SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP /PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008

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SUBJ/SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP 
/PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008// REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 
1520.24B/30NOV1998// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24B ON SCHOLARSHIP 
PROGRAM.//


POC/GREGORY CONTAOI/CDR/DNS-H/LOC: NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER/TEL: COMM
202-422-9779/EMAIL: GREGORY.CONTAOI@NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1. PER REF A, THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL HISTORY (DNS-H) IS CALLING FOR 
APPLICATIONS FOR THE SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL 
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008. THE PURPOSE OF THE 
SCHOLARSHIP IS TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF A BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF NAVAL 
HISTORY WITHIN THE AMERICAN NATIONAL EXPERIENCE. HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE 
IS AN INVALUABLE TOOL TO PLACE CURRENT ISSUES IN CONTEXT AND FOR 
LEADERS TO MAKE SOUND DECISIONS.
2. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS NAMED IN HONOR OF THE LATE REAR ADMIRAL SAMUEL 
ELIOT MORISON, USNR, AN EMINENT NAVAL AND MARITIME HISTORIAN AND WINNER 
OF THE PULITZER PRIZE. THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDES A $5,000 CASH AWARD TO 
ONE ACTIVE DUTY COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE U.S. NAVY OR U.S. MARINE 
CORPS WITH DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND HIGH ACADEMIC 
QUALIFICATIONS WHO IS ALREADY PURSUING GRADUATE STUDY IN HISTORY, 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, OR A RELATED FIELD. THE AWARD IS TO HELP PAY 
FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO RESEARCH, TRAVEL, AND THE PURCHASE OF BOOKS OR 
OTHER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.
3. ANY OFFICER DESIRING TO COMPETE FOR THE MORISON SUPPLEMENTAL 
SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED FOR STUDY BEGINNING IN THE FALL OF 2007
(ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008), SHOULD SUBMIT A LETTER OF APPLICATION VIA 
HIS/HER COMMANDING OFFICER TO THE SENIOR HISTORIAN, NAVAL HISTORICAL 
CENTER, 805 KIDDER BREESE STREET, SE, WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, D.C.
20374-5060. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 15 JULY 2007.
NOTE: MAIL SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA DELAY DELIVERY FOR 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS BEYOND NORMAL DELIVERY 
TIMES. CANDIDATES ARE REMINDED TO MAIL APPLICATIONS WITH ADEQUATE TIME 
FOR DELIVERY OR TO USE A COMMERCIAL EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE. 
APPLICANTS ON DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGULAR MAIL ACCESS MAY SUBMIT 
APPLICATIONS VIA RECORD MESSAGE OR FAX TO (202) 433-3593.
APPLICATION PACKAGES SHOULD PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
A. UNIVERSITY PRESENTLY ATTENDING OR TO WHICH APPLICATION HAS BEEN 
FORWARDED AND THE CURRENT STATUS OF THAT APPLICATION.
B. COPY OF OFFICER BIOGRAPHY.
C. A STATEMENT FROM THE APPLICANT THAT INCLUDES AN OUTLINE OF THE 
PROPOSED EDUCATION PROGRAM, DEGREE OBJECTIVE, AND MAJOR.
D. A COPY OF ALL OFFICIAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS.
E. A STATEMENT NOT TO EXCEED 500 WORDS CONCERNING THE RELATIONSHIP OF 
THE MORISON SCHOLARSHIP TO THE APPLICANT S INTERESTS AND THE VALUE TO
BE DERIVED BOTH BY THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE NAVY.
F. COMMANDING OFFICERS ENDORSEMENT.
4. THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL HISTORY WILL MAKE FINAL SELECTION OF THE 
MORISON SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AND AN ALTERNATE BY 15 AUG 2007.
SELECTION OF FINALISTS WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
A. RELEVANCE OF THE CHOSEN AREA OF STUDY TO U.S. NAVAL HISTORY.
B. DEMONSTRATED PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON 
THE OFFICERS SPECIALITY.
C. ACADEMIC ABILITY.
D. THE CAREER NEEDS OF THE OFFICER.
E. POTENTIAL FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
5. RELEASED BY VADM M. P. FITZGERALD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 


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