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Thank you for your interest in the GI College Success Academy. This page contains information about the application process, eligibility, and required documentation. The application includes three (3) sections, a parent section, a student section, and a required documents upload section.

Before you begin, please review the information below to confirm your eligibility and to help you gather the required documentation. We encourage you to complete your application in one sitting however you do have the ability to save your work and complete at a later time.

We look forward to receiving your completed application!

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Apply For Educational Programs

Thank you for your interest in the GI College Success Academy. This page contains information about the application process, eligibility, and required documentation. The application includes three (3) sections, a parent section, a student section, and a required documents upload section.

Before you begin, please review the information below to confirm your eligibility and to help you gather the required documentation. We encourage you to complete your application in one sitting however you do have the ability to save your work and complete at a later time.

We look forward to receiving your completed application!

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Who Qualifies

STUDENTS IN THE 8TH GRADE THROUGH FIRST SEMESTER HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO HAVE A PARENT THAT MEETS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA…

An active duty member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast
Guard.

A Reserve or National Guard member who was activated for active duty since 9/11/2001 and was deployed to a combat zone.

A veteran who was honorably discharged from active duty on or after 9/11/2001.

A combat wounded or disabled veteran with a service connected injury.

A service member who was killed while on active duty.

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into Gratitude Initiative’s education programs. Gratitude Initiative’s Student Selection Committee reviews applications at regularly scheduled times throughout the year. Qualified candidates are selected based on multiple factors including, but not limited to: family situation, strength and thoroughness of the application, and the ability of a student to benefit from the program. The number of students selected for the program each year is based on the number of applications received and availability of program funding allocated for new enrollees. Application packets that are not complete or missing the required documentation will not be reviewed. Applicants who do not meet the qualification criteria based on their parent’s military service will not be considered for the programs.

Required Documents

(Proof of Service, Proof of Dependency, and Grade Report)

Proof of Military Service

You must submit proof of your parent’s military service. Submit each document listed in one of the following sections that correlate to the nature of your parent’s military service.

Active Duty Service

  • Legible photocopy of Driver’s License and one of the following:
    • Active Duty Status Report – Use the Department of Defense – Manpower Data Center website to obtain this report, or
    • Statement of Service – must be on official letterhead and signed by the Adjutant, Personnel Officer, Executive Officer, or Commanding Officer of the unit and dated within the last 90 days, or
    • Copy of most recent PCS orders dated within the last six months

Current Reservist or National Guard Member

  • Legible photocopy of Driver’s License, and
  • Proof of deployment to a combat zone since September 11, 2001. (DD214)

Veteran

  • Legible photocopy of Driver’s License, and
  • DD214 (Member-4 version)

Disabled Veteran

  • Legible photocopy of Driver’s License, and
  • DD214 (Member-4 version), and
  • Letter outlining VA disability rating

Killed While on Active Duty

  • DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty), or Certificate of death (Service Connected)

Proof of Dependency

Please submit one of the following documents.

  • Birth Certificate showing parents’ names, or
  • Casualty Report (DD1300) listing dependent’s name if applicable, or
  • Copy of the first two pages of your latest filed tax return showing your child as a dependent.

Student Grade Report

  • Submit a copy of the student’s most recent full year grade report.
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Apply By Mail

Applying online saves time and expense. If you choose to apply by mail, click on the link below to open the printable application. Save the file to your computer, print, complete the application, attach the required documents and mail. Apply By Mail Application