The MCSC raises money every year to aid Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and the surrounding Marne Community through college scholarships and grants.
13 Scholarships Awarded
7 Grants Awarded
MCSC provides merit-based scholarships for eligible military family members of the Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and Low County Communities. Scholarships are granted based on academic achievement, community and extracurricular involvement, essays and letter of recommendation.
Applications are open to military dependents who satisfy one of the following criteria: graduating senior from high school in the 2021-2022 year, continuing education student, or initial/continuing education student and spouse.
The 2021-2022 application is available. To review the scholarship application instructions, please click the appropriate button below. All scholarship applications must be completed using the online form available at the link below. To fill out the online scholarship application, please ensure you have an active google email account (gmail.com). Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Aryanna plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall after graduating from Long County High School. Aryanna has a CNA license and works at a local nursing home. She plays softball for Long County and is in the FFA club there. Her community service activities include highway cleanup and cemetery cleanup.
Gabriella remained on the Principal's list every semester at all 3 high schools she attended while also volunteering for Kansas City Pet Project and making blankets for Children's Mercy Blanket Drive She will graduate from Richmond Hill High School and attend Seattle University in the fall
MacKenzie is a homeschool student and graduated early, at the age of 16, but chose to spend a couple years gaining work experience before going to college. The last 2 years MacKenzie has volunteered at Coastal Pet Rescue. She has been accepted into the Biology program at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. You have a bright future MacKenzie!
Connor is a dual enrollee student at Bradwell Institute and Georgia Southern University this year. Connor serves as student council President and volunteers with Pack Savannah and Operation Homefront. He is football captain at Bradwell University and works at Chick-fil-A. Well deserved!
Mecca Aikens! Mecca is finishing up her third year at Mercer University where she studies Political Science and minoring in Law & Public Policy and Philosophy. She has been on the Dean and President's list every semester in attendance. Mecca is currently the President of 2 clubs at Mercer University, Pre-Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and Iota Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Congratulations to scholarship recipient Elena Millanez! Elena plans to attend Northern Arizona University this fall after graduating from Liberty County High School with a 4.1 GPA. Elena has served as a camp counselor at Camp Intervention and Discover Camp. She also participated in Drama Club and Marching band while maintaining a stellar GPA. Go get em' Elena!
MCSC also provides grants to local organizations that serve the Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and surrounding areas. Organizations interested in applying for the MCSC Grant Fund must submit a Grant Request Application. The open application period is December 1 ending March 1. All applications must be received within this period in order to qualify for the spring disbursement. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC®) supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. The $500 grants will go towards the "For the Sake of the Child" podcast to offer resources to military families. Congrats MCEC and thanks for all you do for our milkids.
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive -not simply struggle to get by- in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. The $800 grant is headed to serve over 150 military families at Fort Stewart, GA in December with the Holiday Meals for Military Program. This program is two-fold: we help alleviate some of the financial costs associated with the holidays while allowing families the opportunity to reconnect, strengthen bonds, and create memories together that will last a lifetime.
150 x $25 grocery gift cards=$3,750
150 x $30 grocery items*= $4,500
Thanks for your mission to help our families!
United Through Reading
United Through Reading (UTR) connects military families who are separated —for deployment or military assignment—by providing the bonding experience of shared storytime. UTR is a 2021 Grant Recipient and will receive $300 to help distribute recordable books to the families stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Also, big shout out and thank you for the books you sent to help our 1BDE families before they deployed. You guys rock and congrats on your grant!
National Veteran Resoruces
National Veteran Resources, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans and families prevent suicide. The $600 grant received is sending one hero to a Veteran Life Coach for 8 weeks. The life coach will provide:
-8 weeks of Counseling through the Counselors of HicksStrong
-8 weeks of Life Coaching
-Mentorship matching: Veteran to local Veteran mentor meet up
-Off base Chaplain Services
-MAVS (Mothers Against Veteran Suicide)) Suicide Prevention Training
MCSC has provided this training to one Veteran in need!
SD Gunner Fund
We want to highlight the local non-profits that received a Grant from us in 2021. Kicking things off is SD Gunner Fund which is a charity organization that assists Veterans and disabled children. The $2,500 grant they received will train 3 dogs for 3 families and help to cover the vet care and pet supplies.