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NAVADMIN 065/19. SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON NAVAL HISTORY SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 (Corrected Copy)

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RMKS/1. Per reference a, The Director, Naval History and Heritage Command(NHHC) is calling for applications for the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Supplemental Scholarship Program for the academic year 2019-2020. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote development of a broad understanding of Naval history within the American national experience.  Historical knowledge is an invaluable tool to place current issues in context and for leaders to make sound decisions.

2. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR, an eminent naval and maritime historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research,travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials.

3. Any officer desiring to compete for the Morison Supplemental Scholarship to be awarded for study beginning in the fall of 2019 (academic year 2019-2020) should submit a letter of application via his/her Commanding Officer to:
    Naval History and Heritage Command Histories Branch Head
    Attn: Morison Scholarship
    805 Kidder Breese SE
    Washington, DC 20374-5060

Applications must be received NLT 15 April 2019.  Note: mail security procedures for federal agencies in the District of Columbia delay delivery for 3-5 business days beyond normal delivery times.  Candidates are reminded to mail applications with adequate time for delivery or to use a commercial express delivery service. Applicants on deployment without regular mail access may submit applications by email to NHHC FELLOWSHIPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
Application packages should provide the following information:
    a. University presently attending or to which application has been forwarded and the current status of that application.
    b. Officer's biography.
    c. A statement from the applicant that includes an outline of the proposed education program, degree objective, and major.
    d. A copy of all official college/university graduate and postgraduate transcripts.
    e. A statement not to exceed 500 words concerning the relationship of the Morison Scholarship to the applicant's interest and the value to be derived both by the individual and the Navy.
    f. Commanding Officer's endorsement.
    g. Contact mailing address and email.

4. The Director of Naval History will make final selection of the Morison Scholarship recipient and an alternate by 15 April 2019.Selection of finalists will be based on the following:
    a. Relevance of the chosen area of study to U.S. Navy History.
    b. Demonstrated professional performance with particular emphasis on the officer's specialty.
    c. Academic ability.
    d. The career needs of the officer.
    e. Potential for professional growth.

5. Point of Contact:  Dr. Richard Hulver, Richard.Hulver(AT)Navy.mil,(202)433-4934.

6.  Released by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//

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Published: Tue Mar 26 13:36:03 EDT 2019