Scholarship Update — CCME 2013

July 02, 2012 | Terry Howell

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.

Comments

  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.

    • retiree says:

      Included in membership is SUNY, Penn State, University of Maryland, among many others.

      I also thank them for their support of the military and the veterans.

    • Troy, Park and many other military "friendly" universities are on this list, its worth checking out!

    • tdhowell says:

      You may want to take another look… last time I checked Missouri Southern State University, SUNY, Penn State, Old Dominion, University of Oklahoma, etc… are not for-profit schools.

    • cworthy says:

      There are plenty of public schools on there – to include community colleges. I think you should look at that list in entirety before such claims are made.

    • Governors State University is on the list and one of the cheapest online places to get a BA/BS. They as so cover testing for certs as part of the cost for classes that you must pass.

  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 says:

    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. michaela says:

    does this apply to a military widow – spouse kia?

  8. Ryan Swanigan says:

    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 says:

    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

    • For spouses it applies to veterans and that tells me someone who has served but is no longer. I would apply anyway if it was me. Good Luck!!

  12. With all the negative comments why either bother.

  13. SSgt USAF says:

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

    • My husband is currently going to KRAPLAN ( TESST here in Maryland) It was a waste of time he is only finishing it out which is only 30 more days. If we knew how crappy it was and fraudish before hand he would of never attendedt he school. So now we and the VA must eat the past 18 months of school there. Wish the VA could get there money back ;(

  14. Fabiana says:

    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 says:

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

  16. Mary Kapcoe says:

    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 says:

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

  18. Michelle says:

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

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