Anchor Scholarship Foundation exists to make college more affordable for Surface Navy families. It’s an investment in deserving scholars and everything that they will bring to our communities, to this country and to the world.
In 1980, the SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation was chartered by the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Officer’s Wives Club to provide financial assistance to qualified dependents of current and former members of the Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic.
Through increased donations over the years, support of Fleet personnel, and successful fundraising efforts and events, the Foundation grew. With its growth and success, the time had come to expand the Foundation to include Naval Surface Forces, Pacific, which did not have a similar scholarship program.
On July 1, 2004 the SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation was rechartered to encompass both commands and provide scholarship opportunities for all Naval Surface Force dependents. And so it became the Anchor Scholarship Foundation.
This year, Anchor Scholarship Foundation was able to distribute 41 scholarships totaling over $139,000.