The Bob Feller Act of Valor Scholarship Program
Building Future Leaders
The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation is proud to announce the creation of a new education tuition assistance program for all qualified students of military families, veterans and service personnel seeking post secondary education.
The foundation’s ongoing mission is to acknowledge and support the sacrifices made by service members, veterans and their families. As part of this commitment, the foundation will provide scholarships designed to provide financial support for our service members, veterans, or students of military families, according to the guidelines of the scholarship program.
The deadline to submit scholarship applications for the 2020/2021 school year is Thursday, April 30, 2020. Recipients will be notified by mail and presented with the award at the annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on November 19, 2020.
Through the unique intersection of baseball and the US Navy, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation recognizes and honors those who support our nation. Using the Bob Feller story, the foundation educates the youth of today about the lessons of citizenship, service to one’s country, and sacrifice in times of great national need.
Who Can Apply?
To be eligible for the scholarship under this program you must currently be enrolled in an Accredited High School or GED program and on successful track to graduate. You may still be eligible for this program if you have not completed more than 21 college credits while in high school. College credits earned in a dual enrollment program while in High School are not counted towards your 21 credit total.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- You are Student with a parent that is currently serving with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or in the National Guard or Reserve Component.
- Enrolled in an accredited U.S. High School or High School Equivalency/General Education Diploma Program
- Will graduate with a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) on a 4.0 scale
- Submit an essay of at least 200 words on how you were inspired by the lessons learned from one of the 37 Hall of Famers and the four pillars of Citizenship, Service, Sacrifice, and Legacy to future generations in overcoming their adversities and challenges. To learn more about the 37 Hall of Famers who served in WWII and the four pillars go to our website at www.actofvaloraward.org or request a free PDF copy of “Walk of Heroes, Profiles of Valor.
- Provide examples of your community service work such as letters of appreciation, recommendations, or certificates from community groups, clubs, and charity organizations have supported in the last two years. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate leadership or mentoring qualities through participation in extra-curricular or civic activities in school or their communities.
Veteran or Service Member
To be eligible for the scholarship under this program you must currently be enrolled in a nationally or regionally Accredited College, University or Technical/Vocational school. You must be on a successful graduation track towards a vocational/technical, associates or bachelor’s degree.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Are a United States Active Duty, National Guardsman, Reservist or Veteran with honorable discharge
- Have a financial assistance need/hardship
- Graduated from an accredited U.S. High School or High School Equivalency/General Education Diploma Program with a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) on a 4.0 scale from
- Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year where the scholarship will be applied
- Scholarship will apply to Veterans who qualify for less than 100% VA Benefits
- Have completed the application for VA Benefits (22-1990 or 22-5490)
- Scholarship will be awarded in the last semester of the enrolled program.
- Enrolled at least Full-Time at the intended Institution
- Provide a copy of the Financial Aid Package at the intended Institution
- Provide examples of community service such as letters of appreciation, recommendations, or certificates from community groups, clubs, and charity organizations for who you have supported in the last two years.
- Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership or mentoring qualities through participation in extra-curricular or civic activities in their communities.