Read everything before you begin your
2020 Application.

It will save you time and aggravation.

Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied only to tuition charged by the college/university.

If you are a Dependent of a US Navy Sailor

(Active Duty, Retired, Honorably Discharged or Deceased):

  • Child that is a:   
    • High School Senior or current College Student planning to, or currently pursuing full time, your first  Associates, BA or BS at a 2-or-4-year college or university or Industry Certification in the United States. 
    • Up to the age of 22 on March 1st of the year the scholarship is being awarded. 
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  • Spouse that is a:  
    • High School Graduate, Associates, BA or BS or Graduate degree, current College Student planning to or currently pursuing your first Associates, BA or BS, or Graduate degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university in the United States, full or part-time. 
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 Anchor has a TWO PART application! 


Step I – March 1st, 11:59 PM EST 

Step II – April 1st, 11:59 PM EST 

 We offer scholarships that fall into two categories:  

  • Anchor Scholarships (renewables, STEM, annuals) 
    • Sponsor Eligibility Criteria 
      • Surface Warfare Qualification (officer/enlisted) 
      • MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: 6 years in commands under the administrative control of Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT) and/or Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFOR). The time requirement is cumulative and assignments need not be consecutive. 
      • Will also qualify for Ship’s Company Scholarship(s) if those eligibility requirements are met as well. 
    • Deceased SponsorThe dependent child or spouse of any Surface Warfare qualified member of the U.S. Navy (Officer or Enlisted) who died while serving on active duty will qualify, regardless of the length of service of the deceased parent/spouse. You will be asked to submit a copy of the sponsor's Report of Casualty (DD Form 1300). 
  • Ship’s Company Scholarships 
    • Sponsor must have been a member of one, or more, of the below listed ship’s company for a minimum of 1 year
      • USS Arleigh Burke
      • USS Bulkeley 
      • USS Chung-Hoon (Billy Hurley Scholarship) 
      • USS Gettysburg (Billy Hurley Scholarship) 
      • USS Thomas Hudner
    • Does not  need to have a special qualification(s), i.e. Surface 
  • Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria: 
    • Academic performance 
    • Character
    • Extracurricular
    • Financial need

Click on the button below to download the Application Checklist

Create an Account.

  • If you have already created an account, but did not complete STEP I  click here to continue.
  • If you created an account last year and need your username and password contact Scholarshipadmin@AnchorScholarship.com

Create your username and password.

You must use a unique email (i.e. is not shared with other people)

YOU MUST fill in your full name and check the consent box after you create your account otherwise any information you input will NOT be saved. 

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 Once STEP I is completed and reviewed you will receive notice via email to continue with the online scholarship application and you will be given an applicant ID number. This number will be used to enter and complete the Application Section (STEP II) and should be given to individuals who recommend you for this scholarship. Please allow 10 business days from the submission of the pre-qualification form for the scholarship administrator to email you with your applicant ID number.

If you were eligible in the past please email Scholarshipadmin@AnchorScholarship.com                                                                                             

If you forget your username and password contact Scholarshipadmin@AnchorScholarship.com


Step I – March 1st, 11:59 PM EST 

Step II – April 1st, 11:59 PM EST