Application

The 2024 Application is now CLOSED.

We’ll see you in October!

Anchor Scholarships provide tuition assistance for Surface Navy family members pursuing a first-time industry certification two- or four-year degrees, and for some, a graduate degree.

Anchor Scholarships fall under two categories: Foundation Scholarships and Ship’s Company Scholarships.

Please review the eligibility criteria for each type of scholarship, then apply for the one that gives you the most options.

Foundation Scholar

  • Dependent child or spouse of a US Navy sailor (active, retired, honorably discharged), now referred to as Sponsor.
  • Sponsor must have a Surface Warfare qualification (SWO/ESWS)
  • Sponsor must have served 6 years (active duty) in commands under the administrative control of Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT) and/or  US Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFOR).
    • Sponsors (1110 Surface Warfare Officer Only) may utilize service on CVNs toward the 6 year (active duty) requirement.
  • The time requirement is cumulative and assignments need not be consecutive.

Will be considered for:

  • Foundation Scholarships
  • The Raytheon-Zumwalt Scholarship
  • The T. Nash Broaddus DECO Scholarship
  • The RADM James Prout III Memorial Scholarship (additionally, must reside in the San Diego area)
  • The Leidos STEM Scholarship
  • The Rolls-Royce STEM Scholarship
  • The Austal USA STEM Scholarship (additionally, must reside in the greater Washington DC area, San Diego County or the state of Alabama)

As well as any Ship’s Company scholarships for which the student’s sponsor meets the qualification.

Ship’s Company Scholar

  • Dependent child or spouse of a US Navy sailor (active, retired, honorably discharged), now referred to as Sponsor
  • Sponsor must have been assigned to Ship’s Company for a minimum of 1 year

Will be considered for:

  • The USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) Scholarship
  • The Arleigh Burke Association Scholarship
    • USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)
  • The Arleigh Burke Trust Scholarship
    • USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)
  • The USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Scholarship
  • The USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) Scholarship​​
  • The Billy Hurley III Scholarship
    • USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)
    • OR USS Gettysburg (CG 64)
  • The USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) Scholarship
USS Bulkeley Emblem
USS Arleigh Burke
USS Chung Hoon
USS Cincinnati
USS Gettysburg
USS Thomas Hudner

2022 Applications are currently closed.

We’ll see you in October!