Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

This scholarship is named in memory of Donaldson D. Frizzell, former First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) President and former First Command Financial Services Director of Investments, whose dedication to serving others and contributions to the field force spanned three decades.

The Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship is open to:

1) members of the U.S. uniformed services (active, guard, reserve, retired, or non-retired veteran) and their dependent family members,
2) First Command Financial Services’ clients and their dependent family members,
3) dependent family members of First Command Advisors and field office staff members, and
4) non-contractual ROTC students.

$30,000 in scholarship awards will be distributed in 2017 in two student categories (Traditional and Non-traditional) among the eligible applicant groups. The final number of awards and amount of each award is determined by an independent Scholarship Review Committee, the members of which are not related to any FCEF employee or Board of Directors member. Selections are based on an assessment of merit, strength of applicants’ recommendations, and quality of the applicants’ essays.

Scholarships can be awarded to those seeking accredited trade school certifications and associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees.

The application period for the 2017 scholarship is February 7, 2017, to April 7, 2017, or until FCEF receives 2,500 completed applications, whichever comes first.

The application period for 2017 is now closed.

Definitions

Traditional Student

a. Graduating high school senior, or
b. Traditional student (as defined by your school) in a college, university or accredited trade school, and
c. Planning to attend a college, university, or accredited trade school during the 2017-2018 school year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-traditional Student

a. Non-traditional student (as defined by your school) in a college, university or accredited trade school, or
b. Student pursuing graduate or post-graduate degree, or
c. Working professional planning to return to college, university, or accredited trade school during the 2017-2018 school year, or
d. Attending school part-time for at least part of the academic year, or
e. Working full-time (at least 35 hours per week) while enrolled, or
f. Considered financially independent for purpose of determining eligibility for financial aid, or
g. Has dependents other than spouse, e.g., children, dependent parents, or other dependent family members, or
h. Single parent, either not married or married-but-separated

 

Requirements for All Applicants

1. Meet the definition of a Traditional or Non-traditional Student.

2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

3. Complete the online application and essay questions and submit the required documentation, including an academic transcript and up to two letters of recommendation.

Traditional Student

a. At least one letter must be from a teacher or professor.
b. The additional letter can be personal or academic.

Non-traditional Student

a. At least one letter must be from a supervisor or professor.
b. The additional letter can be personal or professional.

4. Pass our free online course, Basic$4ALL (online), or our mobile app, Basic$4ALL (mobile), (see bottom of this page for information), and upload the completion certificate with your application.

Application

To apply, click on the Scholar Select Application link below during the application period. We strongly suggest you preview the application to verify your eligibility and willingness to complete the form. If you begin but do not complete an application, you may deprive someone else of the opportunity to submit an application. We recommend you use the Chrome or Firefox browser to complete the application.

Time Frame to Submit Application

The online application is available from February 7, 2017, to April 7, 2017, or until FCEF receives 2,500 completed applications, whichever come first.

The application period for 2017 is now closed.

Awardees

Please click here to view the names of the most recent recipients of the Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship.

Awardees are personally contacted and informed of their award in mid-May, and their names are posted on our website by the end of May. Please do not contact FCEF about the status of your application.

Scholarship Amounts

$30,000 will be awarded in 2017. The total number and amount of awards will be determined by the independent Scholarship Review Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to this scholarship.

Basic$4ALL (online)

Click here to access our free online financial readiness course, Basic$4ALL (online). You must pass this course and upload your completion certificate to apply for this scholarship. Others may take this course at any time. You can register yourself, and a private password will be sent to you.

Basic$4ALL (mobile)

You can download the free mobile app, Basic$4ALL (mobile), from the App Store. You may substitute Basic$4ALL (mobile) for Basic$4ALL (online) to meet the application requirements, but you must pass it and upload your completion certificate with your application.

Contact

If you have questions or need assistance regarding any First Command Educational Foundation scholarship, please contact FCEF at 877-872-8289 or scholarships@fcef.com.

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