top of page

Seabee Wounded in Action Scholarship

SMSA stands along side our wounded Seabees and their families throughout the recovery process.


Our Seabee Wounded in Action Scholarship provides scholarship support to Seabee and CEC children and grandchildren of Purple Heart recipients, ensuring that these children have the opportunity to attend college, community college or vocation/technical intuitions.  

With these scholarships we are providing necessary support to fill the funding gaps our students are experiencing. True to our higher calling, we are honoring the service and sacrifice of Seabees and their families,

Seabee Purple Heart Recipients


Scholarships are awarded for accredited two and four-year college degrees programs and Career and Technical Education programs.  We do not provide graduate school scholarships or scholarships for part-time programs.


Scholarship awards may only be used tuition, books and/or academic-related fees.  Scholarships are renewable for up to four-years provided recipient meets academic requirements.


Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:


  • Applicants must be the child or grandchild of Seabees or Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers wounded in action.

    • Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating, CEC officers, or others who have served or are serving in a Naval Construction Force Unit.  This includes members of other service branches assigned to a Seabee unit.  Active duty, reserve, retired and honorably discharged Seabee children and grandchildren are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must currently be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.​

Applications and required supporting materials must be completed online by April 15.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Be sure to check the box on the application that the sponsor is a Purple Heart Recipient. 


Applications must be completed online. 

Scholarship award notification will be made by May 30.

Please reload


Join Up

No matter the age of your children, registering with the Seabee Wounded in Action Scholarship Program now will connect you with our community and ensure your family is kept up-to-date on scholarship program news and events. 

For eligibility questions or to register as a Seabee Wounded in Action Scholarship family, please contact us a

Purple Heart Recipient and SMSA volunteer, LT Matt Catanese, USN

looks forward to working with all Seabee wounded in action families.

"Given all they sacrifice for us, it is our duty to stand behind them and their families and provide financial and emotional support where we can. The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association make college a reality for military children,”

said LT Matt Catanese, USN.

bottom of page