Bradley E. Johanson Scholarship Application NOW OPEN

Renamed in 2011, the USS STENNIS Family Scholarship became the Bradley E. Johanson Scholarship for USS STENNIS Families. This scholarship supports the educational advancement of spouses and children of USS STENNIS crew members and honors the life and legacy of Bradley E. Johanson. His integrity, commitment to duty, perseverance through adversity, and compassionate leadership are public service qualities sought in those who will be awarded this scholarship.

Bradley E. Johanson served as the sixth commanding officer of the USS STENNIS from May 5, 2006, to September 18, 2008. His retirement capped a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, which spanned more than 30 years. A hallmark of his leadership on the USS STENNIS was his care and concern not only for crew members but for their families as well. Capt. Johanson was a strong advocate of continuing education, establishing “Stennis University” on board the ship and constantly encouraging crew members and their families to “Look Ahead” by gaining an education that would prepare them for future challenges and opportunities.

HOW THE SCHOLARSHIP OPERATES

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be the child or spouse of a current or former USS STENNIS crew member.

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate.

Applicants must have applied to an accredited two-year or four-year institution for undergraduate study in a course of instruction leading to a degree.

Applicants must have participated in a community service activity.

Applicants must not have received the Bradley E. Johanson Scholarship for USS STENNIS Families in the previous year.

DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO ELIGIBILITY

Current USS STENNIS crew member: Any enlisted person/officer presently serving as part of the USS STENNIS (CVN 74) company for at least 90 consecutive days.

Former USS STENNIS crew member: Any enlisted person/officer who served on active duty as part of the USS STENNIS (CVN 74) company for at least 90 consecutive days. The former crew member must be currently on active duty, be retired from active duty, or have died while on active duty.

Current and former crew members do not include personnel assigned to embarked staffs, air wings, squadrons, or other independent groups of personnel.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications are evaluated by an independent selection committee convened by the Stennis Center for Public Service.

Applicants will not be penalized for alternative forms of education such as home schooling.

The applicant’s race, gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, political affiliation, and financial status will not be considered in the selection process. Marital status will only be needed to prove eligibility.

The recipient(s) will be selected based on academic record, personal achievement, community service, and commitment to public service.

Applications should be submitted no later than May 1, 2021. Download an application here.

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One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841