Overview

Rationale:

The Graduate Corps Cadet Post-High School Education Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to graduate corps cadets who desire to enroll in an accredited program of Post-High school education. This could be a four year college, junior college, technical school, trade school, etc.

This scholarship is designed to be an incentive for students to engage and complete the corps cadet program. By completing the full course, leaders will have additional time for discipling and equipping young people in their leadership skills and Bible knowledge. We hope this encourages all interested young people to participate in this excellent discipleship program.


General Guideline:

A graduate corps cadet will receive $1,000.00 per year (a maximum of $4,000.00) over a four year period for Post-High school education, undergraduate or graduate studies. The Graduate Corps Cadet Post-High School Education Scholarship is not retroactive for previous years of completed Post-High school education.


Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Graduate Corps Cadet Post-High School Education Scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be a graduate corps cadet of the U.S.A. Central Territory, completing 5 years/10 courses. Official records will be verified at territorial headquarters.
  2. Be an active senior soldier in good standing from the Central Territory. An active senior soldier in good standing means that the student is adhering to the Soldier’s Covenant and regularly attending a local corps during the time of the scholarship if a corps is located near the institution of their choice. If a corps is not near the school, they must regularly be attending a local church.
  3. Be a full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) student in an accredited institution of higher education and maintain a 2.0 or above GPA during the entire school term.
  4. Be under the age of 26 at the time of application.

Application Process

Obtain application from one of the following:

  • The Territorial Youth Department’s website: centralyouthnetwork.com
  • Your Divisional Youth Secretary

Applications must be completed and submitted to the Territorial Youth Department by August 15th for each academic year.

Late applications will not be accepted.
By mail: Territorial Youth Department, 5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
By email: [email protected]


Graduate Corps Cadet’s Responsibility:

  1. Fill out the application – type or print legibly. Incomplete applications cannot be processed
          Attach the following information:

    1. FIRST YEAR of post-high school education
      • An official high school transcript
      • Acceptance letter from the institution you will be attending
      • Proof of registration from the institution showing the total number of hours for which you are enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours)
    2. 2ND, 3RD, or 4TH YEAR of post-high school education
      • A copy of the most recent transcript indicating the cumulative number of credits earned AND the cumulative grade point average from the institution you most recently attended
      • Proof of registration from the institution you will be attending showing the total number of hours for which you are enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours)
    3. GRADUATE students
      • Acceptance letter from the institution you will be attending
      • Attach proof of registration from the institution you will be attending showing the total number of hours for which you are enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 9 credit hours or 3 courses for a graduate student)
    4. CADETS, second year may apply provided the four year maximum has not previously been met and they meet the age eligibility
      • A copy of the most recent transcript indicating the cumulative number of credits earned AND the cumulative grade point average from the School for Officer’s Training
  2. Submit the completed application to your corps officer and all required documentation as mentioned above. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

The Corps Officer’s Responsibility:

  1. Verify the applicant’s active involvement (attendance and participation at the corps) in The Salvation Army.
  2. Verify the name of the church the student has been attending during the semester if there is not a Salvation Army near the institution the student is attending.
  3. Sign the completed application.
  4. Forward the application to the Territorial Youth Department by August 15th for each academic year. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Territorial Headquarters’ Responsibility:

  1. The Territorial Youth Department will verify the applicant’s graduate corps cadet standing and that all the documentation has been submitted.
  2. The Officer Resource and Development Department will process the funds and keep records of monies awarded to each student.

Payment:

  1. Payment for the approved amount will be issued by direct deposit to the indicated account. Please contact us if you are working with a matching grant.
  2. A direct deposit form will be sent with your graduate corps cadet approval letter. Funds will be dispersed once this form has been completed and returned to by email to [email protected]
  3. Should the student drop classes so they are not carrying a full load, the funds must be returned to the Officer Resource and Development Department at Territorial Headquarters.
  4. The grant shall not exceed $1000.00 per academic year.

The total amount an applicant can receive will be $4.000.00 over the course of four years.


Click here to create your Graduate Corps Cadet Post-High School Education Scholarship Application

*THE LINK WILL ONLY WORK IN FIREFOX OR CHROME. IT WILL REQUIRE ALL INFORMATION FILLED OUT AND PAPERWORK ATTACHED BEFORE THE APPLICATION CAN BE SUBMITTED.