Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund

Administered by The National Guard Educational Foundation

*** CLICK HERE to download the Application ***

 

APPLICATION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION

 

Eligibility Criteria for ALL Scholarship Grants

1. A scholarship applicant must be a dependent son or daughter of a National Guard member who died

in an operational or training mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi

Freedom or Operation New Dawn.

2. All scholarship grants are to help cover the cost of tuition, applicable room and board, fees, and books.

3. All educational institutions to be attended by scholarship recipients must be geographically located

within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam.

4. All scholarship applicants or previous scholarship recipients must apply or re-apply each year no later

than June 30.

5. Send scholarship applications and required documentation to:

The National Guard Educational Foundation

Attention: Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund

One Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than August 1.

7. All scholarship grants awarded will be paid directly to the educational institution to be attended by

the scholarship recipient.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants for Four (4) – Year Scholarship Grants

1. High school students in their junior or senior year with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent who have

been accepted to a nationally or regionally accredited four (4) – year college or university.

2. Full-time students currently attending a nationally or regionally accredited four (4) – year college or

university who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or equivalent for the academic year immediately preceding the

academic year for which the scholarship is sought.

3. Applicants may apply for a maximum of four annual grants of $6,250 per year for a total of $25,000.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants for Two (2) – Year Scholarship Grants

1. High school students in their junior or senior year with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent who have

been accepted to a nationally or regionally accredited community college or technical school

2. Full-time students currently attending a nationally or regionally accredited community college or

technical school with a GPA of 2.5 or equivalent for the academic year immediately proceeding the

academic year for which the scholarship is sought.

3. Applicants may apply for a maximum of two annual grants of $6,250 per year for a total of $12,500.

 

Application must include:

1. Official high school, college, university, or technical school transcript, as applicable

2. Recommendation letter from teacher, college or university professor, or school instructor *

3. One-page essay on the applicant’s deceased parent *

4. The applicant’s family’s tax return or copy of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the tax

or calendar year immediately preceding the year for which the scholarship is sought

5. Acceptance letter to nationally or regionally accredited four (4) – year college or university, or

community college or technical school *

6. Certificate of good standing or equivalent from the institution to be attended showing the applicant’s

full or part time status, as applicable

* Only required the first time a scholarship is applied for.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

 


2019 Scholarship Program

 

The National Guard Association of Massachusetts (NGAMA) and The Adjutant General of Massachusetts are pleased to announce the opportuity to apply for two scholarships in 2019. In anticipation of NGAMA hosting the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) General Conference and Exhibition in 2020—“Boston 2020”—the winner of the first scholarship will receive $2020. In recognition of the first muster of the National Guard (December 13, 1636), the second scholarship prize amount is $1636. NGAMA scholarships will be awarded to Massachusetts National Guard members, their sons, daughters, or spouses.

 

Deadline for Applications: 14 January 2019

***THE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***

2019 NGAMA Scholarship Application

 


2018 Scholarship Recipients

 

Olivia O’Brien (center), daughter of SMSgt Joseph O’Brien of the 102d Intelligence Wing, receives the $1500 scholarship award from NGAMA President Col Pete Green (left) and MG Frank McGinn (right).

 

Nicholas Ferreira (center), son of CW4 Daniel Ferriera of DET-12 Operational Support Airlift, receives the $1000 scholarship award from NGAMA President Col Pete Green (left) and MG Frank McGinn (right).

 

The Scholarship Committee congratulates the 2018 recipients and their families:

$2500 Scholarship
Ms. Shannon McGovern

Daughter of SMSgt Brian McGovern – 102d IW, MAANG

$1500 Scholarship
Ms. Olyvia O’Brien
Daughter of SMSgt Joseph O’Brien – 102d IW, MAANG

$1000 Scholarship
Mr. Nicholas Ferreira
Son of CW4 Daniel Ferreira – DET 12 OSACOM, MAARNG

 


2017 Scholarship Recipients

 

Massachusetts Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, presents scholarships at the 2nd Annual Battle Road 5K Road Race in Lexington, Mass. Pictured (l to r) are Maj Gen Keefe, scholarship recipients Valerie Pauer, Jacob Gramstorff, Demi DiCarlo, and Cliff Blackmon with NGAMA President LTC Jason Oberton and NGAMA Scholarship co-chairman CPT Mustafa Thompson.

 

The Scholarship Committee congratulates the 2017 recipients and their families:

$2500 Scholarship
Ms. Valerie Pauer

Daughter of Col Eric Pauer – MAANG

$1500 Scholarship
Mr. Jacob Gramstorff
Son of LTC Chris Gramstorff – MAARNG

$1000 Scholarship
Ms. Demi DiCarlo
Daughter of CPT Jay DiCarlo – MAARNG

 

$4000 Norwich Scholarship
SrA Cliff Blackmon
101st Intelligence Squadron – MAANG


2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee congratulates the 2016 recipients and their families:

 

$2500 Scholarship
Ms. Valerie Pauer

Daughter of Col Eric Pauer – MAANG

$1500 Scholarship
Ms. Grace Mayer
Daughter of MAJ Greg Mayer – MAARNG

$1000 Scholarship
Ms. Jessica Devine
Daughter of COL Tom Devine – MAARNG

 


2015 Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee congratulates the 2015 recipients and their families:

 

$2500 Scholarship
Ms. Rachel Cousins

Daughter of Lt Col Mike Cousins – MAANG

$1500 Scholarship
Ms. Valerie Pauer
Daughter of Col Eric Pauer – MAANG

$1000 Scholarship
Mr. Cameron Fiorentino
Son of LTC Peter Fiorentino – MAARNG

 

NGAMA Treasurer Ethan Sheldon, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Pete Green and President Nick Masata present the 2015 NGAMA Scholarship Recipients
NGAMA Treasurer Ethan Sheldon, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Pete Green, and President Nick Masata present the 2015 NGAMA Scholarship Recipients

 

 

 


NGAMA 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Scholarship Committee congratulates the 2015 recipients and their families:


Mr. Ethan 
Fennell
Son of LTC Joel Finnell – MAARNG

Ms. Alyssa Gramstorff
Daughter of LTC Chris Gramstorff – MAARNG

 

Alyssa Gramstorff, daughter of LTC Carl Gramstorff is presented a NGAMA Scholarship. Presenting the scholarship are COL Nancy Souza and LTC Wayne Libby of the Scholarship Committee and Immediate Past President COL John Driscoll.
Alyssa Gramstorff (left), daughter of LTC Chris Gramstorff, receives the NGAMA Scholarship from (l to r) COL Nancy Souza, LTC Wayne Libbey and Immediate Past President COL John Driscoll
LTC Joel Finnell received a scholarship for his son Ethan Finnell. Representing NGAMA are COL Nancy Souza, LTC Wayne Libby and Immediate Past President John Driscoll.
LTC Joel Fennell (left) receives a scholarship on behalf of his son, Ethan Fennell, from (l to r) COL Nancy Souza, LTC Wayne Libbey and Immediate Past President COL John Driscoll