The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Active Duty Scholarships

The Citadel is committed to honoring those who serve our country by providing increases access to a quality education and lessening the financial challenges associated with pursuing an undergraduate degree.  Several scholarship opportunities are available specifically for our active duty and veteran student populations.flag2


Blue Ribbon Scholarship

The Citadel is proud to offer up to 25 Blue Ribbon Grant Scholarships to Active Duty Military Service Members who are enrolled in one of The Citadel’s online bachelor degree completion programs. This grant is offered on a first-come, first serve basis per academic year.

I’m Active Duty – Am I Eligible for the Scholarship?

Those eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) may be eligible for The Citadel’s Blue Ribbon Scholarship. Members of the National Guard and Reserves in an active duty status are also eligible. The Active Duty Military Scholarship will cover the costs of tuition remaining after eligible TA has been applied.

How Much Tuition Is Covered?

Through the Blue Ribbon Scholarship program, those awarded are provided a scholarship which will effectively reduce undergraduate online coursework to $250 per semester credit hour.  The grant does not include any additional fees.

How Do I Apply for a Blue Ribbon Scholarship?

Click here to fill out the Blue Ribbon Scholarship Application. Applications are due to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at least 30 days before the start of the academic term in which you are seeking the grant. Individuals will be required to reapply each semester for the grant as one’s active duty status can change.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board Scholarship

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board Scholarship was initiated in April 2009 by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board.  The purpose of the fund is to provide funds to support Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory majors. First preference is for junior or senior cadets, veteran students, or Citadel Graduate College students majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The first award was made in 2015.

Judge Falcon Hawkins Scholarship

The Judge Falcon Hawkins Scholarship fund was established in memory of Judge Falcon B. Hawkins, '58.  The scholarship award preference will be for veteran students or active duty MECEP and STA-21 Navy students with demonstrated financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 with first preference going to students showing interest in pursuing a career in the legal profession or law enforcement.  Recipients are determined by the Department of Naval Science.

Mother Emanuel AME Church Scholarship

Preference for this scholarship will be given to cadets, veteran students, or graduate students who are members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church of Charleston, SC. Secondary consideration will be given to eligible students who are members of another African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In order to be considered, applicants shall submit a letter of reference from a church official representing the congregation to which they belong. In the absence of an eligible recipient who is an active member of an AME Church, students may be invited by The Citadel Chaplain or Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships to apply for scholarship consideration by submitting a similar letter of reference.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Please visit our Office of Veterans Services for additional scholarship opportunities.

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