Scholarship Application

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    CIB Recipient Contact Information (if available)



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    This scholarship is provided to the child or grandchild of a CIB recipient, or to a current member of the CIAssoc who is a full time student. This is a dual purpose scholarship – to provide funds to a deserving student, and to raise awareness of the Combat Infantry Badge, and what was required of the recipient for it to be earned. Please respond to the following questions/statements:

    What are the requirements for earning a Combat Infantry Badge?

    When and Where did you, or your father or grandfather earn his Combat Infantry Badge?

    Describe the circumstances of the event during which the CIB was earned.

    What makes the CIB special to you?

    Proof of receipt of the CIB is required. If you or your father or grandfather is a member of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, proof was provided with his (your) application for membership, and you only need to provide his (your) Association Membership Number:

    Program is open to current CIAssoc members and the children and grandchildren of CIB recipients. Applicant must include either the CIB recipient’s CIAssoc membership number, or must enclose/attach the CIB recipient’s proof of eligibility and the membership application required for membership in the Combat Infantrymen’s Association. Acceptable proof of eligibility includes an official notation on the CIB recipient’s DD-214, DD-215, Official Army Orders, or other official documents. Proof of eligibility will then be reviewed by the Association Membership Officer for validity. Applications submitted without proper proof of eligibility will not be considered for review. If sending a copy of a DD-214 be sure to black out the SSN on the copy of the form (DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL FORM).

    Application must be received by May 15.


    Along with this completed application, please submit an essay (300 word maximum) with your response to the following prompt:
    Why is it important for America to maintain its National Guard?


    Application period is open from February 10-May 15 each year. Questions regarding the program or the application may be directed to the association by email to or by leaving a voice mail at 828.490.9303 ext 5

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