Rachael and Julia Sarnowski, daughters of former Supply Corps LT Michael Sarnowski and his wife Denise, are the proud recipients of the NSCF Scholarship. Rachael graduated from St. Vincent College with a Biology degree in May this year and Julia is currently in her sophomore year at St. Vincent College. Read more about the Sarnowski sisters in The Oakleaf ~ 2020 Winter Issue.
Foundation Scholarship Program
Foundation scholarships are for high school seniors and college undergraduate students only. Scholarships for spouses going to school part-time as well as students attending accredited community college/technical school are available.Applications for 2022-2023 will be available beginning Dec. 20th, 2021.
ELIGIBILITY: For all scholarships, the applicant must:
- Be a spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased regular, retired, reserve or prior service Supply Corps officer.
- Be a spouse or child of an Active or Retired (Navy) Enlisted with supply enlisted rating (e.g., AK, SK, MS/CS, SH, DK, LI, PC, LS).
- Recipient must attend a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college and should be a full-time undergraduate student. (Note: Spouse scholarships are available for spouses who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per semester, undergraduate only)
- Applicants must register every year. Click “New User?” and register. Sponsor membership accounts on the Foundation’s website cannot be used for applying.
- When registering, please make sure you select the following boxes on the registration form in order to obtain an application:
- Rank and Status – "Other", then type in "Student"
- Chapter – "Foundation"
- Check the box - “Apply for a Scholarship”
Once you submit your registration, log back on and click on your name. The application will be at the top right of the page.
READ the instructions on the right hand side of the application.
Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Application Instructions
Essay's should be in a WORD format, no PDF's please.
2021-2022 List of Scholarship Winners, Recurring Winners and Memorial Scholarship Awards
Thirty-eight students, including children and grandchildren of Supply Corps officers and Supply enlisted personnel, were awarded Navy Supply Corps Foundation scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The board awarded 38 scholarships worth $64,500. This is in addition to 20 scholarships valued at $67,500 that were awarded previously as multiyear awards. Additionally, Memorial Scholarships were given out to 8 children of deceased active duty Supply Officers.
Stories of our Scholarship Winners!
The Navy Supply Corps Foundation scholarship applications are available online beginning in December each year. A limited number of four-year scholarships are awarded along with one-year scholarships.The scholarship program, which was the basis for the Foundation's formation three decades ago, was established to provide children of qualifying Supply Corps personnel financial assistance to pursue a college education. Today, any family member (child, grandchild or spouse) of a qualifying Supply Corps officer and child or spouse of a supply enlisted member (active duty, reservist, or retired) is eligible for consideration to receive financial assistance for undergraduate studies at an accredited two or four-year post-secondary school institution.
The application deadline for scholarships is the beginning of March each year. The application consists of three primary components: academic performance records, extracurricular activities and two short essay questions. The Scholarship selection process is simple. Identifying information is redacted, and judges look at the overall value of each candidate. The Scholarship Committee convenes a special board consisting of one person each from the Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, Enlisted, and spouse communities. The Board individually reviews and critiques each application and then meet as a virtual board to collectively select the best candidates. Applicants are considered for awards on the basis of character, leadership, academic performance, and financial need. Scholarship winners are notified by the end of May. Scholarship funds are distributed to the awardee’s institution for the upcoming academic year.
The Scholarship Program has steadily grown over the past three decades, due in large part to the generosity and efforts of regional chapters, spouses' clubs, and individual Supply Corps officers. In 1971, six one-year $250 scholarships were offered; today, the Foundation's goal is to award $200,000 in scholarships each year. Since 1971, the Foundation has awarded 2,578 scholarships valued in excess of $6,153,000.
The Foundation also funds $10,000 memorial scholarships (given over 4 years) for the children of Supply Corps officers who have died while on active duty.
Taking Care of Our Own” is a significant part of the mission of the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. One of the ways we do this for each other is through our Memorial Scholarship fund, which provides college tuition assistance for the minor children of Supply Corps officers who die while on Active Duty. The Foundation contributes $10,000.00 to establish a scholarship fund for each of the minor children of a Supply Corps Officer who dies while on Active Duty. The scholarship fund is maintained as a restricted account within our corpus and is available for disbursement when the child is ready to attend college. The fund is also set up so that individuals can contribute to the fund.
The program applies to Active Duty Supply Corps Officers, any Reserve Supply Corps Officer in the following categories: Mobilization, Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW), Active Duty for Training (ADT), Annual Training (AT) and Inactive Duty for Training (IDT).
Would you like to contribute?
If you wish to contribute to one of the scholarship funds, please donate online and annotate the name of the child or Memorial Scholarships in the designation box at the bottom. OR, send a check to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, 2061 Experiment Station Rd., Suite 301, PMB 423, Watkinsville, GA 30677 and note your wishes in the memo section.
Mail to: Navy Supply Corps Foundation, 2061 Experiment Station Rd., Suite 301, PMB 423, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Send your questions or comments to Foundationadmin@usnscf.com or call (706) 354-4111.
Recently-established Memorial Scholarship Funds:
Supply Corps Officers Who Have Died on Active Duty Since 2001
January 2001 LT Corinne J. Pellegrin – 4 Children
Lindsey, Sydney, Shanna and Kyle
April 2002 CDR Paul J. Dour – 3 Children
Vincent, Colleen and Brennan
April 2003 CDR Joseph Acevedo – 2 Children
Joseph and Stephan
August 2004 LT David M. Barksdale – No Children
Oct0ber 2004 LT Dave Hiles – 2 Children
Kelsey and Audrey
January 2005 LCDR Keith E. Taylor – 3 Children
Katharine, Audrey, and Emily
August 2005 CAPT Lyman Foster – 1 Child (plus 1 over the age limit)
September 2005 LTJG Katherine Douglas – No Children
November 2005 CAPT Joseph N. Mecca – (3 Children over the age limit)
April 2006 ENS Christopher O. Simon – No Children
April 2007 CDR Philip Murphy-Sweet – 3 Children
Olivia, Lauren and Seth
March 2007 CAPT Lindsay Perkins – 2 Children
Alexander and Nickolai
March 2007 LCDR Morgan Tulang – 2 Children
Mia and Mitchell
June 2007 LCDR Dexter Gloster - 3 Children
Devin, Brianna and Ashley
March 2008 LT Ron Irwin - 1 Child
September 2008 LCDR Greg Ballenger - 2 Children
Greilen and Geraint
November 2010 CAPT Todd Kirst - 1 Child (plus 2 over the age limit)
December 2010 LCDR (SEL) Scintar Mejia - 1 Child
September 2011 RDML Kurt L. Kunkel -2 Children
Emma & Sara
November 2011 LCDR Michael Edwards - 2 Children
Michael Jr. & Jordan
April 2012 CAPT Douglas H. Rose - 2 Children
Griffin & Ben
October 2012 CDR Joel Tiu - 2 Children
Joel & Justine
Scholarship Winners from Previous Years2020-2021 Scholarship Winners, recurring winners, and Memorial Scholarship Awards
We are also looking for mentors for our scholarship winners. This is a commitment to call a winner several times throughout the school year to see how they are doing and offering any guidance or advice that may be warranted.