Over 1.3 million Americans have answered the call to serve their country. The brave men and women who volunteer to invest their time in the United States Military are some of the most well respected citizens of the country. And choosing to enter the military should not translate into sacrificing your plans of getting a college education. Whether you’re 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 work alongside a number of colleges across the country. And if you’re 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 you may be interested in pursuing. To find out if you’re eligible for additional scholarships based on service or other criteria, conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.
Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children
February 28, Annually
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
Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
January 31, Annually
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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 [...] More
The Montgomery G.I. Bill plus the Army College Fund
The Montgomery G.I. Bill plus the Army College Fund/HTMLCHUNK_4/
As a Soldier, you can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill and the Army College Fund to pay for your college education. Depending on how long you enlist with the Army and the job you choose, you can get up to $72,900 to help pay for college. All you have to do is give $100 a month during your first year of service. If you [...] More