Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund

Alexandria, VA   |  www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund

Mission

The MOAA Scholarship Fund helps Uniformed Services families with the high cost of a college education by providing interest-free loans and grants.

Ruling year info

1993

Principal Officer

Dana T. Atkins

Main address

201 N Washington St

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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Formerly known as

The Retired Officers Association Scholarship Fund

EIN

54-1659039

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Providing financial aid to children from military families pursuing their first undergraduate degree. These children often miss out on financial aid opportunities due to their frequent moves.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Assistance

The MOAA Scholarship Fund provided more than $9.3 million in interest-free loans and grants for the 2014-15 school year. This represents more than 1650 students who will receive an interest-free loan of $5,500. Additionally, more than 20 of our most deserving seniors and 40 students whose military parent died while in active service to our country will receive grants of $5,000. Additionally, 600 students will be named Designated Scholars and receive a $500 grant, in addition to their $5,000 interest-free loan. Designated Scholarships are established by MOAA members and other organizations that have contributed at least $25,000 to the Scholarship Fund. All students are selected based on scholastic ability, outside activities/interests, and financial need.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students from military families receiving interest-free loans to pursue their first undergraduate degree

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Students, Veterans

Related Program

Educational Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of loans awarded is determined by our Board of Directors who look at donations received, our investments, college costs, and expected participation.

Number of students from military families receiving grants to pursue their first undergraduate degree

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Students, Veterans

Related Program

Educational Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of grants awarded are determined by our Board of Directors who consider donations received, investments earned, restrictions, and anticipated participation rates.

Number of students receiving educational assistance grants who had a parent die while on active duty or have a parent receiving Traumatic SGLI

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Students, Veterans

Related Program

Educational Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of grants awarded are determined by our Board of Directors who consider donations received, investments earned, restrictions, and anticipated participation rates.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To steadily increase the number of students in our program without reducing the benefit to each student.
To provide about 1/3 of an in-state college tuition to eligible students.
To increase the number of students using the American Patriot Grant program.

Maintain vigorous planned giving and annual giving campaigns.
Regularly review the average cost of in-state college tuition.
Spread the word about the funding available through the American Patriot Grant program.

More than 390,000 MOAA members are informed about the MOAA Scholarship Fund in our many print and digital communications. We are also active participants in the Federal CFC and many state employee Charitable Giving programs. We have a proactive Board Of Directors who provide great outreach.

We have met our goal of increasing the number of students in our general Educational Assistance programs. We have also increased the use of our American Patriot Grant program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    College students and their families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Extended the renewal period to help students stay in the program

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Troedsson

No Affiliation

Term: 2016 - 2022

John Regni

Rojan Robotham

Richard Buchanan

Peter Troedsson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data