America Supports You: Group Announces Scholarship Opportunity
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2008 Homefront America, a troop-support organization based in California, recently announced it will, for the third year, award 25 scholarships in May to benefit military children.
Homefront America is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad.
The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded with the help of the W. Daniel Tate family and Sara’s Hope, a charitable organization that offers annual scholarships to high school students who perform random acts of kindness. These awards will bring the total of the scholarships awarded through Homefront America’s “The American Patriot Freedom Scholarship” program to $70,000 since it began in 2006.
“Of all the programs we have available, our scholarship program is the one that is the most requested,” said Mamie Yong Maywhort, cofounder of Homefront America. “We are deeply grateful to the Tate family and Sara’s Hope for making it possible for us to do this again.”
The program is open to dependent students of active-duty servicemembers, retirees, disabled veterans or fallen servicemembers, including activated or deployed Guardsmen and reservists.
Candidates for the scholarships must submit an essay of 500 words or less on one of four approved topics:
-- Why I love my country;
-- Challenge(s) in my life and how I overcame it/them;
-- Of all that my Mom/Dad has done for me, I am most thankful for ...; or
-- My number one American Hero.
The essays will be judged on originality, relationship to topic, length, and grammar and spelling. All applications must be postmarked by April 25. Complete eligibility requirements and rules are at the group’s Web site, www.homefrontamerica.org.
(From a Homefront America news release.)