BMCC Dependent's Scholarship For Fallen Oregon Service Members

Blue Mountain Community College will provide free tuition to the dependents (spouse and children as identified by DD Form 93) of fallen Oregon United States military personnel who died while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom or the Afghanistan Campaign or while deployed outside the United States in combat or combat support operations as part of the Global War on Terrorism. The following military awards, as listed on the DD 214 and/or DD215, are the criteria for the scholarship: Iraq Campaign, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terrorism, Expeditionary Service, Global War on Terrorism Service, Purple Heart*.

The purpose of this scholarship is to allow the dependents of fallen Oregon soldiers the opportunity to earn their first associate’s degree. Therefore, the scholarship is offered for up to 135 credits or a degree (which ever comes first). The scholarship offer will end 21 years after the death of the Oregon Service member. The scholarship is for tuition only and does not cover fees or other expenses.

The prospective student must reside within the Blue Mountain Community College service area, which includes Umatilla, Morrow, Baker, Grant, Union, and Wallowa counties. * A fallen member of the United States military could have been killed prior to meeting the criteria for a Campaign Award. In this situation, the award of the Purple Heart medal will suffice when this award is listed on the DD 214. (Note: This tuition policy is subject to cancellation at anytime by the Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education and will be reviewed on a periodic basis.)

To access this scholarship, the prospective student will need proof of the residency and death of the Oregon service members, proof of their campaign service (DD Form #214), and proof of their dependent status. Requests for this scholarship are to be made to the Senior Director for Student and Enrollment Services, Blue Mountain Community College, PO Box 100, Pendleton, OR 97801. For more information, you can email getinfo@bluecc.edu or call 541-278-5759.

For more information about other scholarships available to to the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov