ALASKA SEA SERVICES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADMEIC YEAR 2016-2017

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NAVADMIN 265/15

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SUBJ/ALASKA SEA SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017//



RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the requirements and solicits applications 
for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Program.  The Alaska Sea Services 
Scholarship awards up to six $1,000 scholarships annually for undergraduate 
education to dependent children and spouses of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast 
Guard personnel who legally claim Alaska as their state of residence.  
Applications are now being accepted through 26 February 2016 for the FY-16 
selection board, which convenes in April 2016.

2.  Background.  Citizens of Alaska raised funds for a $10,000 war bond as a 
gift to the USS JUNEAU (CL 52) during World War II.  After the sinking of the 
USS JUNEAU (CL 52), this gift was to have been presented to the USS ALASKA 
(CB 1), but the USS ALASKA (CB 1) was decommissioned before the presentation.  
Consequently, the governor of the territory of Alaska and the Secretary of 
the Navy agreed that the bond would be left on deposit in the First National 
Bank of Juneau until the USS ALASKA (CB 1) was recommissioned or another 
appropriate application could be found.  In 1986, the Navy established the 
Alaska Sea Services fund.

3.  Requirements.  To be considered for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, 
an applicant must be the dependent (child or spouse) of a legal resident of 
the state of Alaska who is, or was at the time of death/designation as 
missing-in-action, a Regular or Reserve U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast 
Guard member on active duty, in-active duty, or retired with or without pay.  
Selected candidates will be those who rate highest in five key areas below:
    a.  Academic proficiency;
    b.  Character;
    c.  Leadership ability;
    d.  Community involvement; and
    e.  Financial need.

4.  Selection.  A selection panel appointed by the Navy League Foundation 
will screen all applications.  Their recommendations will then be submitted 
to Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) who will select the winner(s), 
after which selectees will be notified and scholarship funds will be 
disbursed to the appropriate academic institution.

5.  Applicant procedures.  Up to six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to 
applicants who meet the specified criteria.  Applicants must also show 
acceptance at an accredited college or university for full-time undergraduate 
study for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  No more than two 
scholarship awards may be given to any individual during pursuit of the four-
year degree.  To apply on line, visit the Navy League web site at 
http://navyleague.org/.

6.  Points of Contact:
    a.  Mrs. Stacy McFarland (Navy League) at (703) 232-5595/
(800) 356-5760 or via e-mail at smcfarland(at)navyleaque.org.
    b.  Dr. Cheral Cook (NETC) at (850) 452-3671/DSN 459 or via e-mail at 
cheral.cook(at)navy.mil.

7.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

8.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//

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