The DLA Foundation is pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected to receive a 2021 DLA Foundation scholarship. 
Scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 9th, 2022!
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Learn more on eligibility, important dates, FAQ's, and policy.

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Scholarship applications will be accepted
February 22nd through April 9th 2022 at 11:59pm EST

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Award announcement will be made in late
June 2022

DLA Foundation Scholarship
MG Henry Scholarship
DLA Foundation Scholarship In Honor of Frank Lotts
These scholarships are for close family members of DLA employees; they are the primary type of DLA Foundation scholarships. In 2018, the Foundation awarded 30 such scholarships.  Multiple awards of $1,500 each

Eligibility

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Child, step-child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a current or former DLA civilian or military employee

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Have minimum SAT Total Score of 1000 or a minimum ACT Composite Score of 20

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Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.0; must provide transcript to document

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If already enrolled in college, have their transcripts reflect they are a full-time student with at least 12 semester credit hours or equivalent quarter hours.

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Have a maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index number of 15000 in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report.

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Provide documentation of the close family member’s employment or assignment to DLA (see below for details).

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Appointees to Military Service Academies are not eligible

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DLA Foundation?

The DLA Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization whose members include civilian and military employees and retirees who have served with DLA. The DLA Foundation is dedicated to being a “force for good” by bestowing scholarships and conferring other benefits to former and current DLA employees.

Is the DLA Foundation a nonprofit organization?

Yes, the DLA Foundation is registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What is the purpose and intent of the DLA Foundation Scholarship Program?

The purpose of the DLA Foundation Scholarship Program is to defray the cost of post high school education for students with high-potential and financial need. Scholarships are competitively awarded and can be used for at accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as trade and technical schools that require a high school diploma or equivalent.

Is there only one kind of DLA Foundation Scholarship?

The scholarships for close family members are the primary DLA Foundation scholarships. There are three other scholarships, which are:

1. Through the generosity of MG (Ret.) Charles R. Henry, USA, who served 6 tours in DLA, the DLA Foundation has a scholarship that is focused on military members and their spouses. Please see the separate FAQs on the MG Henry scholarship for eligibility and application information.

2. Through the generosity of an anonymous Friend of the DLA Foundation, the Foundation has a scholarship that is focused on students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors. The scholarship is in honor of Mr. Frank Lotts, a former DLA SES, who was a mentor and inspiration to the entire DLA community.

3. The DLA Foundation will provide scholarships to children of DLA military and civilian employees killed on duty. The scholarships are provided without applications.

Who can apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship?

Close family members of current or former civilian or military DLA employees can apply for scholarships. Close family member is defined as a child, step-child, grandchild, niece, or nephew.

How many scholarships will the DLA Foundation award?

The DLA Foundation will award multiple scholarships each year. Decisions on the scholarship amount and the number of scholarships are made by the Board of Directors. The Board’s decisions consider what best meets educational objectives, without jeopardizing the Foundation’s financial stability. The goal is to award up to 75% of the money available each year in scholarships. All DLA Foundation scholarships are for the same amount.

What are the basic qualifications to apply?

- Be a “close family member” of a current or former civilian or military DLA employee. "Close family member” is defined as a child, step-child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. The applicant must provide documentation of the close family member’s employment or assignment to DLA. This may consist of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or military duty assignment records. Other documentation may be acceptable at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

- Be a high school graduate, a high school senior who will graduate upon completion of his or her senior year, or a college student who has completed at least a semester of undergraduate school or trade/technical school.

- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

- Provide proof of his/her acceptance or enrollment in an accredited college as a full-time student (12 semester credit hours or equivalent quarter hours)

- If a high school student, have a SAT Total Score of 1000 or higher, or an ACT Composite Score of 20 or higher.

- If already enrolled in college, have their transcripts reflect they are a full-time student with at least 12 or more semester credit hours or equivalent quarter hours.

- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index number of $15,000 or less in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR).

- Be a U.S. Citizen.

Does the Scholarship cover multiple years of study?

No, all scholarships are for a single year of study. Eligible applicants may re-apply for successive scholarships on an annual basis, contingent upon the sustainment of at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.

Are DLA Foundation Scholarships renewable?

No. See answer to previous question.

What if I receive another scholarship?

