Scholarship deadline: The application deadline for the Defense Commissary Agency Scholarships for Military Children is Feb. 17. The program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their Families. Applying for one of the 700 available $2,000 scholarship grants requires providing a completed two-page application; the studentís official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college; and a typewritten or computer printed essay of 500 words or less, and no longer than two pages. For rules, application and more information, visit www.militaryscholar.org.

Grants available: The Bragg N Barn Thrift Shop on Fort Bragg is accepting applications for Spring Welfare Grants from organizations assisting our military community. All applications have to be received or postmarked by Feb. 28, addressed to P.O. Box 70084, Fort Bragg, N.C. 28307. For more information, call 907-4053 or visit www.braggnbarn.weebly.com

Soldierís transition facilitated: The Fort Bragg Transition Center conducts a Pre-Separation Services Program briefing for Soldiers (excluding retirees) that are within 180 days of separation from the Army. The briefing is designed to give the Soldier and spouse relevant information in advance of separation to facilitate planning for a successful transition to civilian life. The briefing will take place the first Monday of every month, unless it is a holiday, then it will move to the second Monday, at 1 p.m. at the Pope Annex. Offices providing important separation information, including benefits and processing procedures, are the transition center, education center, finance, medical and dental, Reserve Component Career Counselor and Soldier for Life. No appointment is necessary to attend.

Notice of Estate: This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Warrant Officer 1 Shawn Thomas, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. John Miller, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 432-3832 or email at john.b.miller@socom.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Samuel O. Shaaheed, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Please contact Capt. William M. Richardson, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at (910) 643-8871 or email william.m.richardson88.mil@mail.mil.