About First Command

Founded in 1958 with a mission to improve the financial well-being of America’s professional military families, First Command Financial Services today serves clients from all walks of life at all stages of life. A Registered Investment Adviser firm, First Command develops and delivers comprehensive financial plans to assist American families in their efforts to reduce debt, build wealth and pursue their financial goals and dreams.

Through a values-centered approach to financial planning and a client-first philosophy, First Command has for 50 years established lasting relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families.

About the Scholarship

The First Command Family Scholarship was established as a partnership between First Command Educational Foundation and First Command Financial Services to support the men and women who have been engaged with service to the country through their own military service as a Veteran or active duty servicemember or through that of a dependent spouse or child. This scholarship helps to meet the needs that Veterans or active duty service members and their family have when they return to school to fulfill their educational dreams and goals.

The scholarship is open to Veterans from all branches of the military or their dependent spouse or children who are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The University of Maryland
Division of Student Affairs ▪ Office of Development and External Relations
8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200 ▪ College Park, MD 20740
sagiving@umd.edu ▪ (301) 314-4900