By: Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor
Of the six available Leadership Scholarships, the one that provides money for military spouses and adults enrolling in college beyond the enrollment age for other scholarships is the Tinker Federal Civic Leaders Scholarship.
This is for military spouses (E1-E6) and adult civilians (24 or older). While there is a deadline applied to all Leadership Scholarships, military spouses who wish to apply are exempt from the deadline and Oklahoma residency requirements if the military member is stationed in Oklahoma.
The advisors for Tinker Federal Civic Leaders are Dr. Kent Lashley and Lisa Will.
This scholarship began in the 2008 Fall Semester, and was due to an annual commitment from the Tinker Federal Credit Union. This was the first program to offer scholarship opportunities to military spouses and adult civilian students, and requires its members to participate and complete a leadership project in conjunction with Tinker Air Force Base.
While in the scholarship program, the members are instructed in four leadership qualities that include character training, communication skills, teamwork and civic engagement.
Scholarships are an important resource during college. All Leadership scholarships provide a tuition waiver as well as money toward books and fees. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 5. Applications are online at rose.edu, or pick up the Admissions Application and Leadership Scholarship Packet in the Student Welcome Center.