NEREA SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
NEREA Scholarship Rules
NEREA Scholarship Application
With the cost of higher education escalating, would a little financial assistance from the Navy Exchange Retired Employees Association Scholarship Fund (NEREA) mean the difference of a young man or woman in your family attending a Community College, College or University? The NEREA Fund will offer one-time scholarships for the academic year of 2014, in the amount of $1,000 for Community College and $2,000 for a four-year College or University. Scholarships are primarily funded from the parent Association NEREA, Hampton Roads ALA and individual NEREA members. All donations are tax deductible as the NEREA Scholarship Fund is exempt from Federal Income Tax as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The number of scholarships made available will vary from year to year based on the financial resources of the Scholarship Fund.
All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and achieved a minimum SAT score of 1800 out of 2400 maximum or ACT score of 26. Applicants must be in their last year of high school and less than 21 years of age, and planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or university in the United States commencing in year 2014, and be a permanent US citizen. Those already graduated from high school in any previous year are not eligible for scholarship consideration. Applicants scheduled to attend a Military Academy are ineligible for a NEREA Scholarship. Scholarships are only offered to those students who are natural, adopted, legal ward, children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of any active duty Navy Exchange System (NES) Associate with a minimum of five years of NES employment, or a NEREA member with dues paid through the current year. A non-refundable application fee of $10.00 is required of applicants sponsored by eligible NES Associates. NEREA members with dues paid through the current year are not required to pay this application fee.
The NEREA application must be completed in its entirety and additional sheets may be used if necessary.
Each application must include the respective school academic transcript or the transcript may be forwarded under separate cover by the high school administration. The transcript must include, at least, the first semester of the student’s senior year and must provide SAT or ACT scores.
If these scores are not reflected on the school transcript, the applicant must have the testing agency forward the results directly to the NEREA Scholarship Committee.
The NEREA Scholarship Fund will not be responsible if an applicant is not considered due to application information missing or incomplete.
Upon receipt of your application, eligibility requirements will be verified and those applicants deemed ineligible will be notified in writing. Scholarship award payments will be made directly to the College or University the recipient will be attending, therefore, the successful applicant must subsequently provide the Scholarship Committee a copy of the acceptance letter before any payment will be made. The NEREA Scholarship Committee will complete their selection process and the results will be announced no later than late June 2014. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to financial status, race, color, sex, religion or national origin. The NEREA Selection Committee award recommendations will be final.
MAILING INFORMATION AND CONTACT POINTS:
Completed applications must be forwarded and post marked no later than May 1, 2014 to:
NEREA Scholarship Fund
PO Box 62189
Virginia Beach, VA 23466-2189
For additional information or to request an application, please contact NEREA Scholarship Fund at the above mailing address, or e-mail Bearharper@aol.com . If additional information is required you may contact Bill Harper, Scholarship Fund Chairman at (703)876-8428, or e-mail Bearharper@aol.com, or contact any NEREA Officer or Director.