About the Scholarship
To honor President George Bush's commitment to public service, the Board of Directors of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation has instituted three $2,500 college scholarships for crew or family members of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). One scholarship is for undergraduates and two for graduate school study - one specifically to attend The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University while the second is open to any graduate program in the United States.
The scholarships are aimed at recognizing and encouraging President George Bush’s commitment to public service, which he has referred to as a noble calling. Scholarships are one time payments payable in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is granted.
- Applicants should be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (B+ average). For current high
school and undergraduate students, a counselor/registrar letter certifying GPA is acceptable. For those who
have been out of school, an official transcript should be submitted.
- Applicants must plan to attend college, graduate school at The George Bush School of Government and Public
Service at Texas A&M University, or a graduate program elsewhere in the United States.
- Applicants must demonstrate an exemplary record in school and community activities.
- A letter of recommendation for the applicant from a community service leader/supervisor should be included.
- Completed application to be submitted by May 1.
Applications for the scholarship will be posted on the George Bush Foundation’s website and on U.S. Navy outlets.
The deadline for filing an application is May 1 annually. Recipients will be notified in May for a fall payment. Scholarship payments will be made directly to the school designated by the recipient.
Crew and air wing members and their family members. For purposes of the scholarships, a family member is defined as
a spouse or child of a scholarship applicant. A crew or air wing member must be within 24 months of having served on
CVN 77 for him/her or a family member to apply for a scholarship. Individuals serving on the Scholarship Committee
(described below), members of the governing body and employees of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and family members of any such individuals, are not eligible to receive a scholarship.
An application and any supporting materials must be submitted to the Admin Office of CVN 77. The Admin Office
will certify service on CVN 77 and forward all applications to the George Bush Foundation.
A committee of community leaders, including retired military personnel, in the Bryan/College Station area will review
all applications and select the winner.
The George Bush Foundation will notify the Commanding Officer of CVN 77 regarding the awardees.
» Download information regarding the scholarship application here.