Financial Aid and Transcripts

  • Transcript requests for the School for Continuing Education may be made via e-mail request to the Student Aid Coordinator. Requests should include the form below, completed and included as an attachment.

    The School for Continuing Education offers a variety of Financial Aid to members of The Salvation Army seeking higher education. Information on the various scholarships, grants and loans my be found be following these links :

    Andrew Miller Scholarship and Lecture

    The friends of Andrew S. Miller created this scholarship endowment in the name of the former Territorial Commander and National Commander. Commissioner Miller has served on the Board of Trustees of Asbury University for many years. His interest in Asbury goes back to his early years as a student. Later as a Divisional Youth Secretary stationed in Cincinnati, Ohio, he started what would become The Salvation Army Student Fellowship. Over the years Commissioner Miller has had an abiding interest in the Salvationist youth at Asbury. It is only fitting that this endowment be set up in his honor.

    Recognizing the significant contribution to Salvation Army ministry made by the more than 500 Asbury Salvationists, with almost half this number being commissioned officers, the Miller Scholarship is intended to provide a leadership-training program and financial assistance for Salvationist youth of the Southern Territory to attend Asbury University.

    Instituted in 1998 by the vision of Territorial Commander Commissioner John Busby, this scholarship recognizes the contributions of Willouise Luce and Charles I. Babcock who co-chaired the scholarship fundraising campaign.

     

    Miller Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: Up to $5000.00 per year

    Contact Person: Asbury University Financial Office or the
    Student Aid

    Office at The School for Continuing Education

    Eligibility:

    1) Applicants must be soldiers in good standing from the USA South who are accepted as students at Asbury University and who are to commit their lives to providing leadership in The Salvation Army as local officers or applying to enter the College for Officer Training

    2) Lectureship requirements are attendance at each lectureship and submission of a report to the Salvation Army School of Continuing Education. The lectureship requirement will serve the Salvationist family at Asbury University in the development of spiritual character, service, competency and mission commitment.

    (a) Date, title and thrust of lecture

    (b) Name and credits/position of lecturer

    (c) Include how the lecture added to the student’s knowledge of Army mission and furthered their leadership development for local officership and/or officership

    (d) A minimum of 150 words

    (e) Due within three weeks after lecture

    3) Must regularly attend a local Corps within proximity to Asbury University and remain a soldier in good standing.

    4) Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    5) Application must be made each semester or full year.

    Process:

    1. The student receives the application from Asbury University, completes the required information, and returns it to the Asbury University Financial Aid Office.

    2. The School for Continuing Education receives the application from Asbury

    3. The Assistant Principal for the School for Continuing Education presents the application to Education Council for recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

    4. The Assistant Principal will contact the applicant with appropriate follow up based on board action.

    In subsequent years, approval for scholarship applications will be considered upon receipt of the student’s corps attendance record and the lectureship report.

    Corps Cadet Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: $1000.00 per year

    Contact Person: Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    1) Five-year Graduated Corps Cadet within the Southern Territory. (This will be confirmed by THQ Youth Dept.)

    2) The latest transcripts must accompany all applications.

    3) Must maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA including high school grades.

    4) Grant recipients must carry at least 12 credit hours per semester. Limited to a maximum of four years of full time study at a regional accredited institution.

    5) All grants are on an annual basis; however it is our intention to continue such grants until your undergraduate work is complete, provided of course that you have met the above requirements and are under age 29.

    Scholarships are on a current basis; no retroactive payments will be made to individuals. Deadline for filing is September 1st.

    Please see the PDF for additional requirements.

    Divisional Scholarships

    ALM DIVISION

    Hattiesburg Anderson Boys and Girls Club Scholarship Fund

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1,000 per semester

    Contact Person: Hattiesburg Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    • Club Membership of three years or more.
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (high school level).
    • Student must complete 300+ hours of community service volunteered to the club.
    • Acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.

