Scholarship Fund

Operation RSF Scholarship Fund

Operation RSF Scholarship Fund (RSF-SF) is a merit-based Scholarship that is 100% funded by donors who care about the mission of Operation RSF. The RSF-SF was started to help support students in Graduate and Post-Graduate studies in Kinesiology, Psychology, and the Neurosciences, focusing on helping populations diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related issues. The RSF-SF is an annual scholarship that must be applied to each year and can be re-applied for subsequent years even if you were previously awarded a scholarship.

Finding scholarships for graduate and post-graduate studies can be difficult and limit people from following their passions to help a population in need of more brilliant minds. If you are passionate about helping treat individuals who have experienced trauma and are pursuing an academic pathway leading you there,
we want to help.

For the Spring 2024 Term, the RSF-SF will be $1000 per awardee.



The inaugural term for granting scholarships will be Fall of 2023. The application process is simple and includes filling out an application through printing and scanning or filling it out on the application page and uploading the required supporting documents.

  • Spring 2024 Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Fall 2024 Application Deadline: July 1, 2024


  • Students currently in, or accepted to, an accredited university for a Graduate or Post-Graduate level degree in Kinesiology, Psychology, or Neuroscience with a desire to work directly with/in support of the population diagnosed with PTSD and other trauma-related issues.
  • If pursuing a degree in Psychology, the program must be at an American Psychological Association-accredited University.
  • Students do not need to be veterans, relatives of veterans, or associated with the military in any way.
  • Students must be in good standing with their respective universities and not currently under restriction due to poor conduct at their university.
  • Students must be United States citizens or have a visa to study in the United States.

Application Process

The scholarship is a merit-based with considerations including:

  1. Fill out the biographical and academic information on the application.
  2. Fill out the biographical and academic information on the application.
    1. Why you want to work with populations whom traumatic events have impacted.
    2. An event/lesson learned that influenced your personal development.
  3. Attach your CV or resume to the application.
  4. Attach 2 Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one personal/professional).

Scholarship Evaluation Criteria

The scholarship is a merit-based with considerations including:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Leadership
  • Athletics
  • Extra-Curricular School Activities
  • Community Service/Volunteering
  • Outside Employment/Experiences
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation

Scholarship Awarding

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to your university’s registrar or accounting office and should be followed up on personally. Confirmation numbers will be supplied to the awardee after the scholarship has been paid. No funds will be transferred directly to the student.


Facts and Figures

The number of scholarships and amount awarded each year will be posted annually at the end of the Spring Semester (on or around 1 June). We hope to award more scholarships and more significant scholarship amounts each year.

Scholarships Awarded

Scholarships Paid


Scholarship Support

Are you interested in supporting the RSF-SF? You can click the donate button and leave a comment requesting that your funds go toward the RSF-SF.

Scholarship Map

Want to know where other RSF Scholars are attending school? We will post the statistics here each year!