The Scholarships for Military Children program now accepting applications Published Jan. 26, 2009 By Airman 1st Class Carissa Wolff 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The Scholarships for Military Children program is in full swing and accepting applications through Feb. 18. The scholarship program began in 2000 and is open to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students who are sons or daughters of active duty, Guard, Reserve, retired or deceased military members. The program has awarded over 4,000 scholarships totaling more than $6.4 million to date. "We are excited to report that the scholarship program continues to be a success in helping military families defray the cost of education," said Defense Commissary Agency Chief Operating Officer Richard Page. Last year, Regine Etienne, daughter of Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twenty-Five's Master Chief Roger Etienne, and Andersen AFB resident, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship through this program. The Scholarships for Military Children is one of many programs available for children of military personnel. For more information contact the local commissary, a school guidance counselor or visit the program website at www.militaryscholar.org or www.commissaries.com.