Financial Assistance

Grant Eligibility

The MFST is proud to assist the following:

Retired and active duty National Guard, Reserve Officers, and former officers of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, and dependents, including grandchildren.

Purple Heart recipients

Enlisted personnel and noncommissioned officers of the uniformed services in grades E-5, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, and dependents, including grandchildren.

WWII combat veterans of the Merchant Marine recognized by the Veterans Administration, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, grandchildren, and dependents, including grandchildren of officers who were killed on active duty.

Officer grade equivalents of federal employees, including GS-7 and above/FSO-8 and below, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, and dependents, including grandchildren.

Honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of friendly nations living in this country and meeting the service and disability retirement criteria of their respective countries, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses, and dependents, including grandchildren.

GRADES AND TITLES OF ELLIGIBLE VETERANS


OFFICERS
  Army/Marines/Air Force Navy and Coast Guard
0-1 Second Lieutenant Ensign
0-2 First Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade
0-3 Captain Lieutenant
0-4 Major Lieutenant Commander
0-5 Lieutenant Colonel Commander
0-6 Colonel Captain
0-7 Brigadier General Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
0-8 Major General Rear Admiral (Upper Half)
0-9 Lieutenant General Vice Admiral
0-10 General Admiral
NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS
E-5 Army Sergeant
  Marines Sergeant
  Air Force Staff Sergeant
  Navy/Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class
E-6 Army Staff Sergeant
  Marines Staff Sergeant
  Air Force Tech Sergeant
  Navy/Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class
E-7 Army Sergeant First Class
  Marines Gunnery Sergeant
  Air Force Master Sergeant, First Sergeant
  Navy/Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer
E-8 Army Master Sergeant, First Sergeant
  Marines Master Sergeant, First Sergeant
  Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, First Sergeant
  Navy/Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer
E-9 Army Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major
  Marines Master Gunnery Sergeant, Sergeant Major
  Air Force Chief Master Sergent, First Sergeant
  Navy/Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer, Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer