Jerry Brittain of the Military Family Support Centers, Inc., has noted that the deadline for the center’s scholarship has been extended to noon on Friday, April 19. Any applications that are not received at the center’s office or the P.O. Box by noon will be excluded. The center is located at 901 Russell Drive in Salem, and the P.O. Box address is: P.O. Box 1122, Salem, VA 24153.
Here is more information about the scholarship:
“FIVE MINUTES LONGER” is a scholarship developed to honor Salem (Virginia) High School graduate, Leslie Brittain. The award is in appreciation of Miss Brittain’s graduation speech centered on Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Salvatore Giunta. (The speech is attached.) Miss Brittain expounded on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote: “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” She touched the hearts of many and we thank Miss Brittain for her inspirational message.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013
The Military Family Support Centers, Inc. will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to a qualifying High School senior from a United States military family to pursue a college education. The scholarship is to be used towards class fees or tuition and will be paid to the college, university, military school or accredited school of the recipient’s choice.
A committee consisting of military, education, business and media members will choose the winners of the scholarships. All things equal the GPA will be the deciding factor. In the event a winner does not claim the scholarship within 2 years, the scholarship will be deemed void.
The winner will be announced on May 1, 2013, and will be introduced at the MFSC Board meeting on May 9, 2013. The winner MUST be present at this meeting and might be asked to speak as to why he/she chose the person deserving the “five minutes more.” The recipient also should be prepared to share future aspirations.
Eligibility: The Applicant…
A) Must be a graduating high school senior.
B) Must rank in the upper half of his or her high school class for the four years of high school.
C) Must currently be enrolled as a high school senior whose educational goals include college, university, military school or business institute, which is accredited and licensed in the state in which it operates.
D) Must be willing to meet with the MFSC scholarship committee for an interview if deemed necessary. The applicant must be willing to participate in this interview. Applicant’s family members are invited to attend the interview.
1) At least one parent must be current Active Component or the Reserve Component (Federal Reserves and National Guard) military.
2) Applicant must show participation in school and community activities and curriculum in at least one of the following areas:
B) Related clubs/programs
D) Military or quasi-military service
3) Character References: two letters of reference are required – one from a teacher, the other from applicant’s choice.
4) The Applicant’s disciplinary records may be considered.
For a link to the application, click here.