Scholarship with 1 September Deadline

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) offers scholarships each year to military service members (active duty, National Guard and reserve) and their family members.  The application deadline is Thursday, 1 September.  I’m so sorry for the short notice!

All applicants must submit the CCME Military Personnel Scholarship Application or the CCME Military Spouse Scholarship Application.

The Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

CCME Joe King Scholarship (5 awards)   Applicants must:

  • be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate); minimum 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate)
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. (example, ESO, academic or faculty advisor)

CCME Spouse Scholarship (5 awards)   Applicants must:

  • be a uniformed services spouse (active duty, reserve, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program in a regional or nationally accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate); minimum 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate)
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. (example, ESO, academic or faculty advisor)

Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should not be more than 300 words in length. Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered.

There are a number of schools who participate in the CCME program. Check to see if your school is on the list of affiliated colleges.  I hope to hear that a reader is awarded one of these scholarships!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.