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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.

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 Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided a small number of scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care and health education. [...] 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 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

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: 7/15/2020
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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