ARLINGTON, Va. — The Military Officers Association of America officially kicked off its 2005 “Base/Post Scholarship program Nov. 1, offering $1,000 scholarships to 50 dependents of active-duty personnel worldwide.

Eligible students must be under age 24, working on a first undergraduate degree and must be a dependent child of active-duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve personnel, former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The scholarships will be awarded randomly; no GPA, SAT or essays are needed and parents do not need to be MOAA members.

Dependents have to apply online at Click on “Educational Aid” on left side of the opening page. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2005, at noon, Eastern Standard time. Winners will be notified in May.

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