The purpose of the non-profit corporation is to be able to financially assist the educational needs of the surviving children of the U.S. Military men and women who lost their lives on or after October 7, 2001, the commencement of Afghanistan operations, as part of the global war on terrorism defined as "Operation Enduring Freedom." AFCEF is a charitable non-profit corporation that has the IRS has determined to be a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3). To the extent possible, all professional services provided to the non-profit corporation will be on a pro bono basis. QUALIFICATIONS FOR AFCEF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: The candidate must be a surviving child of a U.S. Military Service Member who lost their life on or after October 7, 2001, while serving their country. The candidate must be enrolled (or accepted) at an eligible educational institution (college, university or accepted trade school) that meets federal accreditation standards. Be able to prove financial need of funds. Submit completed AFCEF application and 500 word essay titled, "Why it is important for me to continue my education, and what the plan is for my life." TO APPLY: If the above qualifications are met, click on the application button below. Fill out the application with 3 recommendation letters and your completed the essay, then mail it to: Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund Attn: AFCEF Scholarship 17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355 Villa Park, CA 92861 Applications are ONLY accepted between January 1-March 31 and July 1-September 30 AFCEF funds are available based on need, not grades, and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. AFCEF funds are secondary to other funding sources and payment will be made directly to the school. A submission of an application does not guarantee an AFCEF Scholarship. The decision of the AFCEF Board of Examiners is final.