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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.

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 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.

AFAS General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is offered to eligible Air Force dependents. 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; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for [...] More

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. A variety of full and partial scholarships are available, and certain scholarships have specific requirements. To qualify for scholarship consideration as a high school student, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum 1240 SAT score / 26 ACT Store; be at least 17 years old prior [...] More

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. The American Legion Auxiliary offers multiple scholarships, so if you are interested in applying for a scholarship, check out [...] More

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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. 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

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • 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: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 26, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have a high school diploma or equivalent, score a minimum 1000 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT, and meet physical standards. You must also agree to accept a [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

CCMW Educators Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

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

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

Corvias Foundation Scholarship for Children of Active-Duty Service Members

  • Application Deadline: 2/9/2021
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Corvias Foundation strives to support the educational goals of the children of active-duty service members. If you are a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and the child of an active-duty service member, you are eligible to apply for the Corvias Foundation Scholarship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Corvias Foundation Scholarship for Spouses of Active-duty Service Members

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

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

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Dr. Robert W. & Jean L. Sheldon Scholarship was established by medical colleagues in honor Dr. Robert W. Sheldon, a local physician, to support CSUB Transfer students from Bakersfield College. Eligible applicants must: have a minimum 2.5 GPA; evidence of campus and community involvement; and, financial need. One award is reserved for a nursing student, and one is preferred for a veteran. For [...] More

Daedalian Foundation Descendants Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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: 3/15/2021
  • 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

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. 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

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2021
  • 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. Applicants must be related to U.S. Service members, veterans, POW/MIA from the Vietnam [...] More

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Scholarships for Military Children Program is open to students who hold a US Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 173), and whose parent or parents serve or served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. Recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate college or university, accredited in the U. S or a two-year [...] More

GRCF Armando "Frank" Quaglia Veteran's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • 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

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • 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

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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. 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

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education. Applicants must be 2nd year or greater nursing students and provide a copy of an acceptance letter into an accredited nursing program. Priority is given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran. For more [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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 tuition. [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarships offers to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. The application requires a 600-800 [...] More

Junior Horizons Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Women in Defense Michigan established the Junior Horizon Award in 2009 to encourage high school women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. Applicants must be a female, be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Michigan, be a high school senior (grade 12) currently enrolled [...] More

KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To express gratitude to American Veterans who served in the Korean War era, KASF-ERC offers a scholarship program that recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and the potential for success. Applicants must be a descendant of an American Korean War Veteran in the state of Georgia (or Georgia connections) who served in the Korean War during the periods of June 25, [...] More

Lackland Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Maine provides a 100% waiver of tuition and all mandatory fees for spouses and dependents of veterans, or disabled veterans, as defined in Title 37B, Chapter 7, Section 505(2). Eligible applicants must have been residents of Maine for at least five years, children of veterans must enroll in this program by age 22, and parents of step-children must be married for 5 years prior to application. [...] More

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • 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: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • 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

Military Child of the Year Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • 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. Child must be a legal military dependent between the ages of 13 and 18 at the [...] More

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
    For more information [...] More

Minority Serving Institute Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Missouri Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • 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 enrollment [...] More

Monterey Bay Officer Spouses Club Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Nam Knights of America MC - Dellaware Valley Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club established the Nam Knights M/C Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of fallen military veterans and law enforcement officers, who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The scholarship is open to New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents only. Applicants must be current high school seniors, graduates and returning [...] More

Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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

New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New Hampshire Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans is for students whose parent(s) died, while an 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 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 during an [...] More

NROTC National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • In order to be eligible for a NROTC National Scholarship, you must be between the ages of 17 and 23, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and meet physical/medical requirements. Applicants may apply to one of three program options - Navy, Marine Corps, or Nurse. Students with 30 or more semester hours or students with 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon submission are not [...] More

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program provides one-hundred 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 [...] 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. 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 Gospel Talent Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Olivet College Gospel Choir seeks to add several diverse male and female singers, as well as musicians who play the keyboard, electric or bass guitar and drums, to their ensemble. Students who apply to Olivet College with considerable talent will be considered for the Gospel Choir’s scholarship program. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered, based on audition. Qualified students will be [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Veterans ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Park Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • 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 information [...] More

ProNet International Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • ProNet International's primary purpose is to provide financial help to veterans and their families needing professional and/or academic assistance through grants and scholarships. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, rank in the upper 20% of their high school class and be admitted in an educational program. Must submit a detailed written request for gift or scholarship along with three letters of [...] More

Tailhook Educational Foundation (TEF) Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • To be eligible for consideration 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 [...] More

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Officer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

The Graydon & Myrth Fox Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship was established to assist individuals who are seeking to further their job skills or improve their circumstances through education by providing scholarships for Veterans who have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces or a surviving spouse, dependent child or grandchild of a U.S. Veteran. Preference will be given to wounded personnel or a [...] More

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation is for high school seniors and college students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities, community service and/or outstanding personal achievements. Special consideration will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need; who have parents that did not attend college; who have overcome significant adversity; who have [...] More

The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education. Applicants must be either: a Purple Heart recipient; the spouse or surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient; the direct descended of a Purple Heart recipient; or the spouse, surviving spouse or direct [...] More

Tillman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Tillman Scholars Program 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 currently be pursuing a [...] 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: 6/23/2021
  • 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 Loan Repayment Program is one of several Navy enlistment education incentive programs designed to pay federally guaranteed student loans (up to $65,000) through three annual payments during a Sailor's first three years of service.
    The loan must be entered into before going joining the military. This program is currently only available to eligible personnel in the delayed entry program who [...] More

University of Great Falls Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,500
  • at the University of Great Falls, 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. Amounts are based on each student's academic performance in high school. Transfer students may [...] More

Vandenberg Spouses' Club College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/19/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. Applications are open twice a year for the fall and spring semesters. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard [...] 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

Wings Over America Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, founder of the Giving Pledge charity, has been looking to donate her considerable wealth to worthy causes. Among the charities and institutions where she has donated money are a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), including Howard University and Tuskegee University. [...]

College Work-Study Jobs Face Changes During Pandemic

August 4, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The federal work-study program is a way in which college students can work part- or full-time while simultaneously attending school in order to help pay for college-related expenses. The program, available at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level, may face some changes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. [...]

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