    FLORIDA DIVISION

    Mary Jane Lloyd Scholarship Fund

    Contact Person: Clearwater Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    • Students must be active soldiers of the Clearwater Corps.
    • The latest transcripts must accompany all applications.
    • Clearwater Corps Council Scholarship Committee must make recommendation. (In certain circumstances grants may be allotted to those who enroll in specialized courses for future gainful employment.)
    • Grant recipients must carry at least 12 semester hours of credit.
    • Limited to a maximum of four years of full time study at accredited institution.

    Florida Southern College

    Contact Person: Florida Southern College Financial Aid Office

    Eligibility:

    • Available for all Salvationists who reside in Florida.
    • Information available for children of officers who are Florida residents.

    Henry B. Peacock Endowment Fund

    Contact Person: Miami Area Commander

    Eligibility:

    • Limited to students of Miami or Dade County Florida, with a home address in Miami or who attend a college in Dade County.
    • Educational fund covers trade and technical schools, as well as traditional academic courses for full time students.
    • The student needs to carry at least 12 hours and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    GEORGIA DIVISION

    D. L. Anderson Scholarship Fund

    Contact Person: Atlanta Boys Club Director

    Eligibility:

    1) Income only to be used for tuition by Atlanta Boys & Girls Club members.

     

    Carol Montoya Scholarship Fund of the Vidalia/Toombs County Service Center

    Grants Awarded: Up to $500.00 paid to the college

    Contact Person: Vidalia/Toombs County Service Center Director

    Eligibility:

    • The recipient must be a graduating senior at Montgomery County High School, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Toombs County High School or Vidalia High School.
    • The recipient must be ineligible for either the Hope Grant or the Pell Grant.
    • The recipient must be of good moral character.
    • Application forms must be returned to the school guidance office no later than April 1st of the applicant’s graduating year.

    KT DIVISION

    Laurel County, Kentucky, Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: Scholarship for individuals born in Laurel County, Kentucky, who are seeking post-secondary education. Award amount will vary from $500.00 to $5,000.00 based upon applicants and available funding.

    Contact Person: Middlesboro, Kentucky, Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    • Must be born in Laural County, Kentucky.
    • Must be accepted into a post-secondary education program within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     

    Louisville Boys & Girls Club Scholarships

    All scholarship applicants must complete Youth of the Year application. Applications are released in late December each year. Deadline for submission to Louisville Area Command is early February.

    Grants Awarded: A one time scholarship for “Youth of the Year” $500 to $1000.00. One winner will be selected from the four clubs.

    Contact Person: Louisville Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

    Eligibility:

    • Deserving Boys & Girls Club members from Louisville area who have been members for one to two years may apply.
    • Youth will demonstrate positive initiative that impacts their school, community, nation or the world, tackle difficult problems and possess the ability to bring people together.
    • Will meet the Youth of the Year Criteria and complete application package. Youth of the Year applications released through BGCA in December each year. Local competitions in February.

     

    Grants Awarded: Thornton’s scholarships are based on annual fundraising event of Golf Scramble. Average scholarship $1,500.00. Three to four youth receive annually. (Youth of the Year applicants not selected as Regional finalist will receive these resources.)

    Contact Person: Louisville Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

    Eligibility:

    • Deserving Boys & Girls Club members from Louisville area who have been members for one to two years may apply.
    • They should demonstrate positive initiative that impacts their school, community, nation, or the world, tackle difficult problems and possess the ability to bring people together. Must meet the Youth of the Year criteria and complete application package. Youth of the Year applications released through BGCA in December each year. Competitions early February.

     

    Grants Awarded: Louis Benn and Florence G. Benn Family scholarships are allocated from the Community Foundation. Scholarship total $2,832. One to two youth receive annually.

    Contact Person: Louisville Boys & Girls Club Executive Director

    Eligibility:

    • Youth should demonstrate positive initiative that impacts their school, community, nation or the world, tackle difficult problems and possess the ability to bring people together.
    • Must meet the Youth of the Year criteria and complete application package. Youth of the Year applications released through BGCA in December each year. Competitions early February.

