The MOPH Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards approximately 75-85 scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year.
In addition, one of the recipients of the MOPH Scholarship is also selected to receive the Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Award. Lt. Michael P. Murphy was killed in action in 2005 in Afghanistan and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. This scholarship is awarded in his memory and funded by the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation of Riverhead, New York.
To be eligible for a MOPH Scholarship, each applicant needs to be a member of one of the following categories: (1) a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, (2) his/her spouse, (3) his/her direct lineal descendent (child, step-child, adopted child, or grandchild), or (4) the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendent of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. Great-grandchildren are not eligible to apply.
Additionally, in order to receive an MOPH Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements: (1) be a graduate or upcoming graduate (current senior) of a high school or GED program, (2) accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded and (3) be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.
To apply, applicants need to complete the MOPH Scholarship Application Form and provide the following supporting materials: (1) original, official high school and/or college transcript, (2) essay of 200-300 words on the subject indicated on the MOPH Scholarship Application Form, (3) two letters of recommendation and (4) a non-refundable $15.00 processing fee. Additionally, applicants should provide detailed information about their extracurricular activities and honors, community and/or military service and employment experience to be competitive.
An applicant can receive a maximum of two MOPH Scholarships awarded in non-consecutive years.
2014-2015 MOPH Scholarship Program: The MOPH Scholarship Committee has selected eighty-three (83) scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 Scholarship Program. CLICK HERE for the list of recipients and alternates. Scholarship recipients are required to submit additional information to complete the award of the scholarship. You may provide this information by using the online form FOUND HERE or the hard copy mailed along with the award letter that you will receive. In either case the information must be received at MOPH Headquarters by June 13, 2014. In addition, all other scholarship applicants will receive a letter.
2015-2016 MOPH Scholarship Program: The application for the 2015-2016 MOPH Scholarship Program is currently being finalized and is not available at this time. Once the application is finalized, it will be posted to this website. The MOPH Scholarship Committee anticipates that the new application will be available in September 2014.
If you have any questions about the MOPH Scholarship Program, please contact one of the Scholarship Co-Chairs above or
Mr. Stewart McKeown at MOPH Headquarters (703-642-5360, Ext 108 or Email: email@example.com)