A scholarship award from another source, such as a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship, does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from receiving a DLA Foundation Scholarship. However, acceptance of scholarship aid from other sources that constitutes a "full DLA Foundation Scholarship FAQs – Approval by BoD - Feb 2020 3 scholarship" -- all tuition, room, board, and fees -- will eliminate the applicant from consideration. Service Academy appointees are considered to have full scholarships and cannot apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship

What is the DLA Foundation scholarship selection process?

A call for applications will be issued annually with instructions on how to apply, due dates, and other pertinent information. Selection criteria will be established and approved by the Board of Directors in advance of the application period. A selection committee will be named and will sort through the applications, rank and rate the applicants and select the winners in accordance with the established selection criteria. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as recipients.

How do I apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship?

Applicants must complete the DLA Foundation Scholarship Application Form and provide the
documents required as attachments. Only completed applications received by the published
deadline will be considered. Failure to provide all required information is grounds for rejection.
Applications are submitted online to https://dlafoundation.awardspring.com

When are applications due for the DLA Foundation Scholarship program?

The DLA Foundation will publish the application deadline and the schedule for evaluations and award announcements each year at www.dla-foundation.org . Generally, applications will announced in the first quarter of the calendar year, and awards will be announced in the second quarter.

What are the Selection Criteria?

Applicants are evaluated on merit and financial need. The criteria are:

1. Scholastic achievement (Grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores)
2. Financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR))
3. Notable achievement (Leadership and participation in school, community, athletic or other organizations)
4. Personal essay

The relative importance of each factor is assigned a weight to provide additional objectivity in the selection process. Weighting is recommended by the Scholarship Program Committee and approved or adjusted annually by the DLA Foundation Board of Directors. The DLA Foundation Scholarship Program Selection Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or religious preference.

How will the Scholarship funds be distributed?

Funds will be provided directly to the educational institution.

Will the DLA Foundation keep records of award recipients?

Yes, the DLA Foundation Scholarship Committee will maintain case histories on scholarship awards.

How is my personal information protected?

All involved in the evaluation process sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). 
Applicant information – other than that of scholarship recipients (Name, city, associated DLA organization) for publication -- is not shared outside of the evaluation committee.

How does the DLA Foundation address possible Conflicts of Interest?

If evaluators believe they recognize an applicant they will notify the Administrator and the Administrator will reassign the evaluation to another evaluation. The Administrator does not perform evaluations. 

The Board of Directors is not involved in any aspect of evaluating scholarship applications and assigning scores to them.
Through the generosity of MG (Ret.) Charles R. Henry, USA, who served 6 tours in DLA, the DLA Foundation has a scholarship that is focused on military members and their families.  One award of $2,500

Eligibility

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Be a current or former, or spouse of a military member who has served in a DLA position and is a wounded warrior.

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Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.0; must provide transcript to document

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Provide proof of his/her acceptance or enrollment in a trade or technical school or an accredited college.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DLA Foundation?

The DLA Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization whose members include civilian and military employees and retirees who have served with DLA. The DLA Foundation is dedicated to being a “force for good” by bestowing scholarships and conferring other benefits to former and current DLA employees.

Is the DLA Foundation a nonprofit organization?

Yes, the DLA Foundation is registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What is the purpose and intent of the MG Henry Scholarship Program?

The purpose of MG Henry DLA Foundation Scholarship Program is to defray the cost of training or post high school education for military members or their families (spouses, children, grandchildren) with financial need and merit. The Scholarships is competitively awarded and can be used for trade and technical schools as well as accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities.

The Scholarship is limited to wounded warriors or their spouses, and priority is given to retraining for economic employment or rehabilitation purposes. The program recognizes the sacrifice, courage, and dedication of members of the Armed Forces in defense of the nation.

Who can apply for a MG Henry DLA Foundation Scholarship?

Current or former military members of DLA who are wounded warriors, and their spouses.

How many MG Henry scholarships will the DLA Foundation award?

There will be one scholarship awarded each year, for $2,500.

What are the basic qualifications to apply?

Applicants must be a high school graduate, a high school senior who will graduate upon completion of his or her senior year, or a college student who has completed at least a semester of undergraduate school or trade/technical school. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Proof of acceptance into an accredited college or trade/technical school as a full-time student (12 semester hours or equivalent).

Does the Scholarship cover multiple years of study?

