SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

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SUBJ/SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL 
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013//



REF/A/DOC/CNO/20AUG2008//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24C ON OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP 
PROGRAM//

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 2012-2013. 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 2012 (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013) 
SHOULD SUBMIT A LETTER OF APPLICATION VIA HIS/HER COMMANDING OFFICER TO THE 
SENIOR 
HISTORIAN, NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND (NHHC), 805 KIDDER BREESE 
STREET, SE, WASHINGTON D.C. 20374-5060.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 31 
MARCH 2012. 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, 
ALTERNATIVELY YOU MAY EMAIL YOUR SIGNED APPLICATION TO 
MICHAEL.CRAWFORD(AT)NAVY.MIL. APPLICANTS ON DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGULAR MAIL 
ACCESS MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA RECORD MESSAGE OR FAX TO (202) 433-2729. 
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 GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE 
TRANSCRIPTS.
E. A STATEMENT NOT TO EXCEED 500 WORDS CONCERNING THERELATIONSHIP OF THE 
MORISON SCHOLARSHIP TO THE APPLICANT'SINTEREST AND THE VALUE TO BE DERIVED 
BOTH BY THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE NAVY. EXTRA CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO 
APPLICANTS WHO
CAN CONNECT THEIR STATED RESEARCH INTEREST TO GAPS IN NAVAL HISTORY AS 
IDENTIFIED ON NHHC'S WEBSITE 
(HTTP://WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/PRIZES/HISTORYGAPS.HTM), OR WILL 
MAKE SIGNIFICANT USE OF PRIMARY SOURCES FOUND IN NHHC'S OPERATIONAL ARCHIVES 
OR THE NAVY DEPARTMENT LIBRARY.
F. COMMANDING OFFICERS ENDORSEMENT.

4. THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL HISTORY WILL MAKE FINAL SELECTION OF THE MORISON 
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AND AN ALTERNATE BY 15 MAY 2012.  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 SPECIALTY.
C. ACADEMIC ABILITY.
D. THE CAREER NEEDS OF THE OFFICER.
E. POTENTIAL FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
F. ADDRESSES NHHC IDENTIFIED GAPS IN NAVAL HISTORY (SEE 
HTTP://WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/PRIZES/HISTORYGAPS.HTM).
G. WILL MAKE SIGNIFICANT USE OF PRIMARY SOURCES FOUND IN NHHC'S OPERATIONAL 
ARCHIVES OR SPECIAL HOLDINGS IN NAVY DEPARTMENT LIBRARY.

5. POINT OF CONTACT:  DR. MICHAEL CRAWFORD, AT (202) 433-6936, OR E-MAIL AT 
MICHAEL.CRAWFORD(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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