Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

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Welcome to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Welcome to the application landing page for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund! Over the next 20 minutes you will provide us with the information we need to evaluate you for a scholarship through Freedom Alliance.

Before we begin, tell us which of the following statuses best reflects you:

To make sure that we have the right application status for you, please fill out the following section below:



Now that we know who you are, we can customize and streamline the application to be pertinent to you. Click the "Next Page" button below to continue.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund Application for Returning Scholars

Welcome back! 

You should receive an email with the information you will need to renew your scholarship in mid-April. a customized link in mid-April with the information you will need to renew your scholarship. If you don't receive your renewal email by the end of April, please contact our scholarship administrator at [email protected]. If you have an updated or preferred email where you'd like to receive the link, please include your updated address. 

The renewal information email will include a customized link to the Conditions and Details Form (also known as the Blue Form) with a pre-populated application number assigned by our system; since the link is customized, it cannot be shared with another student. The email will also include the link to download the updated Verification of Student Enrollment, Expenses and Financial Aid Form (or Yellow Form); you will need to complete the top half of the Yellow Form, then print/save it, then give to your school's Financial Aid Office so they can complete the bottom portion of the Yellow Form and mail, email or fax it to us once completed and signed. Transcripts will also be required; all documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Just like past years, once you submit all the forms required for your renewal application, our team will review and submit it to the reviewing committee for review and approval. If you have questions at any time, contact our office at 800-475-6620 ext. 301, or email our scholarship administrator at [email protected].

Please keep in mind that we have over 550 scholarship recipients, so we recommend you continue to check on the status of your renewal paperwork to insure your scholarship renewal is processed prior to the start of classes. We advise you complete and submit the forms and renewal process early, including turning in the Yellow Form to your school's Financial Aid Office before leaving for summer break so your scholarship award may be mailed before payments are due.

We are excited to work with you again this year. As you know, this scholarship must be used for tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other institutional charges as defined by the financial aid administrator of your school. If you transfer or withdraw from the school to which this scholarship grant is paid for any reason, keep in mind that it must be refunded to Freedom Alliance.

Please do not complete a new application if you are trying to renew your scholarship: you must contact our scholarship administrator regarding the renewal process.

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund:

The mission of Freedom Alliance is to advance the American heritage of freedom by honoring and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States, and promoting a strong national defense.

One of the ways we carry out our mission is by providing financial assistance for higher education in the form of Freedom Alliance Scholarships.

These scholarships are awarded to the deserving sons and daughters of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Guardsmen whose parent died or is permanently disabled (100% VA Rating) as a result of a combat mission or training accident which caused an immediate inability to continue serving.

Scholarships are awarded annually to full-time students enrolled in undergraduate studies at an accredited educational/technical institution.

Scholarships are renewable for up to three years, providing that the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

How to Apply:

Students applying for a Freedom Alliance Scholarship should first review the eligibility requirements, then complete the digital application. 

This application is for first-time applicants; if you have been on scholarship with us before, please fill out our Conditions Release Form which you can access here. 

Eligibility:

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be one of the following:

The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has:

·                     Been killed in action.

·                     Become 100% total & permanently disabled as a direct result of a combat mission, with priority given to those who have a single combat-related disability rated at 70% or more. *Qualifying parent must have received an Honorable Discharge.

·                     Been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

·                     Been awarded the Medal of Honor or any Distinguished Cross Medal.

·                     Been involved in a training accident that resulted in the death of the service member or caused an immediate inability to continue serving (100% total and permanently disabled).

 

All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship.

·                     Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.

·                     Under the age of 26 at the time of application.

 

Applicants should be aware that simply because an applicant may be eligible, not all eligible applicants will be awarded a Freedom Alliance scholarship. By submitting an application to Freedom Alliance, you release and agree to hold harmless Freedom Alliance or employees from any liability whatsoever in connection with submitting an application, accepting any prize, or anything that may arise related to the scholarship.

No applications or documents will be returned to the submitter. The application and documents will become the property of Freedom Alliance, and Freedom Alliance may use them as it sees fit.

By submitting an application, you accept the terms and conditions which are non-negotiable and subject to change at the sole discretion of Freedom Alliance.

Page 1 - Eligibility

Description of Incident


Briefly describe the specific incident or the circumstances of your qualifying parent's death or disability so that we may understand what happened, when and where. If disabled, please include qualifying parent's injury.

Minimum 25 characters.





Father's Information






(Must choose Branch of Service)


Medals Received
Tell us about your father's medals. In the space provided below, please list each medal your father received on a separate line. If the medal received was a result of combat heroism, you should indicate that it is for valor by adding a "V" to the end of the medal name.

For example:
BSM (for Bronze Star Medal)
BSV (for Bronze Star Medal with valor device)

Mother's Information





(Must choose Branch of Service)


Medals Received
Tell us about your mother's medals. In the space provided below, please list each medal your mother received on a separate line. If the medal received was a result of combat heroism, you should indicate that it is for valor by adding a "V" to the end of the medal name.

For example:
BSM (for Bronze Star Medal)
BSV (for Bronze Star Medal with valor device)


Share with us about your siblings so that we can connect with them when they're ready for college!
Sibling Information




Page 2 - Student Information

Student Information














Please use an email address where you can verify receipt of a confirmation email. In order to submit this application, you will be required to confirm your submission at this email address.



High School Information


WAIT! Please only submit your application if you are a senior in high school or have already completed your high school education.



The grade point average must be on a 4.0 scale. If your school used a different scale, convert the average to a 4.0 scale. If you received additional credit that increased your average above a 4.0, enter 4.0.

College Information





If you are still deciding on a college, please use "Undecided"



Community Service & Extracurricular Activities

Page 3 - Essay


Page 4 - Required Documentation

All documents must be uploaded in PDF format, except for the photos where appropriate (documents in “. heic” format will also be rejected as we cannot work with them). Please make sure the documents to be uploaded are saved in a polished and professional manner and do not show anything other than the actual document (i.e., table surfaces, hands, background objects, etc.). Failure to comply will result in dismissal of your application.
*There are many phone apps that will help you convert your documents into standard PDF format.






Upload Transcripts


Failure to submit the appropriate documentation will result in a delay in the process. Remember to upload documents in a standard file format (.pdf for documents and .png for photos), all document should be right-side up, and pictures should be in focus.

If your qualifying parent is an eligible active duty Servicemember per our requirements, your paperwork might be different than the documents we require above for disabled Veterans. Please contact our scholarship administrator at [email protected].