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Military Child of the Year Award

Awards to USA Military Dependents, Ages 13 to 18,
to Honor Leadership, Volunteerism, and Scholarship

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Awards of $10,000 to USA young military dependents, ages 13 to 18, to recognize exceptional volunteerism, scholarship, extracurricular involvement, and leadership in the face of challenging military family life. One award will be presented to a nominee who has designed a creative and bold solution to address a local, regional, or global challenge. In addition to cash prizes, awardees will also receive a laptop computer and other donated gifts and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the gala award presentation, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.

The annual awards will recognize seven outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Six of them will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. This award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge. 

All seven Military Child of the Year® Award recipients will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the April 2020 gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.

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GrantWatch ID#: 176359

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They also will receive $10,000 each, a laptop computer, and other donated gifts.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone may nominate a child for this award, so long as the child meets the following eligibility requirements:

- Child must be a legal military dependent. Status confirmed by DEERS enrollment form.
- Child must be between the ages of 13 and 18, at the time of nomination.

If the Veteran is a "military retiree", the child is eligible to apply. A military retiree is any member or former member of the uniformed services who is entitled, under statute, to retired, retirement, or retainer pay on account of service as a member, or who receives military retired or retainer pay.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- September 17, 2019 - Nomination/application period opens.
- December 9, 2019 - Nomination/application period closes.
- April 2, 2020 - Military Child of the Year Awards Gala in Washington D.C.

Child and one adult guardian must be available to travel to the Washington, DC area for the March 31- April 3, 2020 Gala award presentation.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions, contact:

Emily Miller, Special Events Manager
(240) 403-7516

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