Scholarship Update — CCME 2013

Each year the Council of College and Military Educators offers $1000 scholarships for Servicemembers, Military Spouses, and Veterans who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees.

CCME Scholarship Applications must be submitted online at cmeonline.org/scholarship. This year’s application will be available July 16 through the scholarship application deadline, October 1, 2012.

The eligibility requirements for the CCME scholarships 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 a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • 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. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Spouse Scholarship (5 awards)

Applicants must:

  • be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard, veteran)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • 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. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Veteran Scholarship (5 awards)

Applicants must:

  • be a prior uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • 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. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should be at least 400-750 words in length. Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered. Finalists will be required to provide documentation of service.

About CCME: The Council of College and Military Educators, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 39 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit: http://www.ccmeonline.org.

About the Author

Terry Howell
Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.

18 Comments on "Scholarship Update — CCME 2013"

  1. Can you provide another link? That one didn't work.

  2. Does having my CCAF disqualify me from this scholarship?

  3. "Must be a member of CCME" pretty much translates to: If you're in a public university you get nothing. And no I did not go down the list one by one to see if they were all private for profit institutions or not. The entire thing screams out FOR PROFIT INSTITUTION. Either way I thank you for contributing to veterans in general.

  4. I also tried the scholarship link and it did not work. Thanks

  5. What about dependents/ children of active duty military?

  6. Determined Student | July 6, 2012 at 11:01 am |

    that's an awful small list of schools, and when one of them is University of Phoenix you know it's a for profit institution list. Not one UC or CSU is on there from California, and that alone says a lot.

  7. does this apply to a military widow – spouse kia?

  8. Ryan Swanigan | July 7, 2012 at 1:32 am |

    Does anyone know what the topic of the essay needs to be?

  9. Hey, I am applying and if I get disqualified because my school isn't on the list but U of P (Phoenix) is on there i'm putting Military.com on blast.

  10. Yea, you should increase that list to accredited colleges and give more troops a chance. At least with the schools that are listed 10 lucky service people and 5 spouses that are enrolled at anyone of those tragic for intense profit, soldier money stealing institutions will at least get a little money back..lol

  11. Teressa Lincoln | July 8, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    Does this schlorship include retired military persons spouses? My husband served 21 years in the USAF and retired in 2005. As a spouse I would like to apply for the schlorship as I am attending college at DeVry University online, does this count? Thank You

  12. With all the negative comments why either bother.

  13. SSgt USAF | July 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm |

    Kaplan University… really? the "university" that was indicted for fraud…

  14. I am currently a student at MiraCosta College in California and I am transferring to National University next year, which is in the list. Can I apply?

  15. Aaron Christopher | July 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm |

    I'm retitred military, my daughter is enrolling in school this fall. Is she eligible to apply for this scholarship?

  16. Mary Kapcoe | July 18, 2012 at 7:41 am |

    Originally post said application for scholarship would be available July 16th, now it says 18th but I still can't find the link to apply. Can someone help me?

  17. deannablow | July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm |

    What if my college is not on the list? What can I do to have my college part of this program for scholarships?

  18. I am currently enrolled in a CCME approved school, but only one class this summer. Can I still apply?

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