CCME Scholarships For Military Students
Have you heard about CCME scholarships? Many military students and veterans use their GI Bill benefits to help fund their plans to complete higher education, but did you know there are other financial resources available as well? Grants, scholarships, and awards can often help pay tuition bills and the added costs of books, fees, and living expenses while you're completing your degree. One military-focused scholarship program is offered by the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME). CCME scholarships of $1000 are awarded to veterans and active duty service members and their spouses who are working toward the completion of higher education degrees. The scholarships are for first time higher education students who have already earned at least six hours/credits toward a degree.
Who is CCME?
CCME membership is composed of military and civilian educators along with colleges and universities. Its mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the membership and the Department of Defense educational support network.
CCME Scholarships are offered in three categories: Military members, veterans, and military spouses. Scholarships are not renewable and you are only eligible to win one time in each category. Here's the breakdown:
The three CCME scholarships available include the CCME Joe King Scholarship, the CCME Veteran Scholarship, and the CCME Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship. The CCME Joe King Scholarship is available to uniformed service members (active, reserves, guard), the CCME Veteran Scholarship is available for prior uniformed service members, and the CCME Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship is available for spouses of uniformed service members. Each scholarship application requires an essay exploring military service, leadership, or goals for the future.
Am I Eligible To Apply?
To be eligible for a CCME scholarship, you must:
- Be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or nationally accredited institution that is a member institution of CCME.
- Be a first time associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree seeker.
- Have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution.
Is My School A Member Of CCME?
You can find out if the institution you are attending is a member by checking the list of member schools on CCME's website. Only students attending CCME membership institutions and who have already earned 6-12 credits from a CCME institution are eligible for the scholarships. CTU is a proud CCME member and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the 2015 Best Online Programs For Veterans.
What Is the CCME Process To Apply?
- Fill out the CCME application online.
- Submit an unofficial college or university transcript from your current institution.
- Answer the essay question in 450-700 words. Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills.
- Submit two recommendations (from persons unrelated to applicant) attesting to motivation, character, integrity, and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.
Learn more about CTU's Military commitment: View our Military Education Guide.
Learn more about how to pay for college: Download our Financial Aid Guide.