More than 1.4 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. While the ROTC offers scholarships that cover tuition, fees and other college expenses, the scholarship application process is just as competitive as any other scholarship. Each year, the Army ROTC awards scholarships to more than 13,000 students and provides roughly $274 million in scholarship money. About 12,000 high school seniors compete at the national level for 2,000 available Army ROTC scholarships. High school students who receive Army ROTC scholarships tend to be in the 25th percentile of their class, are a part of an honor society and are involved in extracurricular activities.
The U.S. Air Force ROTC similarly offers scholarships to help students ease the financial burden of their college education. Air Force ROTC scholarships cover college tuition and the majority of lab fees. Students will also receive a textbook allowance and a maximum of $500 a month in spending cash.
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.
There are a variety of Air Force ROTC Scholarships for high school students; Type 1 - Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 1 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend. Type 2 - Pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition and authorized fees at any [...] More
The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge young people gain, the better citizens they will become. That is why the organization is so committed to education. The American Legion Auxiliary offers multiple scholarships, so if interested in applying for a scholarship, check out the scholarship links for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application forms. For more [...] More
The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel. Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied to tuition and tuition related expenses only. Anchor scholarships are awarded based upon an equal weighting of academic performance, character, extracurricular activities and financial [...] More
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
Applicants of the ANCA Education Fund must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree program in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related healthcare field who are serving or have previously served in any branch, and at any rank, of a component of the US Army (Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve) and are not currently receiving funding by a component of the [...] More
Scholarships and stipends from Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) allow you to focus on your education, instead of wondering how you’ll pay for it. You'll graduate with a respected and secure career path as an Army Officer, and without debt for the school years your scholarship covers. You’re eligible to apply for ROTC scholarships if you’re a high school student enrolling in college, [...] More
The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA if an undergraduate, and 6 or more hours (units) and a [...] More
The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be an African-American [...] More
Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of military personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Our goal is to bridge the gap in funding between available sources of grants and scholarships (i.e., VA Chapter 33 or 35, federal, state, local and private grants) and the total cost of college. Scholarships cover tuition and books, supplies and [...] More
The Colonel Frederick W. Best, Jr., USA & Chief Petty Officer Frederick W. Best, Sr., USN Scholarship is for students of Fayetteville Technical Community College who are active duty Army/Navy/National Guard and Army/Navy Reserve Forces and their dependents. Eligible applicants must: either be on active duty in the army/navy/national guard or in the army/navy reserves or be a dependent of a [...] More
High school seniors or students pursuing a GED between the ages of 16-19 with a 3.0 GPA or higher and are the child of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for the Corvias Foundation Scholarship. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in person, although mostly in person with some online classes is acceptable. The application is 60 questions in [...] More
Corvias Foundation strives to support the educational goals of the spouses of our active-duty service members. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited community, technical, or four-year college, university, or online program (for profit and proprietary schools upon review) as an undergraduate or graduate student. Candidates must reside at specific installations (see website for [...] More
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 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 eligible, applicants apply during ytheir 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
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. Applicant must have been a resident of the state of Delaware for 3 or more consecutive years prior to the date of application. If the [...] More
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.
Applicants must be related to U.S. Service members, veterans, POW/MIA from the Vietnam [...] More
To be eligible for the Armando "Frank" Quaglia Veteran's Scholarship, students must be from Kent or Ionia County and are a veteran or family member (spouse, child, or step-child) of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces attending an accredited four-year college or university full-time majoring in engineering or a medical/healthcare field. Applicants must have financial need and a minimum [...] More
The Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships 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. Applicants must be an Illinois high school senior and a child or grandchild of a veteran of the United States of America who served after September [...] More
The Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship is offered by Illinois AMVETS for Illinois high school seniors. Applicant must be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a veteran of the United States of America who served after 09/15/40 and was Honorably Discharged. They need not be KIA or have died as a result of service-connected disability. Applicants must also have taken the ACT or SAT. For [...] More
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. Applicants must be a 2nd year or greater nursing student and must provide a copy of acceptance letter into an accredited nursing program. Priority is given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran. For more [...] More
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation is committed to supporting educational goals of our Illinois veterans. The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship has been established to invest in their education. Award amounts will vary and is based on eligible funding annually. Each award is for up to $2,000 and can be utilized for books, housing expenses, school fees, and [...] More
The Lackland Spouses’ Club offers merit-based scholarships to eligible San Antonio Area dependent children who are graduating high school seniors and will begin undergraduate studies at an accredited college or university, technical, trade or vocational school in the year the scholarship is awarded. Applicant must be a dependent child of (1) active duty military or DOD civilian assigned to a [...] More
Over 300,000 Mainers have been affected by service, whether as a veteran, retiree, family member, Guard or Reserve, or active duty personnel. Many of our veterans have returned home to become community leaders and advocates for other veterans through the Maine Military and Community Network and other Veteran Councils. As a partner in these initiatives, the Bureau will continue to lead Maine's [...] More
Applicants for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation must be the child of an active duty or reserve U.S. Marine, a veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Children of U.S. Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, or Religious Programs Specialists attached to a Marine unit may also qualify. Additionally, applicants must have at [...] More
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
The Massachusetts Public Service Grant was established for students who have experienced 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. Applicants must be permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted, be United States [...] More
The Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Scholarships are available to children of members in good standing who are killed or permanently disabled, by hostile action, while serving in the U.S. armed forces in a combat zone designated as such by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors; as well as the children of fulltime firefighters and law enforcement officers, who while in [...] More
The annual awards recognize outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Recipients will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Space Force — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. All Military Child of the Year® [...] More
The Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship [...] More
The NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible), and must successfully receive nomination from MSI [...] More
These merit-based scholarships are available to military dependents of active-duty, retired, or deceased military members living in the Monterey County area or military dependents of Naval Postgraduate School alumni living anywhere. A scholarship is also available to a military dependent seeking a degree in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Applicants must [...] More
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club offers scholarships to honor the memory of fallen military veterans and law enforcement officers, who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The scholarships are open to New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents only.
