Military Scholarships

More than 1.3 million Americans have made the choice to serve their country. The brave men and women who voluntarily invest their time in the United States Military are some of the well-respected citizens of the country. Choosing to enter the military should not forfeit your dreams of receiving a college education. Whether you are a member of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy there are a number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans and their families.

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) offers a variety of scholarships – from full-tuition to additional funding for room and board to allowances for books and fees – that are awarded based on merit and not financial need. Both the Army and the Navy have ROTC programs that collaborate with a number of colleges across the country. And if you are a member of the Illinois National Guard, you may be eligible to receive the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant that awards 2000 undergraduate and graduate students annually.

Below are some examples of military scholarships and grants worthy of pursuing. To find out if you are eligible for additional scholarships based on service or other criteria, conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

¡Adelante! HOPE Veteran's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarship for one U.S. Military Veteran attending any college or university in Texas.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas
    -Is involved in community service
    -Is of Hispanic descent
    -Is able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership [...] More

AFAS General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is competitive in its need-based selection criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education cost factors. Grants are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; [...] More

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • What if you didn’t have to worry about how to pay for college? Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. That way, you can focus on preparing for your future.

    Air Force ROTC scholarships cover your tuition and most lab fees. Also, you’ll receive an annual textbook allowance and up to a $500 spending cash monthly [...] More

Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program is a state student assistance program established by the Legislature of the State of Alabama and is designed to provide financial assistance to Alabama National Guard members who are residents of the State of Alabama and are enrolled in degree programs at accredited post-secondary institutions of higher learning located within the State of [...] More

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Getting a job or staying competitive in today's workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. The American Legion Auxiliary's goal is to do all we can to make that happen, and that's what the non-traditional student scholarship is all about. This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family [...] More

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become. That is why the organization is so committed to education. Investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country.

    Time and again we hear about the difference an American Legion Auxiliary scholarship has made in a person’s life, providing [...] More

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a scholarship. The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years; must hold a membership card for the current year; and must continue to maintain membership throughout the four-year scholarship period. Scholarship [...] More

American Legion Auxililary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Candidates for this award shall be daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons, grandsons, stepgrandsons, granddaughters, step-granddaughters, great-granddaughters, step-greatgranddaughters, great-grandsons or step-great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below:

    WW I: April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918
    WW II: [...] More

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel.

    Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria:
    -Academic performance
    -Character
    -Extracurricular
    -Financial need

    Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied to tuition and tuition related [...] More

AOC Enlisted Tuition Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The AOC headquarters provides monetary support to approximately 5 chapters that participate in the AOC Enlisted Tuition Grant Program. The procedures are the same as for scholarships. Find the chapter closest to you, contact the chapter president, and return the completed Application (same Student Data Form in FP1-1) However, you may want to look at FP1-2, Enlisted Tuition Grant (ETG) Operating [...] More

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Army Engineer Memorial Awards were established in 1973 as a living memorial to Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and are given annually to honor all Engineer Officers who died in the line of duty. A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired [...] More

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is the support of nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited program in baccalaureate or graduate nursing, anesthesia, or related healthcare field. Below are the eligibility criteria and general information.

    Eligibility:
    -Students [...] More

Army ROTC Campus Based Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Army ROTC Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified, highly motivated young men and women who have a strong committed to military service. Scholarship cadets, in addition to their normal studies, take prescribed military science courses, participate in scheduled leadership laboratories, and attend the four-week ROTC [...] More

Army ROTC Four-Year College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Four-Year College Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a U.S. citizen
    -Be between the ages of 17 and 26
    -Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5
    -Have a high school diploma or equivalent
    -Score a minimum of 920 on [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
    -Tuition or room and board support
    -Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment
    -A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
    -Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
    -If qualified, [...] More

Army ROTC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.The Four-Year High School [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship provides $1,000 in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 12, 2003. Recipients must be pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies. [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
    -Community College Legacy Scholarships:
    Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA or GED and must be currently enrolled in an accredited [...] More

Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Five scholarships for vocational/technical training are offered annually. These scholarships are named in honor of AMRA Past National President Bernard E. Dillon who encouraged the Association to create a Foundation that would raise funds to continually increase the number of scholarships that could be provided to military families. Dillon later became the first President of the Foundation Board. [...] More

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) is designed to benefit highly-motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families.

