College and college-bound children of military members are invited to apply for $1,000 scholarships through Homefront America’s American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Program. Twenty-five scholarships will be given.

Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less on one of four topics: “Why I love my country”; “Challenge(s) in my life and how I overcame it/them”; “Of all that my dad/mom have done for me, I am most thankful for …” ; or, “My number one American hero.”

Essays will be judged on originality, length, relationship to topic, grammar and spelling.

Persons ages 16-21 are eligible. They must be children of active-duty, disabled or fallen servicemembers, retirees and activated or deployed guardsmen and reservists.

Deadline for applying is May 30.

Applications are available to download at:

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