No, all scholarships are for a single year of study. Eligible applicants may re-apply for successive scholarships on an annual basis, contingent upon the sustainment of at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, and no adverse disciplinary or academic probation.

Are DLA Foundation Scholarships renewable?

No. See answer to previous question.

What if I receive another scholarship?

A scholarship award from another source, such as a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship, does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from receiving a DLA Foundation Scholarship. However, acceptance of scholarship aid from other sources that constitutes a "full DLA Foundation Scholarship FAQs – Approval by BoD - Feb 2020 3 scholarship" -- all tuition, room, board, and fees -- will eliminate the applicant from consideration. Service Academy appointees are considered to have full scholarships and cannot apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship

What is the MG Henry DLA Foundation scholarship selection process?

Applicants must complete the DLA Foundation Scholarship Application Form and provide the documents required as attachments. Only completed applications received by the published deadline will be considered. Failure to provide all required information is grounds for rejection. Applications are submitted on line to https://dlafoundation.awardspring.com.

When are applications due for the MG Henry DLA Foundation Scholarship program?

The DLA Foundation will publish the application deadline and the schedule for evaluations and award announcements each year at www.dla-foundation.org. Generally, applications will announced in the first quarter of the calendar year, and awards will be announced in the second quarter.

What are the Selection Criteria?

Applicants are evaluated on the purpose of training, merit, and financial need. The criteria are:

- Purpose of Training (Wounded warrior family's financial support, wounded warrior rehabilitation or training)
- Scholastic achievement (Grade point average, class rank, standardized test scores)
- Financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR))
- Notable achievement (Leadership and participation in school, community, athletic or other organizations)

The relative importance of each factor is assigned a weight to provide additional objectivity in the selection process. Weighting is recommended by the Scholarship Program Committee and approved or adjusted annually by the DLA Foundation Board of Directors. The DLA Foundation Scholarship Program Selection Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or religious preference.

How will the Scholarship funds be distributed?

Funds will be provided directly to the educational institution.

Will the DLA Foundation keep records of award recipients?

Yes, the DLA Foundation Scholarship Committee will maintain case histories on scholarship awards.

How is my personal information protected?

All involved in the evaluation process sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). The application website is a secure site. Applicant information resides on the website and is not shared via email.

How does the DLA Foundation address possible Conflicts of Interest?

If evaluators believe they recognize an applicant through other information, they will notify the Administrator and the Administrator will reassign the evaluation to another evaluation. The Administrator does not perform evaluations. 

The Board of Directors is not involved in any aspect of the evaluation process. They do not know the awardees until the selections have been made
DLA Foundation Scholarship In Honor Of (IHO) Mr. Frank Lotts

Through the generosity of an anonymous Friend of the DLA Foundation, the Foundation has a scholarship that is focused on students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The scholarship is IHO Mr. Frank Lotts, a former DLA SES, who was an inspiration to the entire DLA community.  One award of $2,000

Eligibility

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Child, step-child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a current or former DLA civilian or military employee

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Minimum Grade Point Average: 3.0; must provide transcript to document

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Have minimum SAT Total Score of 1000 or a minimum ACT Composite Score of 20.

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If already enrolled in college, have their transcripts reflect they are a full-time student with at least 12 semester credit hours or equivalent quarter hours.

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Have a maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index number of 15000 in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report.

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Provide documentation of the close family member’s employment or assignment to DLA (see below for details).

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Student must be pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).

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Appointees to Military Service Academies are not eligible

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose and intent of the DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?

The purpose of Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts is to defray the cost of college education for close relatives (spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews) of DLA current or former civilian or military members with financial need and merit who are pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Scholarships are competitively awarded and can be used for accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities. 

The program recognizes the service of Mr. Frank Lotts, a former DLA SES, who was a mentor and inspiration to the entire DLA community. The scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor.

Who can apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?

Close family members of current or former civilian or military members of DLA who are pursuing degrees in STEM.

How many DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts will the DLA Foundation award?

There will be one scholarship awarded each year, for $2,000.

What are the basic qualifications to apply?

The DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts will be awarded to the highest scoring DLA Foundation Scholarship applicant who:

- Has completed at least a semester of undergraduate school, and
- Is majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)

With the exception of the two items above, the criteria are the same as those for the DLA Foundation Scholarship.
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