Each year beginning in 1984, The Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America has awarded Scholarship grants to descendants and wards of active duty or retired members of the Uniformed Services of the United States (includes Regular, National Guard or Reserve enlisted and officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA or USPHS). The quantity and value of the scholarships vary from year to year. In 2007, we awarded 12 scholarships worth $3,500 each. In 2008, we awarded 10 scholarships worth $3,500 each and from 2009 through 2012 we awarded 10 scholarships worth $3,000 each. In 2013, nine scholarships worth $3,000 were awarded and in 2014 and 2015, ten scholarships worth $3000 were awarded. $570,000 has been given to recipients since 1984. A list of all scholarships awarded throughout the years can be viewed here.
The Scholarship Selection Committee accepts applications starting on 1 January of each year. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 June. Late applications will not be accepted! The Scholarships are presented at the monthly MOAACC Luncheon in July. The recipient is a guest of the Chapter and any family or friends are welcome at the regular price of $16.00 per person. If the recipient cannot attend, one family member may accept for her/him with no charge for the lunch.
DONATIONS TO THE MOAACC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Distinguished Donors (over $1,000) Named Scholarship Donors (over $10,000)
The goal of the MOAACC Scholarship Corporation is to obtain
a scholarship fund of $1,000,000 raised from donations and investments so that
10 scholarship grants worth $5,000 each can be awarded to promising future
leaders of our country on an annual basis.
Your continued help is needed for the scholarship fund to
reach its goal. How can you help?
donate funds to honor (In honor of) living
family members, friends and associates throughout the year. Occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries,
achievements, and thank-you notes are great ways to honor people to let them
know you are thinking of them, wishing them well, and want to stay in contact
with them. Donors contributing $500 or more
will be our guest at the July scholarship luncheon.
You can donate funds to memorialize (In memory of)
family members, friends and associates throughout the year. “Donations in Lieu of Flowers” and annual
remembrances are perfect ways to memorialize people you love and cherish. Donors contributing $500 or more will be our
guest at the July scholarship luncheon.
You can donate to the scholarship fund drive
held annually from April through June.
Your generosity during this campaign, combined in mass with the
generosity of other members and contacts, will ensure that the scholarship
corporation continues to award significant scholarship grants to worthy
students who will become future leaders of our country. Donors contributing $500 or more will be our
guest at the July scholarship luncheon.
You can become a ‘Distinguished Donor’ by
donating $1,000 or more. A Distinguished
Donor will be recognized as below.
guest at the next July scholarship luncheon.
Present a one-time scholarship grant in the
donor’s name to a winning student at the July scholarship luncheon.
Receive a Distinguished Donor certificate.
Have the donor’s name engraved on the
Distinguished Donors plaque displayed at the Tides club and be prominently displayed on our website here.
Be our guest at various social activities held by
the scholarship corporation for one year.
You can become a ‘Named Scholarship’ donor by
donating $10,000 or more. A Named
Scholarship donor will be recognized as below.
Be our guest at every July scholarship luncheon.
Present a scholarship grant in the donor’s name
to a winning student at every July scholarship luncheon.
Receive a Named Scholarship Donor certificate.
Receive a Named Scholarship trophy.
Have the donor’s name engraved on the Named
Scholarship Donor plaque displayed at the Tides club and be prominently displayed on our website here.
Be our guest at various social activities held
by the scholarship corporation.
Please donate online at our secure link or mail your donations to:
MOAACC Scholarship Fund
Patrick AFB, FL 32925-4708.
SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BrigGen Gordon P. (Bat) Masterson, USAF Ret, Chairman
Bates, AUX, Secretary
Turner, USA Ret, Treasurer
CAPT Ernest Joy, USN Ret, Director
CDR Fred Reeg Jr., USN Ret, Director
Col Susan Neugebauer, USAF Ret, Director
CDR Courtney Yelle, USN Ret, Director
SCHOLARSHIP FINANCE COMMITTEE
LTC Steve Turner, USA Ret, Treasurer
Mrs. Roslyn Bates, AUX, Asst. Treasurer
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE
CAPT Ernest Joy, USN Ret, Chairman
CW3 Daniel Smith, Secretary
Col Mark Hiebert, USAF Ret
Hamm, USAR Ret
McRae, USN Ret
Cozette Merritt, AUX
1LT Cheri Hawes, USA
SCHOLARSHIP DONOR RECRUITMENT CHAIRMAN
CDR A. Courtney Yelle, USN Ret