The Bob Feller Act of Valor Scholarship Program

Building Future Leaders

New Scholarship Program for 2021

We are excited to announce that we have added a new Spouse Scholarship category and have expanded eligibility to include graduate students applicants.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, through the unique intersection of baseball and the US Navy, recognizes and honors those who support our nation’s service and uses the Bob Feller story to educate the youth of today on the lessons of citizenship, service to country and sacrifice in times of great national need.

The foundation’s ongoing mission is to acknowledge and support the sacrifices made by service members, veterans and their families. As part of this commitment, the foundation will provide financial support for students, service members, veterans and their spouses.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2021.

Recipients will be notified by mail and acknowledged at the annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Ceremony in Washington DC in November of 2021.

Who Can Apply?

For Students of Military Families

To be eligible for the scholarship under this program you must be currently enrolled in a nationally or regionally Accredited College, University or Technical/Vocational school on a full time basis. You must be on a successful graduation track towards a vocational/ technical, associates, bachelor’s or graduate degree.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Parent currently serving with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, or in the National Guard or Reserve Component.
  • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. High School or High School Equivalency/General Education Diploma Program
  • Will graduate with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit essay of at least 500 words on how you were inspired by the lessons learned from one of the 37 Hall of Famers and the four pillars of Citizenship, Service, Sacrifice, and Legacy to future generations. To learn more about the 37 Hall of Famers who served in WWII and the four pillars go to our website at www.actofvaloraward.org or request a free PDF copy of “Walk of Heroes, Profiles of Valor.
  • Examples of community service, letters recommendations or certificates from community groups, clubs, and charity organizations for who you have supported in the last two years.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate leadership or mentoring qualities through participation in extra-curricular or civic activities in school or their communities.
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For Veterans or Service Members

To be eligible for the scholarship under this program you must currently be enrolled in a nationally or regionally Accredited College, University or Technical/Vocational school on a full time or part time basis. You must be on a successful graduation track towards a vocational/technical, associates, bachelor’s or graduate degree.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Veteran with an honorable discharge or currently serving with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve Component.
  • Graduated from an accredited U.S. High School or High School Equivalency/General Education Diploma Program with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) on a 4.0 scale from
  • Receive less than 100% VA Benefits toward higher education.
    Provide a copy of the Financial Aid Package at the intended Institution
  • Attach documentation showing academic achievement through military or civilian education, participation in community service , honors and letters of appreciation and recommendations.
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership or mentoring qualities through participation in extra-curricular or civic activities in their communities.

Additional Requirements needed:

For Veterans:
Honorable discharge with a DD Form 214 or NGB-22 for National Guard or DD Form 256 for Reserves

For Service Members:
Valid current military ID

For Military Spouses (New for 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship under this program you must be currently enrolled in a nationally or regionally Accredited College, University or Technical/Vocational school on a full time or part time basis. You must be on a successful graduation track towards a vocational/ technical, associates, bachelor’s or graduate degree.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Spouse currently serving with the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard or in the National Guard or Reserve Component.
  • Medically retired, wounded or fallen spouse (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • Valid current military ID
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