    Grants Awarded: Youth of the Year winners locally will qualify for state, regional and national Youth of the Year process. Local candidate will go on to meet state’s governor, qualify to win a state scholarship of $1,000.00, qualify to win a regional scholarship of $10,000.00, possibly meet the President of the United States and win an additional $15,000.00 scholarship award.

    Reader’s Digest Foundation sponsors the Youth of the Year program.

    MWV DIVISION

    A. L. Williams Memorial Scholarship Endowment FundGrants Awarded:Up to $500.00Contact Person:General Secretary @ Baltimore DHQEligibility:

    • Based on evidence of need, this scholarship is offered to deserving members of the Boys & Girls Club of Baltimore.

     

    Paul W. Morris Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1000 per semester

    Contact Person: Salisbury, MD Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    • For students graduating from Wicomico County high schools to attend the Salisbury State University program.

    TEXAS DIVISION

    J. Kelly & Nell Cain TrustGrants Awarded:Up to $2000.00 per yearContact Person:Corpus Christi Corps OfficerEligibility:

    • For needy and deserving students from Nueces County, Texas for post-secondary education (either academic or technical/vocational).
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Full time student (at least 12 semester hours) with full time enrollment.

     

    Murray J. Jordan Endowment

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1000.00 per year

    Contact Person: General Secretary @ Dallas DHQ

    Eligibility:

    • Interest only for needy students in order of priority:
    • Officer’s dependent child in college;
    • Officer’s dependent child at CFOT and Other Salvationists.
    • No geographical restriction.

     

    W.F. & Bessie A. Dye Endowment

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1000.00 per year

    Contact Person: General Secretary @ Dallas DHQ

    Eligibility:

    • This endowment provides “scholarship funds for worthy students” from Dallas, Texas as designated by the Board of Trustees.

     

    Willine P. Bradbury Endowment

    Contact Person: San Antonio Area Commander

    Eligibility:

    • Earnings to be used for religious, charitable and educational purposes in the San Antonio area.

     

    Freeman Educational Trust

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1000 per year

    Contact Person: San Antonio Area Commander

    Eligibility:

    • The student must submit a transcript of grades for review and evaluation by the Advisory Board each semester for continued support.
    • For religious, charitable and educational purposes
    • Only Texas colleges or universities

     

    Matthew Israel Memorial Scholarship

    Grant Awarded: Up to $2000 at a 4-year college or Up to $800 for the CFOT

    Contact Person: Texarkana Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    • Available to senior soldiers in good standing of the Texarkana Corps.
    • Cadets take priority.

    Ernest Frank Trust Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: Up to $3000.00 per year

    Contact Person: Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    1) Acceptance at an accredited academic or vocational college.

    2) The latest transcripts must accompany all applications.

    3) Must maintain a 2.0 CGPA including High School grades.

    4) Grant recipients must carry at least 12 credit hours per semester. Limited to a maximum of four years of full time study at a regional accredited institution.

    5) All grants are on an annual basis; however, it is our intention to continue such grants until your undergraduate work is complete, provided of course that you have met the above requirements and are under age 29.

    6) Scholarships are based on a current basis; no retroactive payments will be made to individuals.

    7) Written confirmation from Corps Officer endorsing financial need.

    Deadline to submit applications: January 1 – March 31 prior to academic year.

    Note: This scholarship is limited. Not all applicants may be accepted. Eligible applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. No retroactive payments.

     

    Download Application Form

    HANDS Scholarship

    HANDS, which stands for“Helping A Needy and Deserving Student”, was established in May 1996.

    Grants Awarded: Up to $1100.00 per semester

    Contact Person: Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    1) Carry a course load to allow graduation within four years.

    2) Maintain a “C” average (2.0 CGPA) or better.

    3) Forward a transcript immediately upon the completion of each quarter or semester.

    4) Prompt reply to any request for information.

    5) Notify HANDS administrators before transferring to another college.

     

    HANDS scholarships are limited to one per family.

    Application should only be made once; recipients will be granted future funding based on maintaining eligibility requirements.

    Note: This scholarship is limited; applicants may be put on a waiting list.

