during the application process.
  • All applicants may apply for either an academic or vocational scholarship only.
  • All applicants must be accepted or expect to be accepted by an institution of higher learning (i.e., college or vocational school) or be enrolled in an accredited institution.
  • The applicant must be enrolled, accepted, or expect to be accepted by a regionally accredited college, university, qualifying trade or technical school, located in the United States or its territories, for the upcoming fall or spring semester and be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or qualifying certification, as applicable. If currently enrolled, applicant must maintain the school’s continuation GPA.

High School Senior Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of an accredited high school or home
  • school program.
  • The applicant must possess a valid U.S. military identification card and be
  • enrolled in DEERS.
  • The applicant must be accepted or expect to be accepted by a regionally
  • accredited college, university, trade or technical school, located in the United
  • States or its territories, for the upcoming fall or spring semester.
  • The applicant must not be the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship (to include
  • tuition, room and board) or an appointment to a military academy.
  • The applicant must be one of the following:
    • The dependent child of an active duty U.S. military sponsor assigned to Fort Cavazos; or
    • The dependent child of an active duty U.S. military sponsor whose last duty assignment was Fort Cavazos and applicant resides in one of the following counties: Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Travis, or Williamson County (each hereafter referred to as a “Surrounding County”) while sponsor is on a non-command sponsored assignment on orders; or
    • The dependent child of an active duty retired U.S. military sponsor and both sponsor and applicant reside in a Surrounding County; or
    • The dependent child of a deceased member of the U.S. military forces and applicant resides in a Surrounding County.
  • The applicant must have a completed application submitted by the deadline date.  Incomplete and/or late applications shall not be considered

Military Spouse Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a high school graduate or hold a valid high school equivalent.
  • The applicant must possess a valid U.S. military identification card and be enrolled in DEERS.
  • The applicant must be enrolled, accepted, or expect to be accepted by a regionally accredited college, university, qualifying trade or technical school, located in the United States or its territories, for the upcoming fall or spring semester and be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or qualifying certification, as applicable. If currently enrolled, applicant must maintain the school’s continuation GPA.
  • The applicant must not be the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship (to include tuition, room, and board) or an appointment to a military academy.
  • The applicant must not be an active duty service member.
  • Those who have previously received a scholarship from The Fund are not eligible to apply. However, those who have previously applied but were not awarded a scholarship are eligible to apply again.
  • The applicant must be one of the following:
    • The dependent spouse of an active duty U.S. military sponsor assigned to Fort Cavazos; or
    • The dependent spouse of an active duty U.S. military sponsor whose last duty assignment was Fort Cavazos and applicant resides in a Surrounding County while sponsor is on a non-command sponsored assignment on orders; or
    • The dependent spouse of an active duty retired U.S. military sponsor and both sponsor and applicant reside in a Surrounding County; or
    • The dependent spouse of a deceased member of the U.S. military forces and applicant resides in a Surrounding County.
  • The applicant must have a completed application submitted by the deadline date. Incomplete and/or late applications shall not be considered.

Spouses who have previously received an FCFSF scholarship are ineligible to apply; however, those applicants who have previously applied for a scholarship but did not receive one are eligible to re-apply.