Veteran Scholarships

Scholarships.com aims to compensate and reward those who are dedicated to education, hobbies, and other valuable interests. That is why we provide scholarships to some of our country's most dedicated men and women through Veteran Scholarships. These scholarships are typically available either to those who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, or Coast Guard. Below are some examples of pertinent scholarships, but further utilize our free scholarship search tool to ensure you find all the scholarships that match you. You may qualify beyond one specific criteria, such as serving in the armed forces, being a dependent thereof, or having family members who served.

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. The American Legion Auxiliary offers multiple scholarships, so if you are interested in applying for a scholarship, check out [...] More

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants 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 US Army, (e.g., scholarship [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2020
  • 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

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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 [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship is 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. Must have taken the ACT or SAT. For more information, or to apply, please visit [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. Offered for 2nd year or greater nursing students. Must 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 information, or [...] More

Junior Horizons Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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
    Applicants must be a female, be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Michigan, be a high school senior (grade 12) [...] More

Lackland Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit, or a veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine [...] More

Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mary Rowena Cooper 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. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a child of a living or deceased veteran who served in Vietnam who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours/semester during the academic year. [...] More

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • 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

Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund is for nontraditional students who are single mothers enrolling in at least 9 credits in a degree-seeking or certification program at Boise State University or College of Western Idaho. Must be enrolling in at least 9 credits per semester as an undergraduate student or 6 credits per semester as a graduate student. Preference may be given to [...] 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. We are excited to be able to offer recognition for children of National Guard, [...] 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

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

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

The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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: 3/6/2020
  • 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

Tillman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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 currently be pursuing a bachelor, [...] 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
  • 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. Amounts are [...] 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 and Patsy Zorn Veterans Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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.

    Applicants must [...] More

Women's Overseas Service League

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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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Last Reviewed: December 2019

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