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Scholarship Announcement 2021-2022 (JROTC)

The Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Scholarship Program

A number of scholarships will be awarded during the 2021 – 2022 school year to eligible graduating seniors. This year, the Coronado Chapter will be offering both non-JROTC and JROTC Scholarships. Visit the non-JROTC Scholarship announcement for more information about that scholarship.

Two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded during the 2021-22 school year to graduating seniors enrolled in the JROTC Programs at Buena High School and/or Tombstone High School.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. The applicants must be 2022 Graduating Seniors from Buena or Tombstone High Schools.
  2. The applicants must be enrolled and satisfactorily participating in the Buena or Tombstone High Schools’ JROTC Program.
  3. The applicant must have an overall academic Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in JROTC classes.
  5. The applicant must enroll in a community college, a college, a university, or military/service academy.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

  1. Scholastic Standing in high school.
  2. Involvement, scholastic standing and leadership in JROTC.
  3. Involvement and leadership in school and/or community activities.
  4. Timely submission of a properly completed application:

Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 March 2022, and received no later than 6 pm on 6 March 2022.  Applications must be mailed or personally delivered to: Susan Atchison-Day, Scholarship Director, MOAA Coronado Chapter, PO Box 394, Sonoita, AZ. 85637-0394.

  • Favorable endorsement by the Senior Army Instructor, Buena High School or Tombstone High School JROTC Program.  Include JROTC class standing and GPA.
  • Endorsements from at least two Teachers, Coaches, work supervisors or other adults that are familiar with the student’s leadership abilities and potential.

JROTC Scholarship Application

In addition to the Coronado Chapter’s Scholarship Program, the national level MOAA organization offers various educational assistance programs such as interest-free loans and grants to qualified students.  You may visit the National MOAA website at www.moaa.org to learn more about MOAA educational assistance.

POINT OF CONTACT (POC):  Susan Atchison-Day, Ed.D., MOAA Coronado Chapter Scholarship Director, 915-588-9282 (cell), or mtnridinglady@yahoo.com.

Scholarship Announcement 2021-2022 (non-JROTC)

The Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is pleased to announce the 2021 – 2022 Scholarship Programs.

A number of scholarships will be awarded during the 2021 – 2022 school year to eligible graduating seniors. This year, the Coronado Chapter will be offering both non-JROTC and JROTC Scholarships. Visit the JROTC Scholarship announcement for more information about that scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. The applicant must be a 2022 Graduating Senior from one of the following high schools: Benson, Bisbee, Bowie, Buena, Douglas, Patagonia, San Simon, St. David, Tombstone, Valley Union, Willcox, a certified Charter High School or a certified Home School Program in the geographic area covered by the above high schools.
  2. The applicant’s parent, grandparent, or legal guardian must be active duty military, retired (20+ year career) military, an active reservist in drill status, or National Guard Member.
  3. The applicant must have an overall academic Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The applicant must enroll in a community college, a college, a university, military/service academy, or trade school.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

  1. Scholastic Standing in high school.
  2. Involvement and leadership in school and/or community activities.
  3. Timely submission of a properly completed application.
    a. Applications must be received no later than 6pm, 6 March 2022, whether mailed or delivered in person.
    b. Applications must be personally given to the POC, or mailed to: Susan Atchison-Day, Scholarship Director, MOAA Coronado Chapter, PO Box 394, Sonoita, AZ 85637. If mailed, the application must be postmarked NLT 1 March 2022.
    c. Favorable endorsement by the high school principal or designated authority.
    d. Candidates are encouraged to submit additional letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers, coaches, and supervisors.

Non-JROTC Application Form

In addition to the Coronado Chapter’s Scholarship Program, the national level MOAA organization offers various educational assistance programs such as interest-free loans and grants to qualified students.  You may visit the National MOAA website at www.moaa.org to learn more about MOAA educational assistance.


POINT OF CONTACT (POC): Susan Atchison-Day, Ed.D., Scholarship Director, MOAA Coronado Chapter, 915-588-9282 (cell), or mtnridinglady@yahoo.com

VA Mobile Apps for PTSD

VA mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and support. They also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier. There are apps for iOS and Android devices.

PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often needs professional evaluation and treatment. These apps are not intended to replace needed professional care.

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/fslist_mobile_apps.asp

Cellular discounts

In the last Retired Military Newsletter, they mentioned discounts veterans are due for cell phone service. They explained it was a requirement included in the Federal Telecommunications Act 1996 Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present. They listed the companies and phone numbers:

Cingular (19% discount) 800-319-6393
T-Mobile (22% discount) 866-646-4688
Sprint (15% discount) 888-788-4727
Nextel (18% discount) 800-639-6111
Verizon (23% discount) 800-922-0204

The simplest way was to go to the local office and show them your ID (or DD Form 214). It is quick & easy.

Free and Discount Tickets for Veterans

Veteran Tickets Foundation’s website, Vettix.org, is available for active duty and veterans to obtain free tickets or discounts on activities throughout the nation. This great group started in Arizona a few years ago by veterans.

After you sign up by submitting a DD214, you only have to pay the postage for many venues. This includes baseball tickets — many Cactus League games this year were included — and plays at such places as Gammage auditorium. There are many small theaters that offer tickets including in Wickenburg and Tucson. NASCAR and the Phoenix Open were just some of the many special events that helped veterans save money.

Tickets given away to date: 344,309. They have given tickets away in all 50 states. Arizona, Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Washington, D.C. received among the most donations. Distribution has included veterans, 13 percent; active military, 21 percent; military organizations, 2 percent and military bases, 64 percent.

They are working to have more veterans sign up online. In 2010, the organization ran at 94.5 percent, which means that 94.5 cents of every dollar went back out the door to their verified veterans. For 2011, they are in the 98-99 percent range. They have been approved for the Combined Federal Campaign charity list. They are waiting to hear back about their Arizona State Combined Campaign charity list.

To register, you need to send your DD214 by either fax, scan or mail. Leaving for the summer? You may transfer by logging in your number to the next destination.