Eligibilityand Requirements

SMA Scholarship
Eligibility and Requirements



Any student who has been accepted by an accredited 4 or 2 year institution of higher learning is eligible to apply.


  1. Applicants must strictly adhere to the May 1 application deadline.
  2. All external supporting documentation listed on the application (including transcripts and two letters of recommendation) must be submitted.
  3. A cover letter requesting consideration for a scholarship and espousing what the words Truth, Duty, and Honor mean to the applicant must be submitted. This letter should provide examples of how those credos have played a part in the applicant’s life.
  4. The applicant must provide a copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution of higher learning which the applicant will attend.

Requirements for consideration for additional year of funding (up to three additional years):

The applicant must provide a written request for each year enclosing a transcript from the school the applicant is attending which shows a grade point average of no less than 3.0, on a scale of 1 – 4.0 or a B average for a different scale.

Scholarship selection process:

The scholarship recipients will be selected based on the merits of their application by a Scholarship Selection Committee. The selection decisions will be announced by June 1.