Military Science, Leadership, and Operations

Military science is the study of military processes, institutions, and behavior, along with the study of warfare, and the theory and application of organized coercive force. It is mainly focused on theory, method, and practice of producing military capability in a manner consistent with national defense policy. Military science serves to identify the strategic, political, economic, psychological, social, operational, technological, and tactical elements necessary to sustain relative advantage of military force; and to increase the likelihood and favorable outcomes of victory in peace or during a war. Military scientists include theorists, researchers, experimental scientists, applied scientists, designers, engineers, test technicians, and other military personnel.

Military personnel obtain weapons, equipment, and training to achieve specific strategic goals. Military science is also used to establish enemy capability as part of technical intelligence.

In military history, military science had been used during the period of Industrial Revolution as a general term to refer to all matters of military theory and technology application as a single academic discipline, including that of the deployment and employment of troops in peacetime or in battle.

In military education, military science is often the name of the department in the education institution that administers officer candidate education. However, this education usually focuses on the officer leadership training and basic information about employment of military theories, concepts, methods and systems, and graduates are not military scientists on completion of studies, but rather junior military officers.

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Scholarships for Military Science, Leadership, and Operations Majors

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Don Shepherd Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

$8,000 June 30, 2022 See Details
 

Don Shepherd Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

award

$8,000

deadline

June 30, 2022
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Naval Intelligence Essay Contest

U.S. Naval Institute

Up to $5,000 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Naval Intelligence Essay Contest

U.S. Naval Institute

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

July 31, 2022
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Marine Corps Essay Contest

U.S. Naval Institute

Up to $5,000 August 31, 2022 See Details
 

Marine Corps Essay Contest

U.S. Naval Institute

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

August 31, 2022
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Colonel Sam A. and Kathleen A. Roberts Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$400 Varies See Details
 

Colonel Sam A. and Kathleen A. Roberts Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$400

deadline

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ROTC Alumni Scholarship - MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University - Basic and Applied Sciences

Varies Varies See Details
 

ROTC Alumni Scholarship - MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University - Basic and Applied Sciences

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deadline

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Michael A. Ventresca Scholarship

University of Massachusetts Boston

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Michael A. Ventresca Scholarship

University of Massachusetts Boston

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Navy V-12/NROTC Memorial Prize - Tufts University

Tufts University - School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering

Varies Varies See Details
 

Navy V-12/NROTC Memorial Prize - Tufts University

Tufts University - School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering

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Brent and Wendy Sandweiss Scholarship

Pima Community College

Varies June 30, 2022 See Details
 

Brent and Wendy Sandweiss Scholarship

Pima Community College

award

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deadline

June 30, 2022
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Jim and Dorothy Carlson Undergraduate Benefit Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

Varies July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Jim and Dorothy Carlson Undergraduate Benefit Scholarship

University of California-Los Angeles

award

Varies

deadline

July 31, 2022
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HORIZON Scholarship

Women In Defense - Michigan Chapter

Varies July 31, 2022 See Details
 

HORIZON Scholarship

Women In Defense - Michigan Chapter

award

Varies

deadline

July 31, 2022
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