    The scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The Daniels Fund - the legacy of cable television pioneer Bill [...] More

BVA Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Blinded Veterans Association will again award 16 Kathern F. Gruber scholarships for the upcoming academic year, according to John Williams, Administrative Director at the Association’s National Headquarters. Six scholarships of $2,000 each will be available.

    The scholarships are limited to spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans, but the blinded veteran in question is not [...] More

CCMW Educators Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship is available to military service members working toward the completion of higher education degrees. You must be working on associate's, bachelor's or master's degree and submit a 400-750-word essay on the topic: "What has your experience been pursuing a degree while serving in the military and how will the scholarship be used to enable you [...] More

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,250
  • Enrolling with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is the first step in ensuring that your child or children will receive the financial support they need to get a college education. We provide tailored scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Scholarships assist students cover tuition and books, supplies and equipment, and living [...] More

Colonel Frederick W. Best, Jr., USA & Chief Petty Officer Frederick W. Best, Sr., USN Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This award is for students of Fayetteville Technical Community College who are active duty Army/Navy/National Guard and Army/Navy Reserve Forces and their dependents.

    Eligibility:
    -Active duty Army/Navy/National Guard and Army/Navy Reserve Forces and their dependents
    -Admitted as a student at Fayetteville Technical Community College, full time or part time (returning students must have a [...] More

Combat Medic Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship program is dedicated to respecting and supporting the commitment that the CMB represents. We hope in this small way, to help CMB recipients to continue to serve their fellow man and to achieve their dreams and scholastic goals. Every life they touch they make better. For full details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a high school [...] More

CSUB Dr. Robert W. & Jean L. Sheldon Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2018
  • Amount: $2,375
  • This scholarship was established by medical colleagues in honor Dr. Robert W. Sheldon, a local physician, to support CSUB transfer students from Bakersfield College. The donors are personally supplementing an additional $15,000 annually for an additional six (6) scholarships in the amount of about $2,375, in addition to the earnings from the endowment.

    Award criteria: transfer students from [...] More

Daedalian Foundation Descendants Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To further the Objectives of the Order of Daedalians insofar as assisting in the education of deserving young persons in the fields of aerospace engineering and flight, and encouraging those young people who receive valuable aerospace training to pursue a military career, the Daedalian Foundation has established a Descendants Scholarship Program for descendants of Daedalian members. The [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Daughters of the Cincinnati have contributed generously to the scholarship fund for over a century. Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military. If you are eligible, you must apply during your senior year in high school. The application process includes an essay, secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s [...] More

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2017
  • Amount: $250
  • Eligibility: Members may apply for funding during their senior year in high school. The applicant must have been active as a duv for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years. The applicant must have and maintain a satisfactory scholastic standing. No more than four (4) duvs scholarships shall be awarded at any National Convention. The scholarship award(s) shall be presented at National Convention, [...] More

Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The State of Delaware provides educational benefits for the children of deceased veterans of the military services of the United States, military service personnel held as a prisoner of war and military service personnel officially declared to be missing in action.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must have been a resident of the state of Delaware for 3 or more consecutive years prior to the date of [...] More

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program, you must be a Maryland resident at the time of application and enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college/university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school.

    Also, you must be:

    -The son, daughter, stepchild, or the surviving spouse (who has [...] More

EOD Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Applicants must be the child, stepchild, spouse, or grandchild, or other DoD recognized dependent of a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD. NAVSCOLEOD graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards. Active Duty personnel are not eligible for scholarship awards. Military academy students are not eligible to receive EODMF Scholarships. Students may apply in case they are not accepted or decide not to attend [...] More

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 21 (23 if enrolled as a full-time student) of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of deceased members, may apply for this scholarship. Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian [...] More

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is two-fold. First, it helps offset the high cost of a college education for the sons and daughters of American heroes. Second, it is a reminder to the recipient that their parents' sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful nation.

