Scholarships/Grants/Financial Aid/Gift Matching

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Did You know...there's a section of the Washington Wing 
page that features Scholarship opportunities for Cadets and Officers?


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Scholarship Policy for Arlington Composite 
Squadron CAPSc

I'm pleased to announce our official "opening" of our unit's scholarship program. Although 
we had funding in 2018, we didn't have formal guidelines or a robust process for reviewing 
and dispersing requests. Fast forward a year with numerous reviews of our policy and a
 head nod from Wing, Cadet Programs and Legal, we now have a policy and a formal
 application process.

I will make a presentation on this early next year; in the meantime, please review the 
attached policy.

The intent of the policy is to provide you clarity on what will be required to receive financial assistance. Because CAP and units of this Wing have rules to follow, the policy reflects 
certain criteria. Specifically, deadlines for submitting receipts. As the scholarship acts more 
like reimbursement, proof of expenses are required and within the time limit set forth by Wing.

The actual application for scholarships won't take more than 5 minutes. What will take preparation on your part is the request letter that you will attach to the application. For
 cadets, my expectation is that you will work with your NCOs and Officers to learn how to 
write request letters and how to format them per CAP guidelines. As this is our first run at
 this, if you encounter any issues with the application process, please work this up your 
chain of command for resolution.

Our unit is fortunate to have members who work for companies that gift funds for our volunteer hours. We will continue to budget for scholarships based on the generosity of these companies and the CAP members who report the hours.

Regards,

Maj Thomas Wittenberg, CAP
Squadron Commander
Arlington Composite Squadron
(C) 425.407.2526


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Cadet Character & Leadership Foundation (CCLF) Scholarship Information

As Cadets of Washington Wing; Did you know that you are eligible for a 
scholarship through the Cadet Character and Leadership Foundation (CCLF)? 
CCLF offers scholarships to hardworking and dedicated CAP cadets who would 
like financial help to attend leadership focused CAP 
activities.

If you are attending a leadership related National Cadet Special Activity or encampment this summer (or any leadership activity at any time of the year 
for that matter), the CCLF may grant you a scholarship for a percentage ofthe 
activity cost. 

The application process is extremely simple, and more often than not, the 
CCLF will graciously provide a scholarship. Personally, I have applied for a scholarship through CCLF more than once, and was blessed with a 
scholarship each time.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to help fund a leadership 
focused cadet activity that you are attending this summer, check out the Cadet Character and Leadership Foundation website

If you have any questions about CCLF scholarships, 
please feel free to contact:

C/Col Piper R. Phillips, CAP
Cadet Commander, Cascade Falcon XXIII
Assistant Cadet Program Development Officer, 
Washington Wing
Cadet Advisory Council Chair, Pacific 
Coast Region
(C) 360-669-3000

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VOLUNTEER GRANTS & GIFT 
MATCHING PROGRAMS 
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Employee Volunteer Grants

You can increase the impact of your gift to CAP through an employer matching gift program. 

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees
or employees’ spouses to encourage philanthropic giving! The matching gift 
program is great for maximizing your dollar, as many employers will match 
your gift dollar for dollar or even triple your gift!

Matching gifts will be allocated to the donor's designation (if requested) unless company policy requires distribution to a general fund.

To find out if your employer participates in this program, please visit the 

the Washington Wing webpage, and make sure to talk to your HR department to 
find out if they have a similar program! 

It's almost like getting paid to volunteer!

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Are you a cadet in need of financial assistance? 
Check out the scholarships offered by CAP through 
CadetInvest!
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What is CadetInvest?
CadetInvest is CAP scholarship program, but just leaving it at that doesn't give the program enough justice. Along with the academic, flight and encampment scholarship, CadetInvest 
offers programs like a United States Air Force Academy Prep School Recommendation and 
the prestigious Cadet Wings. If you are interested in the wide range of scholarships, visit 
this page for more information.

What are the general eligibility requirements?
Be a current CAP Cadet. See specific program or scholarship information page for minimum 
CAP rank/achievement.

Have not previously been a recipient of the scholarship or program to which you are applying. For example, if you received a Cadet Academic Scholarship last year, this year you may apply
 for the USAA Academic scholarship or another named academic scholarship, or any flight scholarship, but you may not apply for the Cadet Academic Scholarship again.

Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school you 
attend.

If applying for an academic scholarship, be enrolled in a full-time (as determined by the 
school) course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

How do I apply?
Different programs may have different application instructions, so make sure you read it all before you begin! To begin, use this link to begin your online application (note: requires eservices login). From there, complete all of the tabs for the program you are applying for. CadetInvest Scholarships open for applications opened yesterday,1 October, and most scholarship application deadlines are December 31st. Make sure you have the right deadline 
for the program you are applying for!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

C/Col Vincent Le, CAP
Washington Wing Cadet Leadership Officer
(C) 360.685.6036

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