USBA Military Families: $2,000 scholarship applications available



Did you know average in-state tuition at a public university in 2016-17 was $9,650? Total tuition, fees, room and board were $20,090.* With college costs at an all-time high, USBA members with college-bound high school seniors should check out the William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship. Your student may be eligible to apply for this $2,000 award from USBA. Deadline for applying is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

USBA, a non-profit association that provides life insurance for military members and federal employees, awards this $2,000 non-renewable grant each year. The money helps deserving students pay for tuition, room and board at the recipient’s college or university of choice. The 2017 William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship recipient was Raylani Reis of Miranda, California, daughter of Aletta Sauer, a retired lieutenant in the United State Navy and member of USBA since 1991.

For 28 years, the Dietrich Memorial Scholarship has honored former USBA Executive Director and President, the late Maj. Gen. William A. Dietrich, USAF (Ret.). The scholarship is awarded annually to at least one graduating high school senior who is a child or grandchild of a USBA member on active duty, retired or separated from any branch of the military service or working as a Federal employee.

Download an application here.

With a college-bound student in the family, now’s also a good time to review your veterans life insurance to make sure it still covers everything you originally intended, including college. Use this estimator to help.

USBA offers affordable group life insurance for military families, as well as those of federal employees.

*Current cost of college tuition.

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