    The scholarship is not a full-ride, however in most cases it covers a significant portion of a student's [...] More

GRCF Armando "Frank" Quaglia Veteran's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Armando "Frank" Quaglia Veteran's Scholarship, students must be from Kent or Ionia County and is a veteran or family member (spouse, child, or step-child) of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces [...] More

Horizons - Michigan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and provides development opportunities to women already working in these fields. Applicants must be citizens of te U.S. and residents of Michigan, either a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate who has attained at least junior level status (60 [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. This one-year scholarship is non-renewable. To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

    -Be an Illinois high school senior
    -Have taken the ACT or SAT
    -Participate in a Junior ROTC program
    -Child or [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. This one-year scholarship varies in its amount on a yearly basis.

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
    -Be an Illinois high school senior
    -Be a child or grandchild of a veteran of the United [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
    -Be an Illinois high school senior
    -Be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
    -Be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program (a copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application) [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education. This scholarship is a one-year scholarship, non-renewable.

    Eligibility:
    -Be an Illinois high school senior
    -Have taken the ACT or SAT
    -Child or grandchild of veteran or active-duty service member

    For more [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

    To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:
    -Be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program. (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the [...] More

Illinois National Guard Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant pays tuition and eligible fees (registration, graduation, general activity, matriculation and term fees) at all Illinois public universities or public community colleges. The ING Grant is an entitlement program and is awarded to eligible recipients regardless of the funding level.

    To be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, a student must:
    -Be [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational development of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship. The new initiative is the largest scholarship offered by the Center to date and aims to support undergraduate and [...] More

Lackland Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship is for San Antonio area high school seniors who are dependents of a military member stationed at Lackland AFB, to include: AD, Reserve, Guard, sponsors on remote assignment, retired or deceased.

    One scholarship is also awarded to a dependent Spouse pursuing a technical, associate, or undergraduate degree. Applications can be obtained through the Gateway Club, Family Support [...] More

Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. Active/Inactive Military and Military Veteran Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • In Saginaw, Mrs. McMillan worked as a licensed beautician and a pianist for several local churches. Mr. McMillan worked full-time at General Motors Grey Iron foundry - a career spanning 41 years. At the same time, Mr. McMillan worked several part-time jobs.

    Eligibility:
    -Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    -Saginaw County resident
    -High school senior or college student
    -Pursuing an undergraduate, [...] More

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. The Nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Scholarship Foundation pays particular attention to those students whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat or has demonstrated financial need.

    Applicants must be the child of one of the [...] More

Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship was established in January 1998 to provide financial aid for children of veterans who served in Vietnam. The non-renewable scholarship is for students seeking degrees, certificates, or diplomas at vocational/technical schools, colleges, or universities. Award amounts vary and are based on financial need.

    Eligibility:
    -Have achieved a current cumulative [...] More

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program was established in recognition of the hardship that a family experiences upon the loss of a parent and or spouse who is killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This grant program was established to provide educational opportunity to the remaining family members. The Public Service Grant Program is [...] More

Matthews and Swift Educational Trust Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Delegates to the 62nd Supreme Council Meeting in August 1944 voted to establish an Educational Trust Fund by the raising of $1 million through a special per capita tax on the members of the Order. Scholarships provided from the income of this fund would become a living memorial to Knights who gave their lives for their country during World War II, or who became totally and permanently disabled [...] More

MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four (4) academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

    Eligibility:
    -Dependent children, stepchildren or legally adopted children or a [...] More

Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund is for nontraditional students enrolling in at least 9 credits in a degree-seeking or certification program at Boise State University or College of Western Idaho. Students must be a resident of the state of Idaho and demonstrate financial need. Must be 24 years or older. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Military Child of the Year Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/5/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement in their communities Recipients, along with a parent or guardian, travel to Washington, D.C., for a special recognition Gala. They also receive a laptop computer and the $10,000 award. We are excited to be able to offer recognition for children of National Guard [...] More

Minority Serving Institute Scholarship Reservation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation, or MSISR, offers the same benefits as the Four-Year National Scholarship and is exclusive to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), High Hispanic Enrollment Schools (HHEs), and other Minority Serving Institutions. This scholarship applies to Navy option students only. The application process starts with filling out the [...] More

Missouri Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program is for children and spouses of Vietnam veterans who served between 1961 and 1972 and whose deaths were attributed to, or caused by, exposure to toxic chemicals during the Vietnam conflict. The veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service and at the time of death.

