ARLINGTON, Va. — Military high school students have until March 1 to apply for college scholarships from the Military Officers Association of America.

The organization’s Base/Post Scholarship Program is offering $1,000 individual scholarship grants for the 2003-2004 school year to 100 dependents of active-duty personnel worldwide.

To be eligible, a student must be younger than 24, working on a first undergraduate degree and a dependent child of an active-duty service person — enlisted, warrant officer or officer — in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This includes members of the drilling reserves and National Guard.

Grant winners will be randomly selected from among applicants within each of the seven services. No GPA or SAT scores, essays or membership in MOAA are required. Application is via the MOAA Web site only: Go to and click on “Educational Aid.”

Semi-finalists will be notified by e-mail and the self-check on the Web site by March 30, and winners will be notified in May.

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