Applicants must be current high school seniors, graduates and returning veterans who are honorably [...] More
The purpose of the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association Scholarship is to provide financial aid to wildlife and fisheries biologists, botanists, ecologists, range conservationists, foresters, and/or wildlife law enforcement agent-oriented students.
Anyone who will have sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level standing at a college or university is eligible to apply. Preference [...] More
Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. is our Country’s only non-profit national organization of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard enlisted spouses. We were incorporated on June 3, 1936, in Long Beach, California and have chartered clubs throughout the United States. NWCA received a Federal Charter from the United States Congress in October 1984. The purpose of NWCA is to unite all sea service [...] More
NBCC Foundation military and rural scholarships provide financial support to master’s-level counseling students who are committed to serving in these communities. The military scholarship was created to increase the number of counselors available to serve military personnel and families suffering from a shortage of available mental health professionals. The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce [...] More
The New Hampshire Department of Education Higher Education Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans was first established by the New Hampshire State Legislature in 1943 after World War II left so many in the in the Granite State orphaned or with only one parent. The Scholarship provides $2,500 scholarships to children of New Hampshire service members who died on active duty or of service-connected [...] More
Selected applicants for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits OR Room and Board at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval [...] More
The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) is available to current members of the Ohio Army & Air National Guard, as well as former members with qualifying deployment time (Latta Amendment students). The scholarship covers 100% of tuition charges for courses applicable to, or leading to, an associate or bachelor’s degree, a diploma-granting nursing program, as well as approved trade [...] More
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. Applicants must be 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 application [...] More
Olivet College provides financial support in the form of Performance and Participatory Scholarships to students who will enrich the campus community through their active involvement in and contributions to specific performance-based participation opportunities on campus. The actual amount of a Performance and Participatory Scholarship can vary depending on the experience and achievement of the [...] More
The Pacific Gas & Electric Company Veterans ERG Scholarship focuses on veteran advocacy within PG&E and in their service area communities. All majors eligible; encouragement given to STEM or energy-related emphasis. Eligible applicants must: be high school seniors or continuing college students; have a 2.0 GPA; and, have a residence that is a PG&E customer in California for at least 6 months. [...] More
The Park Foundation Scholarship is offered to 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 information [...] More
ProNet International Gifts & Scholarships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed from the contributions of committed professionals throughout the insurance industry and other friends of veterans. Since 2007, ProNet International Gifts and Scholarships has been awarding financial scholarships to veterans and their families. Some of our scholarships are in honor of these individuals who have [...] More
To be eligible for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have [...] More
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 Chief Petty Offices scholarship supports relatives of US Navy Chief Petty Officers. Candidates must be about to graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school, or equivalent educational institution or have successfully earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must intend to enter, or be currently enrolled in a community college, vocational college, college or university to [...] More
To be eligible for The Graydon & Myrth Fox Scholarship, applicants must: demonstrate financial need; be pursuing a degree at an accredited college, university, or trade school; and, be a veteran who has served honorably in the United States Armed Forces, a surviving spouse, dependent child or grandchild of a U.S. Veteran (preference will be given to wounded personnel or a surviving spouse, [...] More
The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation (the “Foundation”) anticipates awarding approximately $100,000 in scholarships. The Foundation intends to set the number of actual scholarships and the amount of an individual scholarship based on a consideration of certain factors, including without limitation, the financial resources and the qualifications of the scholarship recipients.
Imagine being a veteran who has been discharged from the military with your skills and your scars but now you have to essentially start from scratch, planning the next career path you'll take. Many jobs in today's economy require at least an undergraduate degree in your intended field. And higher education is not cheap, for civilians or veterans. Although the G.I. Bill helps those out of the [...] More
The Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a special incentive that the Army offers to highly qualified applicants entering the Army. Under the LRP, the Army will repay part of a Soldier's qualifying student loans. Only specified Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify for the LRP. The Army will repay 15 percent of the outstanding principal balance, less taxes of the Soldier's student loans [...] More
The VSC offers merit based scholarship opportunities to military spouses, high school seniors and undergraduate dependents. Eligible applicants must: be children or spouses of service members who are stationed at Vanderberg Air Force Base; have a 2.5 GPA; reside in Santa Barbara County or San Luis Obispo County; be a high school senior (including home school) or current undergraduate (if applying [...] More
Since 1899, the VFW has been the nation’s leading veterans service organization in the fight to better the lives of all those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States military. Today's veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of all the benefits you've earned and DESERVE shouldn't be one of them! This is why we have teamed up with Student [...] More
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
The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to further the post-secondary education of deserving students. 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. Applicants must be dependents of active duty members or former members (retired, [...] More
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 and 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, associate [...] More
Fall is here, and so are the deadlines for these amazing October scholarships. There are over 100 scholarships due in October, but we picked out our favorite choices and the ones we think will appeal to the most students. Don't miss the full list of October
More women than ever are pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) career fields. To help motivate and continue the growth of gender diversity in these fields, substantial STEM scholarships for women are available each year. These STEM scholarships can fund thousands of dollars for your college dreams and help your resume stand out.
Scholarships are not just for high school seniors, so don't stop applying for award money once you graduate. There are scholarships for college students for each year of college. Apply for scholarships and grants continually through your college career because every bit of money helps. [...]