FBSA Merit Scholarships are awarded to eligible FBSA members planning to enroll, or enrolled in one of the following:

  • a two-year college (resident or online)

  • a four-year college or university (resident or online)

  • vocational school in accordance with the rules and regulations established in the application

FBSA scholarships are for spouses and children of active-duty, retired, and Gold Star families of ALL RANKS in and around the El Paso area as well as the spouses and children of GS civilian employees who are members of FBSA.

To be eligible, applicant must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Sponsor is assigned to the Ft. Bliss/El Paso area

  • High School senior (sponsor has PCS’d but the family has remained at Ft. Bliss/El Paso to allow the student to complete high school.)

The applicant or sponsor must be a member of the Fort Bliss Spouses Association and reside in the local Ft. Bliss/ El Paso area until 15 March 2019 to be eligible.

Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a selection committee based on the student’s academic record, job record, volunteer work, participation in community-based activities, 2 letters of recommendation, and a brief essay. Financial need is not considered.

Scholarships will be awarded in each of four categories. Minimum award is $1,000.

  • High School Senior

  • College Student

  • Graduate Student

  • Vocational/Trade School

Please carefully review the following linked documents for more information on our program and how to apply. If you have questions, please email