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The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) runs a scholarship program for dependents of Active, Reserve, Guard, and retired servicemembers; the appUcation period for the 2010-201 1 school year begins Nov. 1. A $200 product, standard PowerPrep includes more than 1 1 hours of video training, 40 hours of student participation, 120 instructor video lessons, 122 question/answer movies, and other features, all on either DVD or CD.
HEADS UP Elizabeth h. manning • senior editor, The officer 2010 DeCA Scholarship Season Opens Soon. The De- Like Airplanes, History, and Have a Little Time? The fense Commissary Agency (DeCA) runs a scholarship pro- heritage-activities branch of Air Force Material Command gram for dependents of Active, Reserve, Guard, and retired (AFMC) has jobs for volunteers ranging from greeting visi- servicemembers; the application period for the 2010–2011 tors at a museum to restoring aircraft. Wright-Patterson Air school year begins Nov. 1. At least one $1,500 scholarship Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, houses the National Museum will be awarded per commissary location, with more possible of the United States Air Force, but AFMC has field muse- according to need and funding. Manufacturers and suppliers ums, heritage centers, airparks, and historical holdings on of DeCA products pay the majority of the Scholarships for 11 bases, each of which welcomes volunteers. There’s the Military Children program. The Fisher House Foundation, Flight Test Museum at Edwards AFB, Calif.; the Air Arma- which provides family housing and support near military ment Museum at Eglin AFB, Fla.; the Aerospace Museum at medical centers, is underwriting its administration. To apply Hill AFB, Utah, and more. You might guide student groups for the scholarship, you must have at least a 3.0 grade aver- through the basics of flight or talk about an aerospace career. age and plan to be enrolled full time as an undergraduate. An If background work is your preference, you could help or- exceptional essay, volunteer work, and extracurricular activi- ganize collections or pitch in at a reference library. To learn ties will help your application stand out, said the scholarship more, contact Laura Romesburg at 937-257-3279. manager’s president, Bernard Cotė. Schools of 2009 recipi- .. ents ranged from Yale University to Austin Community Queensryche Returns to Troops for Music Video Help. College. For more information, see www.militaryscholar.org. Look for a music video soon that will feature photos of ser- vicemembers and their families. Seattle rock/metal band And to Get New Undergrads Ready... The at-home Queensryche recently followed up on its “American Soldier” learning company eKnowledge offers to servicemembers’ album with a call for troops of all ages and ranks to send children a free copy of its PowerPrep Program to prepare for them their photos. They’ll select several for a video they’re SAT and ACT college-entrance tests. You pay only shipping. making of “Home Again,” a ballad duet featuring lead singer A $200 product, standard PowerPrep includes more than 11 Ge
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