SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

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SUBJ/SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 
THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018



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AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24D 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 2017-2018.
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 2017 (ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-
2018) 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 28 APRIL 2017.
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 DELIVER 
OR TO USE A COMMERCIAL EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE.  APPLICANTS ON DEPLOYMENT 
WITHOUT REGULAR MAIL ACCESS MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO 
MICHAEL.CRAWFORD(at)NAVY.MIL.
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 THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE 
MORISON SCHOLARSHIP TO THE APPLICANT'S INTEREST AND THE VALUE TO BE DERIVED 
BOTH BY THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE NAVY.
    F. COMMANDING OFFICER'S ENDORSEMENT.
     G. CONTACT MAILING ADDRESS AND EMAIL.

4. THE DIRECTOR OF NAVAL HISTORY WILL MAKE FINAL SELECTION OF THE MORISON 
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AND AN ALTERNATE BY 30 MAY 2017.
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 
OFFICER'S SPECIALTY.
    C. ACADEMIC ABILITY.
    D. THE CAREER NEEDS OF THE OFFICER.
    E. POTENTIAL FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.

5. POINTS OF CONTACT:  DR. MICHAEL CRAWFORD, AT (202) 781-0976, OR E-MAIL AT 
MICHAEL.CRAWFORD(at)NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY VADM J. G. FOGGO, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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