Status of our West Coast Symposium: We are hopeful that by August all the travel bans and social distancing will have come to an end and we will be able to hold our event as scheduled. We continue to monitor the situation and will make a determination by Memorial Day. We encourage all who plan to participate at the event continue to express interest through the Intent Form. We will not lock in any commitments nor issue any invoices until the all clear has been given to host the event. We hope that all our Surface Navy Association Family stay safe during this crazy time.
VADM Robert L. Walters Scholarship
Deadline to Submit: 2 March
The Surface Navy Association Scholar receives an academic scholarship awarded for demonstrated leadership, community service, academic achievement and a commitment to pursuing higher educational objectives.
Application packages must be postmarked by March 2 of the current year. Email and Fax submissions will NOT be accepted. Please mail to, Surface Navy Association, Attn: Scholarship, 6564 Loisdale Ct, Suite 318, Springfield, VA 22150
Must be a Surface Navy Association Member or dependent child, stepchild, ward or spouse of a current Surface Navy Association Member. The member must be in their second or subsequent consecutive year of membership.
Member must maintain current membership throughout scholarship award period if awarded.
Member can be serving, retired or honorably discharged and must be a Surface Warfare Officer or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. Qualified members must serve for a minimum of 3 years on surface ships of the U.S. Navy or a Coast Guardsman, Officer or Enlisted, with a permanent Cutterman Pin. Surface ships include carriers, combatants, amphibious, service force, mine force, tenders, and U.S. Coast Guard cutters of all classes.
The 3 years need not be consecutive but must have been served on active duty.
This award is a grant limited to $2,000 per year for a maximum of four years provided a cumulative 3.0 grade point average is maintained.
There is no minimum service period for children or spouses of personnel who died on active duty while serving in a surface ship or cutter.
The Surface Navy Association scholarships are for studies in an accredited full-time undergraduate or postgraduate program. Fulltime status may be waived in the case of spouses as long as they maintain a course load of 6 semester hours.
The Surface Navy Association will not discriminate on the basis of rank, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or religion in the consideration and awarding of scholarships. The selection is a blind process. Awards will be made on the basis of the individual’s application, using a “whole person” concept, considering the candidate’s scholastic proficiency, non-scholastic activities, scholastic and non-scholastic awards, character.
All applicants MUST enclose the following with your completed application
A 500 word essay
Prompt: Why me? Why should I be selected to receive a SNA Scholarship?
Please list community activities, athletics and jobs. Please list with date(s) of involvement and estimated amount of time spent per week.
Three Recomendation letters from teachers, counselors or other persons of influence in your life, other than relatives, who are in a position to address your character, citizenship, and leadership.
Only 3 letters of recommendation will be accepted. Please do not send additional letters.
High School Seniors
A certified transcript or photocopy of your high school grades. MUST include first semester of high school senior year.
A copy of ACT or SAT scores that include applicant's full name.
Active Duty or Drilling Reservists
A letter from your Commanding Officer commenting on your military service and leadership potential.
A certified transcript or photocopy of the grades from your most recent four semesters of school.
A copy of your ACT or SAT scores if available.
A certified transcript or photocopy of the grades of your four most recent semesters of school to include high school transcript if 4 semesters of college have not been completed.
A copy of ACT or SAT test scores unless you are currently attending a college or university.