MG James Ursano Scholarship Program

Army Reserve: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet



The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program helps Army Families with the costs of post-secondary undergraduate level education and vocational training.


Dependent Children, Stepchildren or legally adopted Children of retired Title 10, U.S.C. Army Reserve Soldiers or Army Reserve Soldiers deceased after retirement from Title 10, U.S.C. service are eligible for the MG James Ursano Scholarship if they are registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and remain unmarried for the entire academic year. The Children of "Gray Area" Retirees are also eligible. The student must be under the age of 23 for the entire academic year.

Benefit Highlights:

Applicants must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as full time dependent students for the entire academic year in post-secondary school for undergraduate study. Full time attendance is required at the school accepting the scholarship funds. The U.S. Department of Education must accredit these schools.

The funds are used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and school room and board either on or off campus.

Scholarship applicants must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale for funds to be disbursed.

Ursano Scholarships are awarded based on financial need (as evidenced by income, Family size and special financial obligations).

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis for up to a maximum of 4 years of undergraduate study (continuing students must apply each year).

Applications are available on the AER website each year after January 1 and must be submitted for the May 1 deadline for the upcoming academic school year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is due no later than May 1. Then entire process is completed "on line." To be considered, the scholarship application must be complete, accurate and contain all required documents and signatures, if applicable, when received according to the established deadlines.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program webpage maintained by Army Emergency Relief:

AER Fact Sheet for MG Ursano Scholarship Program:,%20Guidelines,%20and%20Time%20Table-2.pdf?ver=2016-04-15-160852-320

Document Review Date: 19 August 2016