MG James Ursano Scholarship Program
A Life of Service
Major General James Joseph Ursano retired from active duty on 1 July 1976 after 33 years of active service. His final assignment was Director of Management, Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of the Army. The Board of Managers of Army Emergency Relief elected General Ursano, effective 1 July 1976, to be Director of Army Emergency Relief, a position he held for 10 years.
General Ursano passed away in 1996. The AER Scholarship for Dependent Children was renamed the MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund in honor of General Ursano’s life of service to Soldiers and Families.
2021 - 2022 Academic Year
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants may receive assistance for up to four academic years but must meet eligibility criteria and reapply each year.
Award amounts vary each year based on the number of applicants, total approved scholarship budget, the Expected Family Contribution found on the FAFSA Student Aid Report, and the average cost of attendance of a college or university in the United States, provided by the College Board. The application cycle runs from 1 January through 1 April 2021.