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Military Related Scholarships

  • Marines’ memorial Association and Foundation:

  • Fallen Patriots:

    • Amount: up to $6,250
    • Due Date: TBD
    • Description: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation works to ensure a college education for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty—including casualties from combat, training, illness, and suicide—pre and post 9/11. Our goal is to bridge the gap in funding between available sources of grants and scholarships (i.e., VA Chapter 33 or 35, federal, state, local, and private grants) and the total cost of undergraduate college education or vocational school.
    • Website: https://www.fallenpatriots.org/scholarships-and-grants
  • Hill & Ponton Veteran Scholarships:

    • Amount: up to $1,000
    • Due Date: May 1st and Nov. 1st
    • Requirements: 
      • Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans
      • Applicants must provide their personal information and a statement of 300 words or fewer on how the applicant plans to use his or her education toward helping veterans
    • Website: https://www.hillandponton.com/veterans-scholarship/
  • CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship:

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date: June 1, 2024
    • Requirements:
      • Former Special Forces Service Member
      • Full time student pursuing degree/certification completion at an accredited post secondary institution including graduate school, university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institution.
    • Description: Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State. For all of us who knew and loved James, he will never be forgotten. He was the consummate person and professional who was respected by everyone he came in contact with. In James’ honor, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.
    • Website: https://www.gainserviceacademyadmission.com/cpt-james-ahn-memorial-scholarship/
  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship:

    • Amount: varies
    • Deadline: March 31st, 2024
    • Description: Veterans United Foundation, the charitable arm of Veterans United Home Loans, is dedicated to enhancing lives in our nation’s military community. Our scholarship program fuels your vision for a bright future and ensures your dreams aren't threatened by the ever-increasing costs of a post-secondary degree.
    • Website: https://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/
  • Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship Program

    • Amount: Up to $5,000 for full-time students and up to $2,500 for part-time students
    • Due Date: February 15th - May 31st
    • Requirements: Active U.S. military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and veteran members who have been honorably discharged from active service and are entering or re-entering a post-secondary undergraduate geoscience program, full time or part time, at a four-year accredited college or university. In addition, military dependents (spouses and children) are eligible to apply for scholarships when entering a post-secondary undergraduate geoscience program at a four-year accredited college or university. Dependent categories include:
      • Deceased
      • Disabled
      • Active
      • Honorably Discharged/Retired
    • Website: https://aapg.to/fdnmvsp
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  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship

    • Amount: $5,000 each
    • Due Date: Aug. 1st, 2024 & Oct. 10th, 2024
    • Requirements: The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship.
    • Website: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/gilman-mccain-scholarships/
  • Hope for the Warriors Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: April 30th, 2024
    • Description: Each year, the Hope for Warriors Foundation offers the Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships in recognition of military spouses and caregivers for their strength and resolve despite adversity as financial assistance for continuing education at an accredited U.S. institution. For consideration, it is required that applicants submit an application, certification form, proof of military injury or death, an original essay discussing academic achievement and personal goals, two-page questionnaire, and two letters of recommendation.
    • Website: https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/transition/military-spouse-scholarships/
  • Huebner Scholarships

    • Amount: Up to $2,500 for four years
    • Due Date:  May 15, 2024
    • Description: Named for Lieutenant General Clarence L. Huebner who commanded the Big Red One during World War II, the Society of the 1st Infantry Division provides the Huebner Scholarships for high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of soldiers who have served in the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. In order to be eligible for the $10,000 award in four annual installments of $2,500, individuals must submit a transcript, 200-word essay, college acceptance letter, proof of military service, and two letters of recommendation.
    • Website: https://www.1stid.org/scholarships
  • Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Opens December 2024
    • Description: Funded through the generosity of the Defense Commissary Agency, the Fisher House Foundation awards several Scholarships for Military Children for up to $2,000 a piece to unmarried sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers who will be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate degree program. Eligible applicants must be attending a U.S. accredited institution, be under 23 years old, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Website: https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/scholarship-programs/scholarships-for-military-children/
  • Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Scholarships

