Our annual Scholarship Awards are the national project of the Society of Daughters of the United States Army. Funds for the scholarships are raised by the Society and its chapters. The Society makes one year, renewable awards, in the amount of $1,500. The number of scholarships awarded each year may vary based upon the number of eligible applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available.
The scholarship is a limited eligibility scholarship. Only applicants who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below will be considered for the scholarship.
The scholarship is a merit scholarship. Scholarship awards are based upon consideration of applicants’ academic achievement, community involvement and/or leadership potential. Financial need is not considered.
The scholarship award must be used in the academic year in which it is awarded.
Scholarship funds are restricted to payment of tuition, fees and other required educational expenses. They may not be used to purchase electronic equipment or musical instruments.
Scholarship award determinations are made without regard to applicants’ race, color, sex, religion or national origin.
To be eligible for a DUSA Scholarship award you must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be the daughter, granddaughter, stepdaughter or adopted daughter of a career commissioned or warrant officer in the United States Army who is on active duty, retired after at least 20 years active duty service, was medically retired from active duty or died while on active duty.
- High school senior and college applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in academic work completed to date.
- Applicants must be planning to attend or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in a degree program for the subsequent academic year.
- Submit the required application, resume, recommendations, essay and transcripts by March 15th at 5:00 pm EST for the next succeeding academic year.
The application period for new and renewing scholarships for the 2021 – 2022 academic year ended March 15, 2021. Check back January 15, 2022 to apply for next year’s scholarships.
To receive additional information, please email DUSAscholarships@gmail.com
Scholarship awards will be sent to the scholar’s school in the form of one payment in the fall for the entire academic year and cannot be paid directly to the scholar.
Applicants who accept a service academy appointment or any other full scholarship are not eligible to accept a scholarship award and the award cannot be deferred to a future academic year. A full scholarship is defined as a scholarship or grant which covers the cost of all required college expenses, including books and fees.