    Download Application

    Herman A. & Julia Blanchard Fischer Scholarship

    WHEATON COLLEGE

    Contact Person: Wheaton College Financial Aid Office

    Eligibility:

    • Students must identify themselves as children of Salvation Army officers and/or as Salvation Army soldiers on all correspondence with the college.

    • Student must complete FAFSA and Wheaton College’s financial aid form to show need and indicate on the form that they are Salvationists and/or children of Salvation Army officers.

    • Students must apply in a timely manner to be considered for this scholarship.

    • Soldiers must have a major in astronomy, physics, or math to qualify for the scholarship.

    Israel and Eva Gaither Scholarship

    Israel and Eva Gaither Scholarship Endowment Fund Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development

    The mission of the Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development is to equip spiritually motivated leaders to grow in character, compassion and competencies to achieve the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Gaither scholarship supports the mission by enabling worthy applicants to become exemplary leaders.

    Grants awarded: Up to $5,000 per year

    Criteria:

    • Applicants are soldiers engaged in a degree program or active officers engaged in an approved leadership development degree/program. Examples of this include leadership programs at Trevecca Nazarene University, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, or Regent University, and the Arrow Leadership program.

    • Program outline will be included with the application.

    • All applicants will complete a scholarship application form, available from Divisional or Command Headquarters.

    • All grants are on an annual basis. Receipt of a grant in a given year does not ensure further grants will be awarded in subsequent years of a student’s program.

    Eligibility:

    1) If not an officer, hold a leadership position in a local corps.

    2) Provide a brief statement, demonstrating why the student is deserving of this scholarship as an investment in the student’s leadership.

    3) Receive written recommendation of the corps officer/supervisor (to be submitted with application).

    4) Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

    5) If not an officer, carry a full-time study program each semester, as per the requirements of the student’s curriculum.

    6) Forward transcript, with thank you letter, by due date set by the School for Leadership Development and immediately upon completion of class.

    7) Reply promptly to any request for information from the School for Leadership Development.

    8) Submit the Gaither Scholarship application form, including the completed Tentative Budget Worksheet.

    9) Attach latest grades (including high school or college GPA).

    Rader Scholarship

    Grants Awarded: Up to $7,500.00 per year

    Contact Person: Divisional Commanders of the Southern Territory

    Eligibility:

    1) Applicants must be from the Southern Territory.

    2) Applicants must have a 2.0 CGPA or above to qualify.

    3) Applicants must attend a four-year Christian College and application needs to be made prior to entering the college.

    4) Applicants must be minority (non-Caucasian) students that wish to become Salvation Army Officers or serve the Lord through their profession in the Salvation Army.

    5) Applications must be made for a full year. No half semesters are accepted.

    6) Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be submitted by the applicant no later than June 1st for the fall school term or no later than October 1st for the spring.

    7) Applications are submitted to the Assistant Principal for the School for Continuing Education who works directly with the Territorial Secretary for Multi-Cultural Ministries in the selection of the recipient(s) for the scholarship. The selection process will adhere to the guidelines established herein. The selection process will allow each Command Head equal opportunity to participate with maximum representation of one recipient, one per division. No more than 4 divisions at one time allowed. Maximum of 4 students per year.

    The THQ Finance Department will send the scholarship proceeds to the Assistant Principal at the School for Continuing Education for forwarding.

    Salvationist Scholarship at Trevecca Nazarene University

    Salvationist Scholarship at TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

    Contact Person: Trevecca Financial Aid Office

    Grants awarded: up to $4000.00 annually

    Eligibility:

    • Student must be a Salvationist.

    • Student must be enrolled full-time at Trevecca.

    SALVATION ARMY LOANS

    Beneficiaries of the Education Loan Fund must be Salvationist students who desire to enroll in a program of post high school education and reside within geographical boundaries of The Salvation Army Southern Territory as outlined in Minute 4B.

    Loans Approved: Up to $2,250.00 per year

    Contact Person: Salvation Army Corps Officer

    Eligibility:

    1) Salvationist student-soldier in good standing of the Southern Territory.

