Established in 1997 through hundreds of gifts from members of the Charleston Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America, this fund provides a one-time scholarship to a junior or senior in the upcoming fall semester at The Citadel or Charleston Southern University who is from a “294_ _” zip code and is enrolled in an ROTC Program and has a signed contract to enter military service after college.

Average award: $1,500

Criteria for eligibility

  • Applicants must be from a zip code starting with “294;” be enrolled in an ROTC program at The Citadel or Charleston Southern University; be a Junior or senior in the upcoming Fall semester and have a signed contract to enter military service as a military officer after college.

Application process and schedule

  • Applications can be completed online beginning mid-January. Each applicant will only complete one application and the online system will automatically pair you with scholarships for which you are eligible. The deadline for all applications to be submitted, including letters of recommendation, is mid-March. All applicants will be contacted regarding their application status by early July.  Specific deadlines can be found on our scholarship portal each year, which can be accessed through the “Apply” button on our Scholarships for Current High School Seniors page.

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