Scholarship application window for 2020 is closed.



Each year the Arizona Silver Chapter offers three scholarships to high school students or equivalent, to help defray the cost of seeking a higher education. This is a one-time gift that can be earned either during the student’s senior year in high school or during the first year of attendance at a post-secondary education facility.



  • High school student applicants must be a current graduating high school senior (or equivalent). 

  • Applicant category for high school students: a child, stepchild or grandchild of a U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA) member; a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadet; or a general student who is not affiliated with either the USAWOA or the JROTC Department.  

  • All high school student applicants must be from either Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona or Tombstone High School in Tombstone, Arizona; hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Post-secondary student applicants must be a college freshman, and currently enrolled in their first year at a post-secondary education facility; hold a GPA of 3.2 or higher.


A scholarship will be awarded to the best candidate in each of the three categories; one to a relative of a USAWOA member, one to a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and one to a general student (no affiliation necessary).  One to a post-secondary education applicant, only if there are no applicants under one of the previously mentioned categories. Each award will be for the amount of $1,000 payable to the educational institute of choice. 


Application Packet Requirements: 

  • Scholarship Application Form (completed and signed). Available at the bottom of this page.

  • Provide a copy of your high school, trade school or college transcript showing class rank and GPA.

  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a member of your community (Warrant Officer, Clergy, High School Teacher, Coach, Supervisor or Counselor).

  • Provide a brief biography that will allow the evaluators to get to know you better and indicates or explains your future plans, and goals. (Do not exceed two pages)

  • Provide a resume detailing your involvement in volunteer/school/community activities, significant accomplishments, awards and work experience.  Use of a professional format will be evaluated. (Do not exceed two pages)

  • Write a short 2-page essay (500-1000 words) on the topic listed on the application. (Topics will be determined each year)

  • Completed application packet (documents noted above) will be sent to:


USAWOA Arizona Silver Chapter

Attn: Youth Activities Director

P.O. Box 1203

Sierra Vista, AZ 85636


  • Application packet can also be emailed to:

  • All entries must be postmarked or emailed on or before 20 February of each calendar year to be considered.

  • The Scholarship Committee will determine who will be awarded a scholarship NLT 1 May of each calendar year.