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Association of Bragg Spouses High School Senior 

Scholarship Application

(Graduating High School Senior)

This scholarship seeks to reward students who are military dependent children who will be seeking a degree at an accredited college, university, or technical school.  If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, the deadline for submission is March 31, 2023. 

General Information

  • Scholarships are awarded for excellence in academic performance, community service, extracurricular involvement, achievements, and leadership qualities throughout high school.  Additionally, written essays, a resume, and reference letters are also considered. 

  • This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the Association of Bragg Spouses. 
  • The Scholarship Committee is composed of an enlisted spouse ABS member, an officer spouse ABS member, one service member, and one non-ABS member community leader. 
  • All applications remain anonymous to the judges.  The ABS Scholarship Chair will remove all personally identifying information on the applications and assign each a number before submitting to the Judges Committee for scoring.  
  • Applicants will be notified of results via email after May 1st. 
  • Amount of award and number of recipients varies based on available funds and is determined by the Scholarship Committee and the Association of Bragg Spouses Board.  
  • Questions should be directed to the Scholarships Chair by emailing  


You must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to be considered for an award.
  • Must be a high school graduation candidate, a homeschool program graduating senior, or completing a General Education Development test (GED)  for the current school year – all in the Fort Bragg local area. GED scores will be correlated to GPA for comparison.

  • Preferred Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, reflected by your most recent cumulative GPA.   If a student has a GPA lower than 2.5, please provide a teacher or school administration explanation of extenuating circumstances.
  • Must be a DEERS Dependent child possessing a current, valid military ID card connecting child to either: an active duty service member stationed at Fort Bragg or Pope Army Airfield, an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) service member stationed at Fort Bragg or Pope Army Airfield, OR the dependent child of a retired OR deceased service member whose last duty station was Fort Bragg or Pope Army Airfield.
  • Must have applied/been accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution or certification program in the United States and attending their freshman year of college in the 2023-2023 academic year. 
  • Be a member of ABS themselves or have a parent who is an ABS member by 31 January 2022 (except for applicants who are children of deceased service members). 
  • Applicants who PCS to Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield after 31 January 2022 must become a member of ABS or have a parent who joins ABS within one month of arrival to the installation. 
  • Applicants may only be awarded one scholarship type for one academic year. A High School Scholarship recipient can apply for a Continuing Education Scholarship in the following year.
  • An applicant who accepts an appointment to one of the five federal service academies (except the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point) or receives a full scholarship from another source may not apply. 
  • Any student entering post-secondary education for the first time (GAP Year students) will be judged with the High School applicants.  


For award consideration, your completed application must fulfill all the following requirements:

You must meet all of the scholarship eligibility criteria.

You must submit a completed package the includes ALL of the following:

  • A completed ABS High School Scholarship Application 2023, including electronic signatures on agreement forms. This is a Google Form that cannot be saved so please prepare the additional required documents in advance.

  • Attach (to demonstrate eligibility):

    • Copy of Sponsor’s PCS order to Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield

    • or Retirement Orders listing Fort Bragg as final installation

    • or DD214

  • Attach (to demonstrate proof of acceptance or enrollment in an approved academic program):

    • Acceptance letter from university

    • Or, proof of application may be temporarily provided instead for the purposes of this scholarship application.  If awarded a scholarship, enrollment verification is required prior to payment. 

  • Attach a resume including the following information (at minimum):

    • All high schools attended, including dates, names, locations, and current GPA

    • Academic Recognitions/Honors 

    • Employment (include dates/positions/businesses for summer jobs, part-time work, internships)

    • Extracurricular Activities (Clubs, Professional Organizations, Athletics, etc)

    • Volunteer work (include dates/organizations/positions/total hours)

  • Attach the most recent school transcript(s).  This can be unofficial but must cover all high school credits/schools.  Home school students should submit the same documentation used for application to post-secondary education.  **If GPA is lower than 2.5, please attach additional teacher reference/explanation of extenuating circumstances.**

  • Attach the following essay:

    • Respond to the following prompt. Your essay should be typed, between 500 and 750 words, typed, well-written, and in direct response to the prompt. 

Prompt: How has military life impacted your educational aspirations and career goals? How will this scholarship help you to fulfill your goals?

  • Two letters of recommendation, no longer than 1 page each, from persons outside of your family.  Examples of acceptable sources for letters of recommendation include school faculty members, coaches, work supervisors, members of volunteer organizations, members of clergy, or members of the community who can attest to your character.  These letters should be emailed directly to no later than March 31st, 2023.  Have the author put your name (the applicant) in the subject line.  


To be considered for an ABS scholarship award, all applications must include the following components and comply with stated instructions.  Incomplete application packages will NOT be considered.  Applicants must use a 2023 application.  Earlier versions are null and void.  

  • The application form must be filled out through the online Google form.  This is a Google Form that cannot be saved so please prepare the additional required documents in advance.  The link to the Google form can be found below during the open application period.

  • Application

  • Electronic Signatures for both Agreement Statements (applicant, parent/guardian)

  1. Include the following attachments (see requirements)

    • Military sponsor verification documentation

    • University verification documentation

    • Transcripts (all high school transcripts must be reflected)

    • Resume

    • Essay

Recommendations (2) must be emailed directly to no later than March 31, 2023

Submit applications via this Google Form

© 2022  *Our organization is not endorsed by DoD or the Army and this is a non-federal entity; It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.

Mailing Address:


PO Box 73625

Fort Bragg, NC 28307

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