NEREA Scholarship Application


NEREA Scholarship Rules

With the cost of higher education escalating, would a little financial assistance from the Navy Exchange Retired Employees Association Scholarship Fund (NEREA) help a young man or woman in your family attend a Community College, College or University? The NEREA Scholarship Fund will offer one-time scholarships for the academic year of 2020-21, in the amount of $1,000 for a Community College or $2,000 for a four-year College or University. Scholarships are funded primarily from the parent Association NEREA and individual NEREA members. All donations are tax deductible as the NEREA Scholarship Fund is exempt from Federal Income Tax as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. The number of scholarships made available will vary from year to year based on the financial resources of the Scholarship Fund.


All applicants:
• Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

• Must achieve a minimum SAT score of 1200 out of 1600 maximum or must achieve a minimum ACT score of 26.

• Must be in their last year of high school and less than 21 years of age,

• Must be planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or university in the United States commencing in year 2020-21

• Must be a permanent US citizen. 

Scholarships are only offered to those students who:

• Are the above defined children of a NEREA member with dues paid to National NEREA through the current year.  A non-refundable application fee of $10.00 is required of applicants sponsored by eligible NES Associates.  NEREA members, with dues paid to National NEREA are not required to pay this application fee. 

• Are natural, adopted, legal ward, children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of any active duty Navy Exchange System (NES) associate with a minimum of five years (5) of NES employment.

Those applicants already graduated from high school in any previous year or applicants scheduled to attend a Military Academy are not eligible for scholarship consideration.    


The NEREA application must be completed in entirety and additional sheets may be used if necessary and must include:

•The respective high school academic transcript may be forwarded under separate cover by the high school administration. The high school academic transcript must contain the raised seal of the high school and signed by principal or designee. Black stamp seals are not acceptable.

• The first semester transcript of the student’s senior year and must provide SAT or ACT scores.  Scores not reflected on the school transcript, the applicant must have the testing agency forward the results directly to the NEREA Scholarship Committee at the address below.

• A 2”x3” photo taken within the past six months.  A class picture taken in senior year is preferred.  This photo will be used for NEREA records and will be used in the NEREA Newsletter, web site, and in other publications.

• The acceptance letter from the College or University they will be attending. The acceptance letter must be on college or university letterhead and dated.  Acceptance letters in email form are not acceptable.

• Student ID# from the College or University they will be attending.               

The NEREA Scholarship Fund will not be responsible for any missing or incomplete application information.   Applicant information should not be sent to NEREA until all the required information is included with your application.  If the required information is not provided, the application may be rejected.  Upon receipt of the application, eligibility requirements will be verified and those applicants deemed ineligible will be notified in writing.  Scholarship award payments will be made directly to the College or University the recipient will be attending. 

 The NEREA Scholarship Committee will complete their selection process and the results will be announced as soon as possible, usually in July.  Scholarships will be awarded without regard to financial status, race, color, sex, religion or national origin.  The NEREA Selection Committee award decisions will be final.

Completed applications must be forwarded and post marked no later than July 1, 2021 to:

William T. Harper
NEREA Scholarship Fund
6788 Arthur Hills Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

For additional information or to request an application, please contact NEREA Scholarship Fund at the above mailing address.   Applications are available on the NEREA web site: under NEWS.  If additional information is required you may contact any NEREA Officer or Director.