Army Women's Foundation Announces 2013 Legacy Scholarships

Jan 08, 2013, 10:09 ET from U.S. Army Women's Foundation

Applications Being Taken Now Through Feb. 1st, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Women's Foundation (AWF) today begins taking applications for their 2013 Legacy Scholarships.  Tens of thousands of dollars in support is available to Army women and their lineal descendants, earning various certificates or undergraduate degrees at community colleges, or 4-year institutions. The awards are based on merit, academic potential, community service and need. 

Applications are available online at and must be post-marked by February 1st, 2013.  The winners will be announced at the AWF Annual Symposium and Hall of Fame Luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. March 12, 2013.  The event will also recognize Army women who have paved the way for others, including Women Who Served in the Korean War, on the conflict's 60th anniversary. A symposium will explore issues facing Army women as they transition into civilian careers, family or further military service.

Last year, seven women were awarded Legacy Scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 - $2,500.  The winners ranged from active duty to retired soldiers; some were single mothers, and at least one was a wounded warrior.

"An important part of our mission at AWF is to provide this support for women to achieve their career goals," says AWF President Dee McWilliams. "At a time when education costs are going up, we need to give a boost for Army women to succeed in all phases of their lives. The Legacy Scholarships are a great help to many women who may not otherwise get their degrees."

The U.S. Army Women's Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which fosters education excellence through its scholarship program, serves as a national network for today's Army women, and is a dynamic advocate for recording the history of Army women.  It is dedicated to women who serve or have served in the U.S. Army. Originally established in 1969, the Foundation is headquartered in Fort Lee, Va.  For more information, visit

SOURCE U.S. Army Women's Foundation