The U.S. Army Women's Foundation
You Are Invited
Join us for the 15th Annual Army Women’s Foundation
Scholarship Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 2:00 PM EST
at the National Museum of the US Army – Veterans Hall
The ceremony will be Livesteamed March 22, 2023 starting at 2:00 PM.
Click Here to Watch the Livestream of the Ceremony
The United States Army Women’s Museum is Open!
The Hours of Operation are Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 – 4:30
The United States Army Women’s Museum, located at Fort Lee, Virginia, showcases the amazing stories of women patriots who served our nation from the American Revolution to the present day. The US Army Women’s Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to US Army Women.
The museum is located at 2100 “A” Adams Avenue, Fort Lee, Virginia.
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If you have any questions about how this works, please contact Beth Spitzley at our Fort Lee office, 804-734-3078.
Honoring Service & Sacrifice
The Army Women’s Foundation is the premier support network for you, our Women Soldiers and Veterans. Together we are a strong team, building partnerships for success and serving as a voice and advocate for Army Women: Honor, Empower, Connect… It’s our mission
What’s Up Next
2023 Scholarship Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Wed, 22 March 2023 | 2:00 PM
National Museum of the US Army
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the extraordinary achievements of Army women and those who support them through our Hall of Fame Inductions and Champions Awards.
2023 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
22 March 2023 | 2:00 PM
National Museum of the US Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
The Army Women’s Foundation will offer scholarships to further your education. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship program supports education for Army women and their children through tuition assistance for certificate programs, community college coursework, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. On March 22, 2023, the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation will award the 2023 Legacy Scholarships to include the inaugural Six Triple Eight Scholarship. This scholarship honors the Women’s Army Corps members who served in the storied 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during WWII. On March 14, 2022, President Biden signed the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal into Public Law 117-97. The 6888th is the only military women’s unit to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Over the past 14 years, the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation has awarded over $600,000 through our Legacy Scholarship program. Through our partnership with Trident University International, the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation awards a 4-year undergraduate or 2-year graduate-level scholarship. Watch for the window to apply for a Trident University scholarship.
Application materials, including online application form, essay, official transcript(s), two recommendations, proof of enrollment at a designated accredited academic institution, as well as commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of the sponsor or woman’s service (e.g., Dept. of Defense Form DD-214, Discharge Documents, Active Service Documents, etc.) are required to apply.
Female Mentoring and Morale Program
This month, the AWF, in partnership with the Fort Lee FMMP, is honored to have two phenomenal women who attained the rank of General Officer and became part of our Army’s history. What’s unique about these two women is that they share the same parents and upbringing. Born to a father who was an Italian immigrant, World War II veteran, Silver Star recipient, and schoolteacher; and their mother, an educator, sisters LTG Maria Barrett and MG Paula Lodi are the United States Army’s first-ever sisters to make General Officer.
LTG Barrett and MG Lodi will join us and share how they leaned on each other, their parents, and two other siblings to keep them strong during their journey to attaining the rank of General Officer. Moreover, we will discuss the importance of Soldiers and Civilians having supportive families to encourage them to stay strong during the hardest times of their lives and careers. Whether they were born into a family, adopted by a family, or selected their family from the environment they work in, it is important to have a support system to help them through rough times. We will also discuss how leaders play an integral role in creating an extended family for their subordinates by providing a safe environment filled with empathy, responsiveness, and trust to feel comfortable seeking help and support. We hope you can join us for this candid discussion.
Date/Time: Thursday, 23 Mar 23, from 1800-1930 EST
Topic: “Making History A Family Affair”
LTG Maria Barrett – Commanding General of the United States Army Cyber Command
MG Paula Lodi – Commanding General, 18th Medical Command
Location: ZOOM (Click on the link below to register). Access Link emailed to registered members.
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