Patriot Foundation supports the educational goals of military and veteran families through scholarships.
Patriot Foundation currently administers two scholarship programs using NC state and federal funds.
Applicants will use the single application provided below to apply for consideration for the two scholarships. The eligibility of the applicant will determine the scholarship program for which the applicant will be considered.
Applications are processed using the secure and trusted Submittable platform, so applicants’ sensitive information remains safe and confidential.
Spring 2024 Application Cycle | September 1st – October 31st
Questions: Contact the Scholarship Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select your relationship to the service member or veteran below to view the specific eligibility requirements.
“I never got the chance to know my father. My father, CW3 Christopher Michael Allgaier, was killed in action on May 30, 2007 when I was only three years old. After the tragedy, my family remained in Fayetteville, NC, which put us approximately 30 minutes away from Fort Bragg. Due to this close proximity to such a prominent military base, many of my academic peers were consequently children of Army soldiers just like me, however, the largest difference between them and me lay in the fact that their parent was alive, and mine wasn’t. On the rare occasion I met another child of a fallen soldier, I cherished the shared connection, but these instances of comradery were few and far between
compared to the number of times I’ve been made to feel isolated in my status at school. Continuously witnessing soldier homecomings, attending the mandatory Veterans Day assemblies, and being singled out as an example of the tragedies of war within my social studies lesson slowly manifested a feeling of total loneliness. None of my classmates shared my experience, and I simply existed as a cautionary tale of what could happen to my classmates, but their fear was my reality. After years and years of wallowing in my own pity, it took me longer than I care to admit to realize that I am definitely not alone, and scholarships like that of Patriot Foundation Scholarship prove just that.
To me, this scholarship means that my family, and families like us, aren’t alone. After an entire lifetime of living under a single parent with the impression that none of my friends understood my struggle, I have now been presented with a multitude of opportunities and connections to those who know exactly what it’s like to be in my shoes and seek to help me. Such an influx of support generates a plethora of gratitude and comfort from my family as I venture further into my academic future through admission to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My progress would not be possible without not only the financial support, but also the communal support that comes with opportunities like that of this scholarship. I’m not alone, and I never truly was, thanks to scholarships such as that of the Patriot Foundation Scholarship.”