KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Looking for college funds? Brush up those essay writing skills.

Two scholarships announced this week will make you write for the money.

Along with the Fisher House Foundation, the Defense Commissary Agency plans to award at least $1,500 in scholarships per commissary through the Scholarships for Military Children program in 2013.

To apply, “the student must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 — or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university — of a servicemember on active duty, reservist, guardsman, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree,” according to a DeCA news release announcing the scholarship.

Applicants must submit an essay on a topic that will be announced Dec. 3 on the scholarship’s website: Entries must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22.

Another 1,000 euro in scholarships is being offered through the Kaiserslautern American-German Business Club, an organization that promotes business cooperation between the U.S. and Germany.

Applicants must be studying business or business-related courses at the University of Kaiserslautern or studying business-related courses at an accredited university while having a home residence in the Kaiserslautern, Pirmasens, Saarbrücken, Koblenz or Mainz areas, according to a flier announcing the scholarship. Applicants must also have at least a year to go to finish their degree.

To apply, students must submit a cover letter and a 500-to 750-word essay in English explaining how they plan to use their business education to further German-American relations. The application deadline is March 1. For more information and to submit applications, e-mail

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