    Eligibility:
    -Be enrolled or accepted for [...] More

NAUS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Since 2010, NAUS has awarded $82,000 in scholarships to the military community attending college courses. This year we will continue that tradition by awarding 8 - $2,000 scholarships. To be eligible you must meet these requirements:

    -Applicant must be a member of NAUS in good standing, or the spouse or child of a NAUS member in good standing.
    -Applicant must be currently enrolled in, or a [...] More

Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Scholarship Foundation of the Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. awards up to 30 scholarships granted annually. Those eligible for the grants are the natural born, legally adopted or stepson or daughter of an Enlisted member of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard on active duty, or retired with pay or the son or daughter of a deceased member of these categories. Applicants must have a valid [...] More

NEHA/AAS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The purpose of the NEHA/AAS Scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to a career in EH and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue postgraduate studies in EH sciences and/or public health. The program offers financial assistance to individuals with a demonstratable need, and serves to introduce adequately trained professionals into the EH [...] More

New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans is for students whose parent(s) died, while a NH resident, as the result of a service related disability while serving in the U.S. armed services in a combat situation. Eligible students are students between the ages of 16 and 25, who are legal residents of New Hampshire and whose mother or father served in the United States armed services [...] More

NYSHESC Regents Award For Children of Veterans

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2017
  • Amount: $450
  • Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans were created to provide financial aid to students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency. Students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency and, as a result of service, died, suffered a 40% or more disability, was [...] More

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarship details:
    -Provides 100 percent tuition to Ohio National Guard members attending a two- or four- year public college or university
    -Participants must commit to and/or complete a six-year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard. New enlistees must complete basic training and obtain a military job skill to qualify for a scholarship
    -Scholarship program recipients must maintain good [...] More

Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver is established as an incentive for qualified young men and women to join the Oklahoma National Guard and as a means to retain skilled, productive citizens within the state.

    Eligibility:
    -Is a bonafide member of the Oklahoma National Guard at the beginning of the semester for which he/she is applying for a scholarship or by the scholarship [...] More

Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $7,000
  • This scholarship was established to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard.

    Eligibility:
    -Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
    -Be a child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces of National Guard whose residence or home of record is Vermont
    -Preference is given to candidates whose parent was [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Veterans ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Veterans Employee Resource Group shares a vision of excellence through leadership. Part of our mission is to act on behalf of veterans, both within PG&E and the communities we touch.

    Veterans Employee Resource Group will award up to $5,000 or more in scholarships to five to ten high school seniors and continuing students.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a college-bound high school senior or [...] More

Park Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2017
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Two awards are given to full-time students, one male and one female. Recipient must be either a single female, head-of-household student with dependents; a single male, head of household with dependents; or a Vietnam veteran who no longer has access to educational benefits and has a GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be a custodial parent and must demonstrate financial need.

    For more [...] More

Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired Inspiration Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship.

    Lieutenant General Hughes' career serves as an example to today's scholars. We hope his life story and our scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security [...] More

Prairie Minuteman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Board of Directors of NGAI has established a scholarship program to support members' families. The scholarship is open to dependents (both children and spouses) of NGAI members in good standing.

    The program will annually award one $2,000 scholarship to an IL Army National Guard dependent and one $2,000 scholarship to an IL Air National Guard dependent. In addition, a third $700 scholarship [...] More

Pro Vets Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • ProVets is as an independent organization whose primary purpose is to provide financial help to veterans and their families needing professional and/or academic assistance through grants and scholarships. Scholarships for Veterans is administered by ProNet International Gifts & Scholarships, Inc., a 501(C)(3) public charity that seeks to assist veterans and their families fulfill their [...] More

Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Student Veterans of America and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems have partnered to provide a scholarship to veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university. The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship will support U.S Army student veterans. This partnership will enable returning soldiers to pursue their education goals and position them for success [...] More

Rockwell Collins SVA STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • While a postsecondary degree or credential has become indispensable for entry into professional careers and the middle class, the cost of college continues to increase. Student Veterans of America is proud to partner with Rockwell Collins to award three $2,500 scholarships to student veterans that are interested in pursuing a STEM degree path. This scholarship will not only build a diverse talent [...] More

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Director of Naval History (N09BH) has established the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship Program to promote development of a broad understanding of naval history within the American national experience. This historical knowledge is an invaluable tool for the decision making process.

