Scholarships

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Scholarships

How it works, and its benefits

The WMA Scholarship committee administers a program of grants. The number of these scholarships is determined by the annual earnings from the investments for these scholarships.


Its purpose

Its purpose is to award grants to qualified applicants sponsored by WMA MEMBERS. These grants may be used at any accredited college, university or college level trade school.

~WMA Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 or $3,000 based on the number of qualified applicants.
~The Lily H. Gridley Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.
~The LaRue A. Ditmore Music Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 or $3,000 based on the number of qualified applicants.
~One Ethyl and Armin Wiebke Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.
~One Major Megan McClung Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.
~The Agnes Sopcak Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 or $3,000 based on the number of qualified applicants.
~One Virginia Guveyan Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.

A number of additional scholarships in various amounts may also be given. The purpose is to award grants to qualified applicants sponsored by WMA MEMBERS. These grants may be used at any accredited college, university or college level trade school.

WMA members may sponsor an unlimited number of applicants per year.

No individual is eligible to receive more than one (1) scholarship per academic year (with a maximum of two (2) lifetime awards). An applicant who receives a $3,000 scholarship will have met the maximum two lifetime awards.

Application period extends exclusively from 1 November through 28 February. Applications postmarked after deadline will not be considered.

A completely new package must be submitted each time applicant applies. Previous submissions will not be considered.


APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve;
2. Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve;
3. Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve, OR;
4. Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC program.


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For a full list of procedures of how our scholarship program actually works. Please download a copy below. Read carefully as some items have changed.

Application Period is:
1 November to 28 February

Applications Postmarked after 28 February will NOT be considered. No Exceptions.

Procedure

Download WMA Scholarship Procedures

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Application

This application can be filled in online, print, gather all of your documentation, sign and send in as directed in the procedures. Be sure to print a copy for yourself.

WMA Scholarship Application Form

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