ARMY WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

TRIDENT UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation and Trident University International recognize the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. As part of the Army Women’s Foundation Scholarship Program, the Trident Scholarship Program provides  full-ride scholarships to women soldiers, past and present to help them attain their educational goals. The Trident University Scholarship Program annually provides up to six (6) full-ride scholarships for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree and/or students pursuing a graduate degree. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from Trident International. For more information on Trident University, visit www.trident.edu/awf. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. Trident University International grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University’s Catalog or on its website and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
    • Undergraduate Scholarship: Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for all prior coursework.
    • Graduate Program Scholarship: Applicant must have achieved an Undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

AWARDS

  • Selection of the Trident University International Scholarship recipients are made by the Scholarship Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees and renewed annually until the course of study is completed (graduation) if GPA requirements are maintained.
  • Scholarships are awarded only to students attending Trident University International and upon selection, the recipient(s) must apply directly to Trident University International for admission. Each recipient must start matriculation within 6 months of selection. Visit www.trident.edu/awf for more info.  Trident University International grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University’s Catalog or on its website and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met. If the applicant does not meet the admission standards of Trident University International, the award of the scholarship is voided.
  • The nature of the course of study, its speed of completion, and coursework requirements will be arranged by the Student(s) and Trident University. It shall be each Student’s responsibility to comply with all terms and conditions of the Trident Enrollment Agreement and Disclosure.
  • Books and supplies required by a program are not covered by the scholarships.
  • Trident will also provide students with recruiting benefits through Trident’s Career Advising and Development Center.
  • If selected, AWF-Trident University International Scholarship recipients are to provide: a) a photograph and a statement for use in AWF publications, newsletter, website, social media, and marketing materials, etc. and b) follow-up information and feedback as to how the AWF Trident Scholarship assisted in their education for use in AWF research and marketing.

CRITERIA

All application materials, including online application form, essay, official transcript(s), two recommendations, as well as commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of past service (e.g. Dept. of Defense Form DD-214, Discharge Documents, Active Service Documents, etc.) must be submitted and postmarked by application deadline: July 19, 2021. Please follow the  directions for the required materials to the letter, as in a recipe.

List of Required materials:

  • Online Application – This form is required and MUST be submitted online. Individuals may apply for only one scholarship.
2021 Trident University Scholarship application
  • Commander’s verification of active duty or qualified documentation of past service (e.g. Dept. of Defense Form DD-214, Discharge Documents, Active Service Documents, etc.)
  • An official transcript from any prior educational program.
  • Two letters of recommendation (on letterhead for reference letters) with titles and contact information are also required. Letters of recommendation should demonstrate why a Trident Scholarship should be awarded to the specific student. Letters of recommendation must be dated within the last 6 months of application submission. Using the same support letter from a previous application or for another program does not qualify.  Letters should be from an individual who can readily attest to your talents and/or military service, community service, etc. Examples include: academic personnel, military colleagues, community service personnel, etc.
  • The application requires a short essay (2 pages or less, typed, double-spaced) highlighting why the recipient should be considered for this scholarship. The essay must address future plans as related to the applicant’s selected program of study and must include pertinent information in assessing an applicant’s other areas to include community service, activities, and work experience. The applicant must also address specifically how the Army has impacted their life and/or goals.

Additional Essay Recommendations:

  • The essay is VERY important and it is the applicant’s opportunity to introduce themselves to the committee. It must be grammatically correct and without spelling errors.
  • If an applicant is a prior recipient, that should be indicated in the essay.
  • The essay must be written for the specific year of the application.  (For example, a previous applicant may not use the same essay.)
  • Accomplishments and community service items do not necessarily have to be ongoing or within the past year; applicants may choose achievements and contributions within the past 3 years to support and clarify their plans for the future.

 

  • All materials MUST be labeled with the applicant’s name and postmarked by the July 19, 2021 deadline for consideration and selection.
  • All materials should be sent directly to: USAWF Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 5030 Fort Lee, VA 23801

Any application not meeting all required criteria WILL BE DISQUALIFIED and NOT CONSIDERED.