SE Surviving Children’s Scholarship

The Screaming Eagle Foundation in partnership with the Patriot Foundation offers secondary education and future use scholarship opportunities for surviving dependent children of Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell units who have been killed or severely wounded since September 11, 2001 in the Global War on Terror. 

  • Scholarships are to be used for costs of tuition, books or fees at secondary colleges, universities or vocational/technical schools
  • Each scholarship will be awarded at the current value ($2500) of this year’s secondary school scholarship awards.
  • Applicants will be notified regarding award decisions before September 1st each year. Those who did not receive a scholarship will receive an email of the results.  Recipients will receive a letter in addition to an email stating their selection and providing instructions to complete the process
  • Recipients will be contacted via email and telephone annually to verify contact information, student’s academic progress and current enrollment. The purpose of this is to provide donors or prospective donors with a summary of the program’s results. Recipients may contact us at or to provide updated contact information


  • Dependent Child/Children, as defined by the United States Armed Services, of active duty personnel who were assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault or one of the tenant military organizations assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with exception of U.S. Army Special Operations Command units, who were killed, wounded or injured while serving in the 101st Airborne Division or other qualifying unit while in support of the Global War on Terrorism on or after September 11, 2001.
  • The Global War on Terror includes military operations since September 11, 2001 including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and subsequent operations as directed by the Department of Defense
  • Qualified dependent applicants may be from age of birth to 22 years of age. Children not yet of college age must have a valid 529 college savings plan in order to receive an award. High School Seniors up to 22 years of age must be accepted to or attending a university, college or technical program as a full-time student.
  • Full time students must be taking at least 12 Credit Hours per semester at an accredited two-year or four-year College, university, post-graduate program or a vocational/technical school.
  • Use of awarded funds issued through qualified withdrawals shall include tuition, books or fees required for enrollment or attendance at any eligible institution in the United States and abroad
  • Applications must be neatly printed with exception of signatures, and essays and letters must be typed.  Do not attach any documents or additional pages to the application unless they are required.  Any additional documentation submitted, but not requested, will not be allowed to remain with the application and will be disposed of in a manner to protect any sensitive information submitted.