Educational Outreach

CDP kit cover The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has undertaken a broad range of Education Initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of the Medal of Honor and what it represents. Two of these initiatives are a Medal of Honor Character Development Program for Middle and High School students and a Medal of Honor Scholarships program for ROTC students.
Medal of Honor Character Development Program
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service into middle and high school curriculum to build character and promote responsible citizenship. The program is currently implemented in 33 states, DODDS schools in Europe and the Pacific, and the Citadel Military College of South Carolina.
A training model for teaching the curriculum in the classroom is in place for training teachers on best practices in using the program. The entire Medal of Honor curriculum, including more than 100 Medal of Honor living history videos, is now available at the educational online site. For more information about the Character Development Program visit www.cmohedu.org.
Scholarships
In addition to fully supporting the Society’s scholarship program for the children of Medal of Honor recipients, the Foundation, working with its partner, the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association Education Foundation, will award eight scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year to students enrolled in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps ROTC programs.
The Foundation will also award a scholarship to a student studying to become a teacher in science, technology, engineering and math subjects. Included in this STEM scholarship are a $5,000 scholarship and three annual $1,000 stipends for teaching supplies once the student begins teaching.
To view the scholarships awarded for the 2011 – 2012 school year click here. For more information on the ROTC Medal of Honor Scholarship program and how to obtain an application visit http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/rotc/MedalofHonor.asp