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Procedure for submitting a CWOA John A. Keller Scholarship Grant Application:

  1. Download application in PDF format to fill in and mail.

    Note: You will need to print the application and send it by U.S. mail.

    An applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    a. Be the dependent son/daughter of a member in good standing of the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association or who was a member in good standing at the time of their death.

    b. Be a senior in high school with an average of "C" or better during the most recent two semesters or be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning with an average of "C" or better for the year immediately prior to application.

    c. Be enrolled in a full time course of instruction.

    d. The financial status of the applicant’s parents shall not be a factor in determining the applicants to be awarded grants.

    e. The receipt of a grant does not exclude an applicant from receiving additional grants in subsequent years.

    Application Requirements:

    a. Applications shall be submitted to the Association office (CWOA, 200 V Street SW, Washington, DC 20024), postmarked not later then 1 March and must be received by the Association not later then 15 March each year.

    b. Applicants shall submit with their application their reason(s) for attending or desiring to attend an accredited institution of higher learning above high school. Submissions shall be limited to two hand-written pages or one typed page and must specifically include immediate and long-range goals.

    c. Applicants who have not completed one or more years at an institution of higher learning shall furnish a certified copy of his/her scholastic record beginning with the tenth grade. Applicants who have completed one or more years at an institution of higher learning shall furnish a certified copy of his/her scholastic record while attending institutions of higher learning.

    d. Applicants shall furnish a copy of a letter indicating college, university, vocational school, etc., acceptance.

    Applicants are invited and encouraged to submit documentation in support of any personal accomplishments, extracurricular activities, or community service performed during the past two years.

    f. Applicants are invited and encouraged to submit a head and shoulders photograph to be published in the CWO News if a scholarship grant should be awarded. The photograph will not be used by the Scholarship Committee in consideration of awarding the grant.

    MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE

    • Application
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of Acceptance (even if currently enrolled)
    • Essay
    • Support Documentation (if applicable)
    • Photograph (If desired)
    • APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH
    • (Eligibility and Application Requirements effective 28 April 1998)
 

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