Our  Scholarship

Candidates submitting scholarship applications must, in the year of submission of their scholarship application:

  • possess a GED, be a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate intending to enter, or an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited and degree granting institution of higher learning, including post-secondary Vocational Institutions
  • must be a dependent child (natural or adopted), step-child, or a non-uniformed spouse (registered in DEERS) of a US Navy Active Duty, Retired, Honorably Discharged, Reserve or deceased Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy

    Note:  Students selected to schools under full scholarship will not be eligible for this scholarship.
    Students selected to attend military service academies including the Merchant Marines or enlisted in the Reserves or on Active Duty are not eligible.

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Our 2021 - 2022

Scholarship Winners

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Instructions and Checklist

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Mail your completed packet to:

Senior Enlisted Academy
c/o The CPO Scholarship Fund
1269 Elliot Avenue
Newport, RI 02841-1525

Applications postmarked after April 1, 2021 will not be accepted.

Our 2022-23 Application will open on January 1, 2022.

CLICK Here to see our 2021-22 Recipients List!

Click Here to download, print out and fill in the Application.


How to Apply

Download: Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund Application Form2021-22.pdf

Download: CPOSF Application Instructions and Checklist Rev. 12-20.pdf

In addition to a completed application, please read and follow the CPOSF Application Instructions and Checklist attached.

Download: Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund Application Form2021-22.pdf

Download: Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund Application Form2021-22.pdf

About Our Scholarships

  • 2 - $5,000 MCPON Scholarships are awarded each year in honor of MCPON Thomas Crow and Co-Founder, MCPON Robert J. Walker

To learn more about these SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS and the Sailors they honor.  Click Here

  • ~20 TO 50 - $2,000 Scholarships are also awarded each year.  This number is determined solely by the financial status of the fund.

The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dependent entirely upon tax deductible donations to support its education "Gift of Knowledge".  
Consider a "Gift" today!





Recipients are notified by mail late June to Mid July. Once you have discovered you are a recipient of a CPO Scholarship - please fill out the Student Awardee Form and mail to the CPOSF at the following address or preferably Email to admin@cposf.org:

Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

328 Office Square Lane
Suite 101A
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

This form must be filled out and completed by August 1st so the CPOSF can send your award to your school.

NOTE:  If you are having difficulty viewing the "Awardee Form" try downloading the file. On a PC with "Internet Explorer" you can right click the link and click "Save Target As...".


Download: CPOSF Student AWARD FORM 2021