Military Scholarships

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
Application Deadlines: February 13, 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
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Please read fully, and do not send postal mail, use our web form at the website for asking for more information and getting a quicker answer. Also, please review other scholarships we have on our website. 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 [...] More

The Montgomery G.I. Bill plus the Army College Fund
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Montgomery G.I. Bill plus the Army College Fund 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 select the Army [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

UNC-Chapel Hill to Rename Building Named for KKK Leader

by Suada Kolovic

After nearly 100 years, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will rename Saunders Hall – named for a 19th-century Ku Klux Klan leader – to Carolina Hall. All together now: It’s about time! Following years of activism by students, UNC-Chapel Hill announced the name change on Thursday. "These efforts to curate the campus and teach the past with greater context will [...]

Hundreds of Colleges Still Accepting Applications

by Suada Kolovic

High school seniors, are you down about not getting a fat envelope from any of the colleges you applied to? College students, are you looking to transfer from your existing institution? Don't freak out: There are hundreds of colleges that are still accepting applications. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC) annual College Openings [...]

Seven Tips for Repaying Your Student Loans

by Suada Kolovic

If you're a recent college graduate, chances are you’ll have to start paying off your student loans sooner than you think. And even with the economy in a slump, don’t expect a free pass on not paying your loans. Are you starting to panic? Well, don’t! There’s a ton of advice out there to help students stay on track and courtesy of the U.S. News and World Report, here are seven tips for repaying [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed