Scholarships

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.  Between 1984 and 2019 (35 years), MOAACC Scholarship Corporation awarded $700,000 to 263 students attending 74 different colleges throughout the nation. You can view the list of all scholarship recipients by CLICKING HERE.

SCHOLARSHIP CHANGES FOR 2020

In order to support social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC to combat Coronavirus infections, the MOAACC Scholarship Corporation has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon in July.  There will be an alternative online presentation, with details to be announced in the future.  This does allow us, however, to keep our scholarship application window open for another month to July 15 to allow students to account for administrative difficulties encountered this past semester. Please be sure to let any potential applicants know that they have extra time to gather required documents and get their application complete!

Eligibility

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.

Application

The Scholarship Selection Committee accepts applications starting on 1 January of each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 July (2020 Only). 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.

MOAACC Eligibility flowchart

Donors

DONATIONS TO THE MOAACC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The goal of the MOAACC Scholarship Corporation is to obtain a scholarship fund of $1,000,000 raised from donations and investments so that 10 scholarship grants worth $5,000 each can be awarded to promising future leaders of our country on an annual basis. Your continued help is needed for the scholarship fund to reach its goal. How can you help? You can donate funds to honor (In honor of) living family members, friends, and associates throughout the year. Occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, achievements, and thank-you notes are great ways to honor people to let them know you are thinking of them, wishing them well, and want to stay in contact with them. Donors contributing $500 or more will be our guest at the July scholarship luncheon. You can donate funds to memorialize (In memory of) family members, friends, and associates throughout the year. “Donations in Lieu of Flowers” and annual remembrances are perfect ways to memorialize people you love and cherish. Donors contributing $500 or more will be our guest at the July scholarship luncheon.

You can donate to the scholarship fund drive held annually from March through June. Your generosity during this campaign, combined in mass with the generosity of other members and contacts, will ensure that the scholarship corporation continues to award significant scholarship grants to worthy students who will become future leaders of our country. Donors contributing $500 or more will be our guest at the July scholarship luncheon. You can become a ‘Distinguished Donor’ by donating $1,000 or more. A Distinguished Donor will be recognized as below.

Be our guest at the next July scholarship luncheon.
Present a one-time scholarship grant in the donor’s name to a winning student at the July scholarship luncheon.

Receive a Distinguished Donor certificate. Have the donor’s name engraved on the Distinguished Donors plaque displayed at many MOAACC Chapter events and be prominently displayed on our website here.

Be our guest at various social activities held by the scholarship corporation for one year.
Distinguished Donors (over $1,000)

You can become a ‘Named Scholarship’ donor by donating $10,000 or more. A Named Scholarship donor will be recognized as below.
Be our guest at every July scholarship luncheon.
Present a scholarship grant in the donor’s name to a winning student at every July scholarship luncheon.
Receive a Named Scholarship Donor certificate.
Receive a Named Scholarship trophy.
Have the donor’s name engraved on the Named Scholarship Donor plaque displayed at many MOAACC chapter events and be prominently displayed on our website here.
Be our guest at various social activities held by the scholarship corporation.

The MOAACC Scholarship Corporation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the TIN: 59-3563724.  All donations are tax deductible and the MOAACC Scholarship Corporation will provide a letter showing the name of the charity, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution to all donors. Please donate online (button above) or mail your donations to:

MOAACC Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 254708

Patrick AFB, FL 32925-4708

Committees and Members

SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION

PRESIDENT
Colonel Brent Baysinger, USAF

SECRETARY
COL John C. Murphy, USA

TREASURER
LTC Steven Turner, USA
Roslyn Bates, AUX, Assistant Treasurer

BOARD MEMBERS
CDR Fred J. Reeg, Jr, USN
Cozette Merritt, AUX
Col Susan B. Neugebauer, USAF
Lt Col Joseph G. Tichich, USAF
CDR A Courtney Yelle, USN

ADVISORS
CAPT Earnest H. Joy II, USN

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE
Lt Col Joseph G. Tichich, USAF,

Chairman
CDR Charles R. McRae, Sr., USN,

Secretary
Cozette Merritt, AUX
1LT Cheri Hawes, USA
Ruth M. Oblack, AUX

SCHOLARSHIP DONOR RELATIONS COMMITTEE
CDR A Courtney Yelle, USN, Chairman
Col Susan B. Neugebauer, USAF

MOAA National, the various State Councils and their affiliate chapters, including the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral (MOAACC), are all nonpartisan organizations.