What scholarship programs do you offer? How much are the scholarships for, and are they renewable? How do I know if I am eligible for one of them?

The Foundation manages the Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program which provides scholarships to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Each year the Scholarship Committee determines the number of scholarships issued and amounts. You can view information on eligibility and application deadlines by clicking on the General Information tab above.

How do I apply for a Legacy Scholarship?

Review the information about the Army Women’s Foundation’s scholarship program thoroughly. Any incomplete applications, including the supporting required documents, will be disqualified.

For details on required application materials or additional information please visit the scholarship application website.

Can I fax my application?

No, you must submit your application on-line only. The following supporting documentation must be mailed.

  • Short Essay
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of the sponsor or woman’s service (e.g. Department of Defense Form DD-214)

Click here for more details on this list of supporting documentation.

How and when will I be notified if I receive a scholarship? Can I call to follow up?

Following the application deadline, the scholarship committee will begin the review process. This process concludes around the end of February. Applicants who were selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by early March. If additional information is needed you will be contacted.

What are my chances for receiving a scholarship?

Volunteer scholarship selection committees review all applications and select recipients based on availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Competition for scholarships is strong and meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding.

If my application is declined, can you tell me why?

The Foundation is unable to provide feedback on individual applications

Can I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?

No, we can only accept one scholarship application per applicant.

If I receive a scholarship, what do I have to do for you?

  • Notify the Foundation of a change in address, change major, and transfer schools within two weeks of the change or if you stop attending school.
  • Reply promptly to requests for information.
  • Sign and return the Acceptance and release statement.
  • Send us a high resolution photograph and statement for Foundation use.
  • Provide us your institution’s address that processes scholarship funds.
  • Follow-up information and feedback for AWF research and marketing.

What can my scholarship be used for?

The scholarship can be used for any educational expenses: tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board.

If I am awarded, how do I receive my funds?

Scholarship checks are sent directly to your school’s student accounts or financial aid office. If your scholarship check has not been issued to your school on your behalf; please contact the Foundation as we may be missing documentation needed to process a payment. Refund of unused scholarship funds are to be returned to the foundation.

What happens if I change majors, transfer schools or drop out?

You should notify the Army Women’s Foundation immediately at 804-734-3078.

Are scholarships renewable?

Scholarships are not renewable, but you may re-apply for a scholarship based if you have only previously received one certificate studies, community college, or undergraduate degree.

If I receive a scholarship, should I send a thank you note to the donor? Where do I send it?

Yes. Thank you notes are highly encouraged. You may address your thank you note to “Scholarship Committee” and mail it to:

Army Women’s Foundation
P.O. Box 5030
Fort Lee, VA 23801