Celebrating 59 Years of Scholarships!
The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation was established in 1960 with the first scholarship of $350 awarded to John L. Haines, Jr. in June 1961. Funds were raised through the efforts of submarine officers' wives' organizations throughout the United States. DSF continues to receive strong financial support from submarine spouse organizations and the submarine community as well as support from individuals, corporations, memorial gifts, and Combined Federal Campaign. Donations go directly to support scholarships; income from DSF investments supplement these contributions for scholarships and operating expenses. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation also conducts fundraisers such as the Annual Cartoon Calendar (since 1963), Annual Golf Tournaments, virtual submarine races, and the "Pride Runs Deep" pin designed by Ann Hand.
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation currently sponsors 118 students, who each receive an annual scholarship of either $2,000 or $3,400. Each recipient may potentially receive a total of $13,600 for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study. The number of new awards granted each year is determined by graduation/attrition of current Dolphin Scholars and donations. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation is proud to have awarded over $11,900,000 to more than 1,300 students attending universities and colleges through the United States.
DSF also proudly administers the Laura W. Bush Scholarship for children of USS TEXAS (SSN 775) crew members, the Nautilus Scholarship for descendants of USS NAUTILUS crew members, and the Hampton Scholarship for USS HAMPTON (SSN 767) crew members and their dependents.
Scholarship applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 to March 15, 2019.
Subforce Scholarships include: Dolphin Scholarship, Laura W. Bush Scholarship, Nautilus Scholarship, the USS Hampton Scholarship, and the USS Colorado Scholarship. Click here to apply!
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