As of December 1, 2016, the Fort Myer Thrift Shop is accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.
Applications must be postmarked by March 23, 2017. The Scholarships are awarded based on merit and are available to the children (up to age 22) and spouses of active duty, retired, or deceased U. S. Army officers and enlisted personnel who maintain a dependent military ID card. Applicants for the scholarships in the High School Senior and College Student categories must have a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible.
There is also a residency requirement for these scholarships. With certain exceptions, both the applicant and the sponsor must reside in one of the following cities or counties in the Greater Washington Area:
a. District of Columbia
b. In Maryland, the counties of Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery or Prince George
c. In Virginia, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Stafford or Prince William or the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park
Each year the Fort Myer Thrift Shop (a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization) raises money through donations and consignments. Dedicated volunteers and staff generously give of their time working numerous hours every year to raise funds for scholarships for deserving students. In 2016 the amount awarded for scholarships totaled $90,000.00
Information including eligibility requirements and a downloadable Scholarship Application are available on the Fort Myer Thrift Shop website at www.fortmyerthriftshop.org under Scholarships and Community Grants.
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