Each year beginning in 1984, The Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America (MOAACC) has awarded Scholarship grants to descendants and wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States (includes Regular, National Guard or Reserve enlisted and officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA or USPHS). The quantity and value of the scholarships vary from year to year. In 2007, we awarded 12 scholarships worth $3,500 each. In 2008, we awarded 10 scholarships worth $3,500 each and from 2009 through 2016 we awarded 10 scholarships yearly worth $3,000 each. In 2020, we awarded 10 scholarships worth $5,000 each. Between 1984 and 2020 (36 years), MOAACC Scholarship Corporation awarded $750,000 to 273 students attending 76 different colleges throughout the nation. You can view the list of all scholarship recipients by CLICKING HERE.
a) If you’ve previously received our scholarship, you are NOT eligible to receive it again.
b) High school students, college freshmen, and sophomores are NOT eligible.
c) Applications will only be accepted from 1 Jan to 15 Jun.
You must be able to answer YES to each question below to be eligible:
1. Will you be considered a college junior or senior, or a 1st year graduate student in the upcoming fall semester?
2. Are you a descendant or ward of a currently serving active duty or retired member of the Uniformed Services of the United States, (includes Regular, National Guard or Reserve enlisted and officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, NOAA or USPHS) OR are you a descendant or ward of a deceased member of the Uniformed Services of the U.S., who died while on active duty or in retired status, OR are you a descendant or ward of a current member (or was if deceased) of the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter?
3. Are you a legal resident of Brevard County Florida OR are you a descendant or ward of a current or deceased member of the MOAA Cape Canaveral Chapter?
4. Are you accepted by an accredited college or university as a full time student (minimum 12 semester credit hours or the equivalent) in a program leading to a baccalaureate degree; or as a full-time student (minimum 9 semester hours or the equivalent) in a program leading to a degree.
The Scholarship Selection Committee accepts applications starting on 1 January of each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 June. Late applications will not be accepted! Except for calendar year 2020, the Scholarships are presented at the monthly MOAACC Luncheon in July. The recipient is a guest of the Chapter and any family or friends are welcome at the regular price of $18.00 per person. If the recipient cannot attend, one family member may accept for her/him with no charge for the lunch.
Deadline has passed (July 15, 2020)... we're not accepting any more applications.
Committees and Members
Colonel Brent Baysinger, USAF
COL John C. Murphy, USA
LTC Steven Turner, USA
Roslyn Bates, AUX, Assistant Treasurer
CDR Fred J. Reeg, Jr, USN
Cozette Merritt, AUX
Lt Col Joseph G. Tichich, USAF
CDR A Courtney Yelle, USN
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE
Lt Col Joseph G. Tichich, USAF,
CDR Charles R. McRae, Sr., USN,
Cozette Merritt, AUX
1LT Cheri Hawes, USA
Ruth M. Oblack, AUX
SCHOLARSHIP DONOR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
CDR A Courtney Yelle, USN, Chairman
MOAA National, the various State Councils and their affiliate chapters, including the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral (MOAACC), are all nonpartisan organizations.