    2) Under age twenty-nine (29) and with a demonstrated financial need.

    3) Must have a CGPA 2.0 (including high school grades) or above and must maintain a 2.0 or above to continue to borrow money.

    4) Currently enrolled or planning to enroll for the next school year.

    (a) In studies which are above high school level for which credits are given toward a college degree and for which credits are transferable to an accredited school.

    (b) In specialized studies offered by a technical, vocational, business or Bible school accredited by a recognized professional agency and authorized by the appropriate state.

     

    LOAN INFORMATION

    Maximum Amount

    A maximum of $9,000 may be borrowed within an eight-year period at the rate of $2,250 per year for full-time students and $1,125 per year for part-time students.

    • When an accelerated program of education is pursued in which students attend twelve months in an academic year, the maximum loan of $9,000 may be allowed over three years, rather than four. However, not more than $3,000 per year will be authorized.

    • If the applicant for a full-time program has not borrowed an annual amount, the applicant may borrow the accumulated amount for which he/she is eligible provided he/she has not passed age 29.

    • Applications for loans can only be made once a year, this being the Fall semester. All loans are made for the entire year and not per semester. All applications received after January of the year will not be processed until the following school year.

    Applicants

    • Applications (5 pages) are available through the Divisional Headquarters and are to be obtained by the prospective borrower from the Corps Commanding Officer. The Corps Officer must request these forms.

    • Applications must be approved by the Commanding Officer, the Divisional Finance Board, the Divisional Commander or the department head, and by the co-borrow (either a parent, legal guardian or some other financially responsible person).

    • The note form is to be completed to include the amount of the loan, repayment, social security numbers, and must be signed by both the borrower and co-borrower with signatures notarized at the time of application for a loan. (An education loan note may carry as co-borrower the signature of the applicant’s commanding officer only when said officer is a parent or legal guardian of the maker. The co-borrower must be an individual of financial responsibility.)

    • After approval by the Divisional Finance Board, applications are to be forwarded to the Continuing Education Department, College for Officer Training for processing.

    Repayment

    The plan for repayment in full must be submitted at the time of the application and incorporated in the legal note as follows:

    1) Amount of present loan request

    2) Total amount of loans from The Salvation Army

    3) Number and amount

    4) Payment rate will be based on the amount of total loans whether in several separate loans or one loan, according to the repayment schedule.

    5) Date when first payment is due and when final payment will be due

    The repayment schedule must commence not later than ninety (90) days after graduation or at the conclusion of the program of study for which loan has been granted and in accordance with the following schedule:

    Loans Payment Months Total

    Up to $1500 $50 a month 30 $1500.00
    $1500-$3000 $75 a month 40 $3000.00
    $3001-$4500 $100 a month 45 $4500.00
    $4501-$6000 $125 a month 48 $6000.00
    $6001-$9000 $150 a month 60 $9000.00

    Example:

    Borrowing $2250.00 your loan paper should read as follows:

    This Loan $2250.00 Previous Loans $0.00 Total Loan $2250.00 For value received, I, We, or either of us, the undersigned, promised to pay to the order of The Salvation Army, a Georgia Corporation, at Atlanta, Georgia, the sum of $2250.00 dollars, this note is payable in 30 monthly installments of $75.00 dollars each, beginning the first day of September 1, 2010 and continuing monthly on the first day of each month thereafter until the note is paid in full which shall be no later than the first day of March 1, 2013 the maturity date hereof.

    Delinquency

    When a borrower becomes delinquent in the repayment of a loan, following a ninety (90) day period, a minimum interest rate of 6% per annum will be applied to the balance. When the payments are again on a regular payment schedule and the account is no longer delinquent, the 6% interest penalty will be lifted.

    If a loan is not paid in full by the borrower, the co-signer becomes fully responsible for the outstanding balance, and any interest that has occurred.

    In the event schooling is discontinued at any time without plans to resume an education program, the Continuing Education Department must be notified and notes become payable immediately.

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