The CGSC Foundation announces the kickoff of its competitive scholarship program for immediate family members of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College alumni and others who are Life Members of the Foundation’s Alumni Association. The window for applications opened Jan. 3, 2023.
The 2023 Foundation scholarship awards include five cash scholarships: one $5000, one $1000, and one $500 to students who are beginning their college education; and one $1000 and one $500 scholarship to students who are continuing their college education. Additionally, Park University will award three $5000 scholarships for qualified applicants. The Park University scholarships are for full-time students for the academic year (the award will be split between the fall and spring semesters). These scholarships can be renewed for up to three years at Park University’s discretion if recipients maintain full-time status, have a 3.0+ GPA, and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress. This Park University scholarship cannot be combined with any other Park University scholarship.
“Our program is greatly expanded this year,” said Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox. “With the addition of the new $5000 Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown Scholarship and the continuation of the Park University scholarships we’re able to support more military families than ever before.”
Cox said the Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown Scholarship is named in honor of a U.S. Marine officer who retired from active duty in February 2009 and became an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2010. Due to medical complications from Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Brown retired from teaching at CGSC and currently lives in Stillwell, Kansas. His network of lifelong friends approached the CGSC Foundation to establish the scholarship in Brown’s name to honor his lifetime of service and their friendship. (Read the original announcement) This will be the largest single scholarship offered in 2023.
The CGSC Foundation’s scholarship program is open to high school seniors who will begin their college studies in 2023 and for undergraduate college students returning to school. Applicants must be immediate family members (children, grandchildren and spouses) of a life member of the CGSC Foundation’s Alumni Association.
The application window for the 2023 Scholarship competition opened Jan. 3, 2023. The application is available on the CGSC Foundation website at www.cgscfoundation.org/scholarships. A link to join the Alumni Association as a Life Member is also on the page for those that need to join before their relatives apply.
The deadline for applications is midnight on March 15, 2023. Judging will occur March 16-31 and the Foundation will announce the winners on or about April 13, 2023.
Cox added that the Foundation also welcomes donors who may not have eligible relatives but wish to support the scholarship program. Interested persons can support the scholarship program by visiting www.cgscfoundation.org/donate.