    The scholarship was named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR, an [...] More

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $3,100
  • Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating, CEC Officers, others who have served or are serving in a Naval Construction Force (Seabee) unit. Seabees can be active, reserve, retired, deceased or honorably discharged.

    The applicant must currently be a senior in high school or a high school graduate. (The applicant [...] More

Second Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Second Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship grant in the form of a check made payable to the applicant and the school. Applicants must reapply each year. In recent years, the value of the grant has averaged $1,000 per year.

    Applicant must be an unmarried dependent son, daughter or grandchild of an individual who has served in the 2nd Marine Division or [...] More

SGM Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum (SGM) Memorial Scholarship was developed to honor the Founder and first National President of The American Military Retirees Association (AMRA). Scholarships are funded by donations to the American Military Retirees Foundation from AMRA members in honor of SGM Douglas R.Drum, whose interest in and passion for education are honored by scholarships awarded in his [...] More

Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Tailhook Educational Foundation is a charitable nonprofit California corporation created in February 1992. The Foundation's charter is "to educate the nation's public with regard to the history and present day activities of the United States Navy carrier aviation and its importance to our country's national security."

    To be eligible for consideration for a Tailhook Educational Foundation [...] More

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The purpose of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program is to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant [...] More

The Army College Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Army College Fund (ACF) is an enlistment incentive option designed to aid in the recruitment of highly qualified Soldiers for critical or shortage Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). The ACF supplements the basic Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) entitlement.

    To receive specific eligibility requirements, application deadlines, criteria, and further details, please visit the provider's [...] More

The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • You are eligible to apply for the CPO Scholarship only if your sponsor achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Furthermore, your sponsor must be currently serving on Active duty or Reserve duty, or must have been honorably discharged, transferred to Fleet Reserve status, or Retired from the Naval Service as a Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer. [...] More

The Graydon & Myrth Fox Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Graydon & Myrth Fox Scholarship was established to assist individuals who are seeking to further their job skills or improve their circumstances through education. This award is available to students who are pursuing a degree through either the business schools at California State University, Chico or the University of Florida, Gainesville; or a degree in elementary education at the Coastal [...] More

The Jack E. Barger, Sr., Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship fund was established by the Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in 1989 to address the State's nursing shortage. Established in the memory of Department Commander Jack E. Barger, Sr., this scholarship has benefitted more than 110 students, including active duty service members and veterans. The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a charitable [...] More

The Lt. Jon C.Ladda Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Recipients of the Lt. Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship will be as follows:

    Scholarships will be awarded to a child of a United States Naval Academy graduate or United Sates Navy member who served in the submarine service who has died on active duty or has been medically retired with a 100 percent disability. This is a renewable scholarship based on a repeat application [...] More

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program recognizes two Maine high school seniors planning to pursue an education at a two- or four-year, degree-granting college. Preference may be given to a student attending a Maine college and seeking a degree in a business or education-related field. One scholarship is for a high school student pursuing an associates degree in a technical [...] More

The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Higher education is expensive and can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per year. The Montgomery G.I. Bill and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill both provide a strong foundation for educational finance, but even these solid tools often fall short of footing the bill. This scholarship program provides financial support to service men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heard and are [...] More

The Thoroughbred Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2018
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Thoroughbred Scholarship is for students from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine or agriculture industry.

    Eligibility:
    -24 years old or younger as of September 1 of the application year
    -Minimum 2.85 GPA
    -Have an annual household income of less than $75,000 or be financially independent from parent

    To be considered financially independent, a student must be at [...] More

Tillman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The scholarship assists with academic expenses, including tuition and fees, books, and living expenses for U.S. veterans and active duty service members of all branches of the U.S. Military including the National Guard and Reserve. Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members (including surviving spouses) are also eligible. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor, graduate, or [...] More

TKE Michael & Candy Yakimo Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Frater Yakimo was initiated into Beta-Eta Chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology on February 7, 1965, and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with an engineering degree. He went on to law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, graduating in 1976. Frater Yakimo is self-employed as a patent attorney in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. [...] More

Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program provides a 100% tuition and fee waiver for Massachusetts National Guard soldiers attending a state college, university, or community college program. Generally, these state-supported programs are offered during the day as part of a degree program. Your assistance can continue as long as you are in good standing academically and until [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2017
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

U.S. Navy Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $65,000
  • The Navy will pay for up to $65,000 of qualified loans acquired from a post-secondary education. To be eligible for this enlisted program the loan cannot be in default and it must be the applicant’s first enlistment. The LRP is available to all active duty Navy enlisted positions.

