Wounded Warrior Scholarship Application

PURPOSE: To assist disabled veterans and their family members in meeting the financial challenges associated with pursing a degree at the University of Kansas.

AMOUNT: A yet-to-be-determined number of (up to) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. One-half of each scholarship will be paid to the recipient per semester.

ELIGIBILITY: The scholarships are open to current KU students in good academic standing or newly admitted students for the Fall 2016 semester, in one of the following categories:

1. Honorably discharged veteran of the uniformed services with a DOD or VA disability rating from service-related injuries sustained in the line of duty.
2. Currently serving on Active Duty, the Reserves, or National Guard with a DOD or VA disability rating from service-related injuries sustained in the line of duty.
3. Primary caregiver of a significantly disabled service member or veteran.
4. Surviving spouse or child of a Service member who died in the line of duty.
5. Veterans with other specific needs

To be eligible for a scholarship, the service member must have suffered a service-related injury. The scholarship is also open to the primary caregiver of an eligible veteran or the surviving spouse/child of a service member killed in the line of duty or from wounds sustained in the line of duty. Injuries obtained from the following categories are eligible for this scholarship:

HAZARDOUS SERVICE - Such service includes, but is not limited to, aerial flight, parachute duty, demolition duty, experimental stress duty, and diving duty. A finding that a disability is the result of such hazardous service requires that the disability be the direct result of actions taken in the performance of such service. Travel to or from such service, or actions incidental to a normal duty status not considered hazardous are not included. NOTE: Duty aboard a submarine does not, in itself, constitute hazardous service.

PERFORMANCE OF DUTY UNDER CONDITIONS SIMULATING WAR - In general this covers disabilities resulting from simulated combat activity during military training, such as war games, practice alerts, tactical exercises, airborne operations, leadership reaction courses, grenade and live fire weapons practice, bayonet training, hand-to-hand combat training, rappelling, and negotiation of combat confidence and obstacle courses. It does not include physical training activities such as calisthenics and jogging or formation running and supervised sports activities. Sustaining an injury during military training without participation in combat simulation activity is not considered combat-related.

SELECTION: Applications must be received no later than Midnight, April 29, 2016. All applicants will be informed of the selection board’s determination on or about 29 May 2016.

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Letter must be from someone you have known at least two years, is not a relative, and can address your character and potential for academic success at KU. Preferably, the letter should be from a former teacher, professor, instructor, advisor, or employer (military or civilian). The signed letter of recommendation should be addressed to: “Wounded Warrior Scholarship Committee” and mailed separately to the Office of Graduate Military Programs so that it arrives by April 29. Address: Office of Graduate Military Programs | Attn: Wounded Warrior Scholarship Committee | 222 Strong Hall | 1450 Jayhawk Blvd | Lawrence, KS 66045 | The letter may also be scanned and uploaded here or scanned and sent electronically to opmge@ku.edu.
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Applicants are required to write an essay that addresses the following: 1. Describe your military service, or that of the veteran parent/spouse. 2. How the physical and/or psychological injury occurred. 3. How the injury has impacted your life. 4. How the scholarship would impact your life. 5. Your academic and professional goals.
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Applications must be received no later than Midnight, April 29, 2016.

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