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.


  • Be an SNA Member or a 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.  *Note:  SNA 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 pin or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin.  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. 

  • Scholarship Award is a grant limited to $2000 per year for a maximum of four years provided a 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.

  • Surface Navy Association scholarships are for studies in an accredited undergraduate or postgraduate institution.  Full-time 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 race, rank, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, or religion in the consideration and awarding of scholarships.  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, and character. Note: applicants will be permitted to submit copies of their Federal Financial Aid Form but the absence of an aid form will not be detrimental to the candidate.

2017 Scholarship Winners

2017 Renewed Scholarships


  Scholarship Application Package CLICK HERE

Application Deadline
Applications Must be Postmarked by March 1 of Current Year
*Email and Faxed Applications will NOT be accepted.*


Surface Navy Association

6551 Loisdale Court, Suite 222

Springfield, VA  22150