Scholarship Fund Applications


  • SOF qualified (US Army: Special Forces / Ranger / 160th SOAR / Civil Affairs​; US Navy: SEAL / SWCC / SARC; USMC: MARSOC / Reconnaissance; USAF: Pararescue)
  • Current SOMA membership 
  • SOMA membership in good standing for two​ years.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited health/medical program.​​​
  • ​​How To Apply​

    Application Deadline:  Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

    By clicking on the red button to the right​, applicants will be redirected to a third-party vendor, EmailMeForm, to collect applications.  Only online applications will be accepted.

    Supporting Documentation:
    Applicants are required to upload the following documentation to the online application:
  • Essay Response - The essay presents you an opportunity to speak directly to the Scholarship Committee.  Keep in mind that we are looking for candidates with a strong sense of purpose, service, and commitment, who intend to continue serving their community and their country.  Limit your document to no more than three pages.  Provide:
  • a brief personal introduction,
  • past lessons learned,
  • plans for the future,
  • why/how the scholarship money will help you accomplish your mission(s), and
  • any additional information about yourself, including where you've been and where you'd like to go (metaphorically-speaking). 
  • Proof of acceptance/enrollment in a health/medical program at an accredited institution/university.​​
  • ​DD-214 Documentation of military service.
  • Other Federal service documentation (TDY orders, CED orders, Letters of Authorization, etc.​)​
    P​​lease be sure to redact personal information from the documentation that you do not want shared, including your social security number and your birthdate.​  Do not include classified or otherwise sensitive information.

    ​​Scholarship Monies

    ​While not intended to act as a loan, fund the full educational costs, or for use by family members and/or dependents, it does provide financial assistance to the member and allows for automatic renewal for each subsequent year of an awardee's current program.​

    Additionally, ​SOMA extends complimentary membership for the duration of the scholarship.

    ​​​Application Process

    The SOMA Scholarship Committee will determine the award amount to recipients based on financial needs, merit, academic and/or health care potential.

    November 1, 2020 – Application process opens.
    January 29, 2021 – Application process closes.
    February 19, 2021 – Review committee determines finalists.  Applicants notified.
    February 24 - March 5, 2021 – Finalists interviewed.
    April 1, 2021 – Awardees announced and notified.

    ​​Application Period

    ​The scholarship application period for 2021 awardees runs from November 1, 2020 through January 29, 2021.  ​Applications received after January 29​​ may be included in a secondary review on a case-by-case basis.​