SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND APPLICATION PROCESS
The USARA Michael B. Ranger Legacy Scholarship Program is a memorial to selfless service and contributions made to our country by those who have earned the title U.S. Army Ranger. These awards are given in their honor. This program provides financial assistance to qualified dependents of Rangers to help further their education.
It is the Association’s intention to provide financial grants to students who have applied and are pending acceptance or are currently enrolled at an accredited college, university, technical trade school as a full-time student. To that end, it will adhere to the following policies:
FUNDING AND AWARDS:
The USARA Michael B. Ranger Legacy Scholarship Program is supported entirely by donations. The number of scholarships to be awarded annually varies on the basis of funding received during the prior award.
Application Request Form
The Association only accepts scholarship applications in the spring. Once this process begins the Association will publish an Application Request Form to its website. Individuals who wish to apply must complete the online Application Request Form; there is no paper-based form. The form provides the Association's Scholarship Committee with information necessary to determine eligibility.
Application Request Forms must be completed by the applicant, not by a parent, friend or other person. Evidence that an Application or Application Request Form has been completed by a third-party will disqualify the applicant from further consideration.
Applicants will receive confirmation by email of receipt of the Application Request Form.
To be eligible to apply for the MBR Legacy Scholarship, individuals requesting an Application Form must be a qualified dependent of a Ranger. Eligible individuals will receive confirmation via email. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, the requesting individual will be notified that he or she is not eligible. If the Ranger is not a USARA member, a copy of the service member's DD214 must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for a determination of eligibility. The Social Security number can be redacted for privacy.
Scholarship Application Instructions and Application Forms
Eligible applicants will be provided with electronic access to the Scholarship Application Instructions and Scholarship Application Form. Applications are provided in PDF format. Applicants must have access to their own PDF reader or editing tool; the Association will not provide PDF reading and editing software to applicants.
Scholarship Application Submission
The applicant must complete and submit the Scholarship Application along with uploading required supporting documentation electronically using the procedures set forth in the Scholarship Application Instructions. Applications submitted in a manner other than the prescribed will not be accepted.
USARA will provide applicants with the date by which all applications and supporting materials must be received. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.
Following the close of the application period, USARA’s Scholarship Committee will review and score each application for the purpose of recommending awardees to the president of USARA. Selection of recommended awardees rests solely with the discretion of the USARA Scholarship Committee, and shall be final and binding. No effort to contest or appeal the selection will be permitted.
Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability.