The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) has a long history of awarding scholarships to eligible beneficiaries. Our program is dedicated to LT Omar Selland, USN (Dec) whose vision and driving force initiated the program in 1994. A scholarship is perpetually awarded in his honor and is presented at the annual awards ceremony by his widow, Mrs. Geri Selland. The President’s Award and the LT Selland Award are funded by annual donations from our members. Mrs. Anna Johnson, an Army widow now deceased, left a bequest to our scholarship program and at least one (1) scholarship is perpetually awarded in her honor.
Please continue your generous donations at membership renewal time. Donations may also be made in honor of, or in memory of, an individual(s) at any time. Make checks payable to PMOAA Scholarship Fund and send to: PMOAA, P. O. Box 17728, Pensacola, Fl. 32522-7728
PMOAA is well known for the generosity of its members in funding and awarding these annual scholarships. One hundred percent of your donations go directly to help deserving children/step-children, grandchildren/step-grandchildren and spouses of active duty and retired military personnel (officer and enlisted). The applicant or military sponsor must be, at the time of application, a resident of the area served by PMOAA, i.e. Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties of Florida and South Baldwin County of Alabama.
Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Recipients are selected based on:
1. Verification of Eligibility
2. Career Objectives, Community/College activities, essay and transcripts (cumulative GPA)
Judges are comprised of PMOAA members. An annual scholarship awards banquet is normally held on the first Thursday evening of August.
Since our scholarship funds are a public charity exempt from Federal Income Taxes under 501(c)(19) of the IRS Code, your donations are normally tax deductible. Charitable gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds may also be made to our non-profit brokerage account. For details, contact bequest manager CDR Vann Milheim, USN (Ret) at 850-969-9715