AQM Scholarship Information
Congratulations on your decision to apply for the Association of Quartermasters (AQM) scholarship program. We intend to award scholarships to the best qualified applicants, a decision which is based upon multiple criteria. Therefore it is in your best interest to read the entire application and develop a cohesive packet which clearly outlines your strengths. Individuals applying for a scholarship must have some type of affiliation to the Association; meaning a family member or self must be a member for 3 years or more.
The criteria used during the evaluation are based upon your academic records, references, and the essay you write. It is important that you understand that the recommendations and essay are more heavily weighted than your transcripts.
When completing the Personal History Worksheet, list those activities you feel are most important. This worksheet should include academic, professional, athletic, social clubs, and civic organizations you are a member of or have participated in and any associated honors or awards you received from those organizations. You may use a continuation sheet if required. Ensure you spell out any acronyms and be careful of abbreviations.
- Leadership positions include any appointed or elected leadership roles you have or currently hold.
- Academic honors include awards from school, college, or military courses. Community activities and organizations includes non-academic organizations you feel demonstrate your character. This could include, but not limited to; scouting, extracurricular activities (sports, band, choir, and clubs), religious, and volunteer work/organizations (Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, hospital work, etc.).
- Military or professional awards include Employee of the Month, Volunteer of the Quarter/Year, Military Awards/Decorations, etc.
The recommendation is very important in this process. A recommendation from your school counselor or academic advisor is needed if you are attending classes. A recommendation from community leader, religious leader, or military rater will do if you are currently a non-student. Ask them to comment on your leadership skills and potential, support to the local community or volunteer groups, participation in extracurricular activities, etc. More than one recommendation is acceptable.
The essay is a critical part of your application. The essay should be 1,500 words, typed and error free and in APA or MLA Format. Citation format. It will be evaluated on length, content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, etc. The 2017 essay topic is:
TOPIC FOR 2017: Weigh in on minimum wage. Should we increase it to $15.00 and how will this affect the economy. Include two reliable sources that back up your support for or against raising minimum wage.
Your application packet must be postmarked no later than 1 Mar 2017 to:
Association of Quartermasters Scholarship Committee
PO Box 5038
Fort Lee, VA 23801