2014-01-24 / Community Events

FGSCC announces opening of scholarship and grant programs

By Meredith Poldrack-Segrist
Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club

Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club recently announced it will begin accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program and proposals for its community grant program. The programs will provide more than $20,000 for Central Savannah River Area students and nonprofit organizations.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be a graduating senior in good standing at an accredited high school in the CSRA and either a military dependent with a valid Department of Defense identification card or the dependent of a current member of the Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club. Military spouses need not be graduating seniors.

Submissions are due March 13 with the winning applicants announced in late April. A panel of FGSCC board members and general members will judge scholarship applications based on academic standing, character, citizenship and other criteria.

“Achieving education goals can make a dramatic impact on one’s life,” said Kathleen Stewart, FGSCC scholarship chairwoman. “Our scholarships allow dedicated students with ties to the military to further the pursuit of those education goals I look forward to reviewing the scholarship applications we receive this year. It’s such a pleasure to be a part of a student’s success story.”

The FGSCC grant program is open to deserving military organizations, veterans groups, children and women’s charities as well as other organizations that foster self-growth and development and support or service the military community.

Submissions for the grant program are due March 10 with the winning submissions announced by April 5. A panel of FGSCC board members and general members will judge proposals based on community impact, financial need and other sources of support, and service to the military community.

“We want to take an active role in strengthening the Fort Gordon and Augusta community,” said Debbie Franco, FGSCC grants chairwoman. “Our grants allow the dedicated professionals of recipient organizations to fulfill their goals and make a difference in the lives of military personnel and civilians. I firmly believe the winning proposals will lead to dramatic improvements in the quality of life in the Fort Gordon and Augusta community”

Scholarship and grant recipients will be honored during a banquet in May.

Funds to support scholarships and grants are generated by the Fort Gordon Thrift Shop, which is operated by the FGSCC, a private nonprofit organization not affiliated with Fort Gordon or the U.S. Army. In 2013, the Thrift Shop’s success helped the club award more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants.

For official guidelines and qualifications and to download a scholarship or grant application, please visit www.fgscc.com.

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