Scholarships

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application is now CLOSED.  Please check back with us October 2017 to apply for the 2018-2019 Dolphin Scholarship.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities.

Currently Dolphin Scholarship Foundation sponsors 117 ongoing DOLPHIN SCHOLARSHIPS with an annual grant of $2,000 or $3,400 per student for two to four years of full-time undergraduate students. Fall 2017, DSF will begin awarding scholarships to those students pursuing trade/vocational certification. Approximately 25-30 new scholarships are awarded each year.  Scholars are selected on the basis of academic proficiency, commitment and excellence in school and community activities as well as financial need.  Since our founding 56 years ago, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has granted over $11,000,000 to more than 1,200 outstanding students attending universities and colleges throughout the U.S. 

In the past, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has administered scholarships on behalf of the USS Thresher and USS Scorpion Memorial Funds.  DSF now administers the Laura W. Bush Scholarship and the Nautilus Scholarship.  Selection of these recipients for these scholarships is separate from and non-competitive with applicants for the Dolphin Scholarship.  A student can receive either the Laura W. Bush Scholarship, Nautilus Scholarship or Dolphin Scholarship but not two scholarships concurrently.

The LAURA W. BUSH SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2006 to honor Mrs. Laura W. Bush, our First Lady, and is awarded to children or stepchildren of current or former crew members of PCU or USS TEXAS (SSN 775).  Mrs. Bush is the sponsor of USS TEXAS, which was commissioned on September 9, 2006.  Download Eligibility Requirements HERE.

NAUTILUS SCHOLARSHIP:  The Nautilus Alumni Association, Inc. (NAAI) has established the Nautilus Educational Assistance Fund (NEAF) to provide undergraduate scholarships for spouses and descendants of current or former crewmembers of USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) through The Nautilus Scholarship Foundation. The number of awards and the amount of the scholarship may vary annually and will be determined prior to selection each year.  Download Eligibility Requirements HERE.