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Scholarship Name:
University of Maryland Global College (UMGC)/Blewitt Foundation/National Military Family Association ‘Pillars of Strength’ Scholarship
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered through UMGC to UMGC students.
Award Amount:
Full-tuition/Fees/Course Supplies
Number of Scholarships:
Multiple awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s) Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1) May be a spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, step-sibling, fiancé, child, stepchild, or friend of a service member or veteran who became wounded, injured, or ill in the line-of-duty after September 11, 2001; 2) Must serve as a caregiver, either as a VA-designated caregiver or a DoD-designated non-medical attendant (NMA), to a qualifying service member or veteran; 3) Must be enrolled/enrolling, if selected, in a degree or certificate program at the University of Maryland Global College (UMGC) with a min. of six (6) academic credits per term for undergraduate students or three (3) academic credits per term for graduate students during the Fall and Spring terms; 4) Demonstrated financial need; 5)  FAFSA required; 6) Proof of caregiver role required.
NOTE:  Supporting documentation MUST be submitted via email to

Nationwide (US), International
Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):
Online application
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be a high school graduate
Category (Select all that apply):
Need-based, Military/Veteran Status, School/College
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
University of Maryland Global Campus
1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland  20774
Telephone:  (855) 655-8682

Deadline: April 30, 2020 (NLT 11:59 p.m. EST) (receipt date) (extended deadline)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).