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National Medal of Honor Day: Scholarships for Veterans & Dependents


March 25, 2022
by Liz Montenegro
National Medal of Honor Day is celebrated each year on March 25. Established by Congress after the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has been earned by a total of 3,511 American soldiers who risked their lives in combat. This year, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will honor the 66 living Recipients, who will take part in the sacred tradition of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery, as each of the “unknown soldiers” buried are Medal of Honor Recipients.

National Medal of Honor Day is celebrated each year on March 25. Established by Congress after the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has been earned by a total of 3,511 American soldiers who risked their lives in combat. This year, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will honor the 66 living Recipients, who will take part in the sacred tradition of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery, as each of the “unknown soldiers” buried are Medal of Honor Recipients.

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In Charleston, South Carolina, the Medal of Honor Storytelling Tour will resume as an in-person, exclusive event on March 25 at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. During these tours, participants learn about the service and sacrifices of some our nation’s greatest heroes- the Medal of Honor Recipients. A limited supply of tickets can be purchased online at the museum’s website.

As the highest military medal a service member can earn, the Medal has become a historic symbol of courage, sacrifice, integrity, commitment, patriotism, and citizenship exemplified by our country’s bravest men and women. Currently, there are three variations of the Medal of Honor, although the Medal’s appearance has remained largely unchanged in order to preserve its symbolism, and to continue to honor its Recipients over the past 150 years.

Current Military & Dependent Scholarships

Air Force Association Scholarships

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Scholarship Description: Donations to this program help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community. Awards are available to Active Duty, full-time Guard or Reserve Airmen, dependents and spouses.

Federal Resources Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Fund

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Scholarship Description: Through AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community. Awards are available to both Active Duty, full-time Guard or Reserve Airmen, their dependents and their spouses.

Operation Second Chance

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Scholarship Description: This organization’s mission is to support for wounded, injured, and ill service members/veterans and their families through need-based dependent financial assistance grants to aid in the pursuit of higher education. During each academic period, OSC will award grants to a select number of dependent children (unmarried, 23 years and younger) and spouses of Qualifying Military Sponsors. Applicants must be seeking their first award as an undergraduate 4-year or 2-year degree, or a vocational certificate.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: March 30, 2022

Scholarship Description: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree program in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related healthcare field who are serving or have previously served in any branch, and at any rank, of a component of the US Army and are not currently receiving funding by a component of the US Army. Applicants will, as applicable, have received an Honorable Discharge.

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