Marine Leadership Academy (MLA) Scholars Award

Scholarship Overview:
The MLA Scholars Award will be provided annually, in the spring, to a small number of Marine Leadership Academy seniors. This renewable award is intended to be a “last dollar scholarship” making up the difference between student aid and family contributions for those planning to enroll in a four year college or university. The MLA Scholars Award is open to all MLA senior applicants regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other background factors. This scholarship is seeking passionate young leaders with a demonstrated commitment to furthering their education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a senior (class of 2021) student enrolled at Marine Leadership Academy
  • Must posses a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Planning to attend a 4-year college/university for fall 2021
  • Must provide one (1) MLA Staff Member Nomination (School Counselor, Postsecondary Coach or 12th Grade Military Instructor) and one (1) Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Letter

Required Essay: Why do you deserve this scholarship? (250 words max)

Important Note: Nominators can provide a maximum of TWO nominations only. Please be sure to confirm your nomination prior to submitting your application. Nominations must come from a MLA School Counselor, Postsecondary Coach or 12th Grade Military Instructor.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: Yes, up to 4 years
Questions? For support or inquiries regarding the application in Academic Works contact: CPS Scholarship Manager via email at

Up to $25,000 a year (based on need)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you attend Marine Leadership Academy High School?
  2. Please provide the BEST email for you.
  3. Please provide a NOMINATION from a MLA School Counselor, Postsecondary Coach OR 12th grade Military Instructor that can provide information on your abilities, interests and likelihood of success in college.
  4. Please provide a Letter of RECOMMENDATION from a teacher or counselor
  5. Provide a copy of a letter of acceptance form a college or university, along with a financial aid award letter (if available). College application confirmation letters will also be accepted if you do not have a copy of the acceptance letter yet.
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