Scholarships for children of Navy enlisted medics


The Fleet Reserve Association today announced that it has established scholarships for the children of enlisted Navy medics. The Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn Scholarship Fund provides a $2,000 scholarship “to an unmarried, dependent child of those who have served or are now serving” in the Navy “as enlisted medical personnel with the U.S. Marine Corps. ”

The Benn Scholarship is available to “qualified applicants” entering their freshman or sophomore year of college. The Benn Scholarship is open to all such children regardless of their parents’ affiliation with FRA, according to a press release.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Richard Erfurth treats a casualty at Forward Operating Base Jackson, Sangin, Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, 2011. Erfurth was assigned to Jump Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8. The Marines and Afghan uniformed policemen had been struck by a suicide bomber using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while on a patrol. // U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan W. Pierce

Other FRA Education Foundation scholarships are available to anyone affiliated with the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, either through their own service or that of a spouse, parent or grandparent, FRA says. They’re funded through private donations, established trusts and corporate sponsorships; recipients are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

The deadline to apply for the Benn Scholarship or any other Foundation scholarships is April 15.

Go here for more information. Or, call 703-683-1400.


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