    The loan must be entered into before going joining the military. The following loans qualify for the College Loan [...] More

University of Great Falls Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,500
  • The University of Great Falls is committed to providing an affordable, private college experience of exceptional value. A variety of scholarships recognizing academic achievement and talent are available.

    Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships as part of the admission process and are notified of their award level as part of acceptance to the university. [...] More

Vandenberg Spouses' Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Vandenberg Spouses' Club is honored to continue the long tradition of providing financial assistance to qualifying military dependents and spouses for their college education pursuits.

    Eligibility:
    -Spouses of active duty military sponsors who are stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base
    -Spouses of retired or deceased military are eligible if applicant currently resides in Santa Barbara [...] More

Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/14/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • RJT Criminal Defense is offering two educational scholarships annually to United States veterans with PTSD. Each of the scholarships is in the amount of $1,000, the funds to be paid for tuition for secondary education, college (or community college), or trade school. Applicants need not currently be students in order to qualify for an award. Within one year from the date of their award, the [...] More

VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It's just another way to sanotepay "thank you" to those who [...] More

Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of VMSDEP is to provide undergraduate or other postsecondary education to eligible participants by providing a waiver of tuition and all required fees associated with tuition at any public institution of higher education or other public accredited postsecondary institution granting a degree, diploma, or certificate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Benefits are available for up to 36 [...] More

William "Joe" Gainey E-9 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • In honor of William "Joe" Gainey for his 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the mission and to our Nation, Trident University is offering a graduate degree scholarship to all eligible E-9 active duty, reserve, and National Guard members currently serving in the U.S. Armed Services.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently be serving in the US Armed Services
    -Provide documentation that they [...] More

William and Patsy Zorn Veterans Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • High School senior graduating from a public high school within Shelby County, Ohio, with a 3.5 GPA or greater, and who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university (other than Wright State University) in the coming academic year.

    Must have a relative (parent, step-parent, grandparent, full or half sibling) who is active duty or a veteran of the United States military. [...] More

Wings Over America Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to further the post-secondary education of deserving students. Last year, this foundation assisted 50 deserving dependents. Scholarships are to be used only for tuition and tuition-based fees charged by the college for A.A, A.S., B.A, B.S. or technical certification. This is for undergraduate work only.

    Candidates [...] More

Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a high school graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Women's Overseas Service League

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Women's Overseas Service League scholarship assistance may be granted to women who:
    - Are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers
    - Have demonstrated such commitment through life experiences
    - Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study in any institution of higher education in a program leading to an academic degree, [...] More

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Colorado Technical University's Wounded Warrior Scholarship was established in 2008 in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The program fully covers the cost of education at CTU for active duty servicemembers and veterans who were injured while serving our country, as well as the spouses of wounded service members and veterans. The scholarship covers tuition, books, and fees for a single [...] More

Wright Patterson Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of WPOSC Scholarships is to supplement higher education for military dependents. The applicant must be a bona fide dependant of an active duty U.S. military member or full-time reservist currently assigned to WrightPatterson AF; or a deceased, retired, POW or MIA U.S. military member residing within 100 miles of Wright-Patterson AFB; or an active duty international military member [...] More

WTFI (TJX) Children's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Warrior Thunder Foundation (WTFI), in partnership with TJX Companies, is proud to announce the scholarship grant to the children of: United States service members who received an honorable discharge from any branch of service of the US Armed Forces; including high school, college and graduate school students, to enable the recipients to complete an undergraduate or graduate education in the [...] More

Young Americans Overseas Travel Abroad Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Young Americans Overseas scholarship is to support military students, students from military families, and low-income students. To qualify for the travel abroad scholarships students must be attending university full-time or part-time. The scholarship will cover airline flight to Europe. There are five travel scholarships available to YAO housing complex residents enrolled at Lamar University [...] More

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