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NSF Scholarship Program 2020 (Cycle 1) FAQ’s

Who is eligible to apply?

Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships:

  • Active Duty SEALs, their spouses and dependent children
  • Active Duty SWCC, their spouses and dependent children
  • Active Duty NSW Support Personnel on the 2nd tour, their spouses and dependent children
  • SEAL and SWCC Veterans

DEVGRU Scholarships:

  • Dependent high school and college age dependent children of SEALs, SWCCs, and direct military support personnel who are currently working, or have previously worked, at DEVGRU
  • Spouses of SEALs, SWCCs, and direct military support personnel who are currently working, or have previously worked, at DEVGRU

When does the application close?

The first cycle of NSF scholarship in 2020 opened on January 2nd and closes at midnight EST on Friday, February 14th.

What is included in the NSF application?

Transcripts, 500-word essay, and 2nd tour verification letters may be required.

What transcripts do I upload?

Unofficial transcripts.

What is a SECOND NSW tour verification letter?

Active Duty NSW SUPPORT will be required to upload a letter from their current command leadership verifying their two NSW tours. The two NSW tours do not need to be consecutive.

What do I select if I do not have SAT/ ACT scores to report?

Those applicants can select Military Exempt to move forward with the application.

How are scholarships awarded?

NSFs scholarships are merit-based. Scholarships are reviewed and scored by an outside review committee. Merit-based scholarship awards are non-transferrable to other applicants or family members.

Do scholarship awards expire?

If awarded, applicants have up to one year to use scholarship funds.

What can scholarship award funds be used for?

NSF scholarships can be used toward academic-related expenses through institutions. Scholarship awards cannot be used for reimbursement for prior academic expenses. NSF makes scholarship awards payments to educational institutions, not individuals. Scholarship checks are mailed to the recipient’s home address for them to forward to the school.

Who do I contact for questions on the DevGru scholarship?

Questions regarding the DevGru application or service eligibility should be directed to nswinfo55@gmail.com

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