The MacDill Officer’s Spouses’ Club is offering two $500 scholarships; one to a high school senior and one to a spouse.

Another private scholarship programs for military spouses.  For high school seniors are on the lookout for last-minute scholarships to help pay for college, the MacDill Officer’s Spouses’ Club is offering a scholarship to Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, and Manatee county sons and daughters of active, retired or deceased military personnel.

The MacDill Offer’s Spouses’ Club (MOSC) is a social group of military spouses who provide friendship and support as well as help raise funds for charities.  The group holds luncheons every third Thursday throughout the school year. The group does not meet during the summer.

This year, the club has decided to offer two $500 scholarships — one to a senior student and one to a military spouse.

According to FishHawk Ranch resident Rowena Mateo-Sjovall, publicity committee coordinator, application information and forms will be available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at MacDill Air Force Base and at the MacDill Family Resource Center in Brandon. Applications are to be returned to MOSC via U.S. mail and must be postmarked no later than April 25 for consideration.

The scholarship fund is to be used during the 2011-2012 school year at an accredited college. It is to go toward higher education-related expenses, which could include books and housing.

If you are a high school senior looking to add additional funding to your college education, visit www.macdillosc.com for additional information on the  requirements.  Remember the deadline is fast approaching, so make sure you have all your paperwork in quickly to be considered.

The military spouse scholarship is also available to a military spouse returning or enrolling in school.

In addition to the application, each applicant will have to provide copies of their military affiliate’s identification and orders of PCS to MacDill.  The applicant must write an essay answering the question, “What are your career goals and what has influenced you in choosing that career?”  The last major item that the applicants need to provide is a one-page list of extracurricular activities, volunteer organizations and any leadership positions within these organizations.