Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia March 28, 2003
Federal Employer Identification Number issued April 3, 2003
Granted IRS 501(c)3 Non-Profit status in July 2003
Granted an IRS Final Public Charity Ruling in 2008
The Foundation is organized and shall be administered and operated exclusively to receive, administer and expend funds and carry on programs for educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future federal tax law, including, but not limited to, acquire funds and make distribution of those funds to qualified and eligible persons. The United States Army Warrant Officers Association Scholarship Foundation will focus on providing scholarships to qualified members and family members of warrant officers serving in or retired from the United States Army, the U. S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard of the various states and territories. Due to the frequency of relocations many of these family members do not have the opportunity to develop relationships which would result in their gaining assistance in the growing costs of obtaining a college education.
The USAWOA Scholarship Foundation (USAWOA SF) was created in 2003 to assume funding responsibility and administration of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) Scholarship Program. The Foundation is pleased to provide this service to the family members of USAWOA Members in good standing.
The goal of the USAWOA SF program is to make financial awards to the most deserving candidates. Decisions are made by a selection committee and are based on the whole-person concept. Over the years, USAWOA conducted various fund raising events. Substantial portions of the proceeds were set aside for the scholarship program. The Foundation does likewise and also explores other fund raising opportunities. The Foundation awards scholarships of not less than $1,000 each to deserving and qualified applicants selected by the screening committee. Some separate, specific scholarships may also be awarded. Entities or individuals externally fund these scholarships. A separate application is NOT required for these specific scholarships.
Scholarship Applications must be received between January 1st and May 1st, of each year in order to be considered for that year’s program. Completed application packets should be mailed directly to: USAWOA Scholarship Foundation, c/o USAWOA, 462 Herndon Pkwy, Suite 207, Herndon, VA 20170-5235,
Applications for scholarships are accepted from the children (natural and adopted) and dependent stepchildren, under the age of 23 years (seniors in high school or above), of members in good standing in the USAWOA (must have been a member for a minimum of six months). Spouses of members in good standing are also eligible and may apply for scholarship assistance in educational endeavors.
Applications must be complete at the time of receipt. No “partial” applications will be accepted. All applications must be received at the USAWOA Scholarship Foundation by the 1st of May each year in order to be considered. Awards are announced during the first week of July. Names of selectees are posted on the Foundation’s web site as soon as possible after the announcement of the awards.