    • Amount: $5,000
    • Due Date: April 15th 
    • Description: Annually, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LA FRA) presents $5,000 scholarships to deserving male and female students who are striving to reach their professional goals by pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution. In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must be the sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of military members of the FRA or the LA FRA.
    • Website: https://www.la-fra.org/scholarship.html
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    • Amount: Up to $30,000
    • Due Date: Reopens Jan. 1st, 2025
    • Description: In all 50 states and internationally, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides life-changing educational opportunities with scholarships up to $30,000 each for the children of active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen who have served alongside Marines. Qualified candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, have a family adjusted gross income that does not exceed $93,000 for the current tax year, and plan to attend an accredited undergraduate U.S. institution.
    • Website: https://www.mcsf.org/
  • Military Spouse FINRA Fellowship Program

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: opening Spring 2025
    • Description: Sponsored by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, the Military Spouse FINRA Fellowship Program covers the cost of paying certification fees and provides a monthly stipend to military spouses who participate in a training program to get on the right track to becoming an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC). Fellows in the program will receive the marketable job skills, knowledge, tools, and resources needed to overcome their military family’s financial struggles.
    • Website: https://www.afcpe.org/resource-center/funding-and-recognition/finra-foundation-military-spouse-fellowship/
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Grants

    • Amount: Up to $3,000
    • Due Date: May 15, 2024
    • Description: Annually, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers grants for up to $3,000 to encourage service members or retired veterans to pursue careers in professional counseling by attending any U.S. graduate institution that has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Qualified applicants must be aspiring counselors committed to serving military personnel, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need.
    • Website: https://www.nmcrs.org/pages/education-loans-and-scholarships
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,500 full time students, $1,000 part time students
    • Due Date: Opens March 2025
    • Description: As a program devised to provide some financial reprieve to assist wounded military members and their families with reaching their post-secondary educational goals, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarships are awarded for paralyzed veterans members, their spouses, and their unmarried dependent children under 24 years old. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited institution, and maintain good academic progress.
    • Website: https://pva.org/find-support/scholarship-program/ 
  • Pat Tillman Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: Opens 2025
    • Description: In honor of Pat Tillman who put his all-star NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve and give his life for his country after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Pat Tillman Scholarships are awarded annually to active service members of all branches of the U.S. military who wish to pursue an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree. Along with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and documented participation in service, applicants must demonstrate Pat’s values and strength of character.
    • Website: https://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
  • Society of Daughters of the United States Army Scholarship

    • Amount: various
    • Due Date: May 27, 2024
    • Description: The Society of Daughters of the United States Army presents annual $1,000 scholarships to the daughters or granddaughters of a career warrant or commissioned officer of the U.S. Army who is currently on active duty, retired from active duty after at least 20 years of service, or died while on active duty. Eligible female full-time undergraduate students must be enrolled in any accredited post-secondary U.S. institution, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit a personal statement showcasing patriotism.
    • Website: https://www.ausa.org/scholarships
  • Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships

    • Amount: about $4,000
    • Due Date: March 1st every year
    • Description: Each year, the Tailhook Educational Foundation offers scholarships for up to $22,000 to high school graduates who are the natural, step, or adopted child or grandchild of a current or former Naval or Marine Corps Aviator, Flight Officer, or Air crewman. Eligible applicants must be related to a service member who is serving or has served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier, be accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited U.S. institution, and demonstrate financial need.
    • Website: https://www.tailhook.net/scholarship-application
  • Wings Over America Foundation Scholarship

    • Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Due Date: March 1st, 2025
    • Description: Annually, the Wings over America Foundation provides college scholarships for up to $5,000 to dependent children and spouses of all U.S. Navy personnel who are serving in active duty, retired, honorably discharged, or deceased. Qualified candidates must be the natural born child or legal spouse of any officer or enlisted who served within Naval Air Forces for consideration. Recipients will be selected based on scholastic merit, financial need, and community service involvement.
    • Website: https://wingsoveramerica.us/app/administered
  • Veteran of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship

  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,500-$5,000
    • Due Date: Early January
    • Description: The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) 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 AWF Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate Programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need.
    • Website: https://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/general-information/
  • Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

    • Amount: $2,000-$5,000
    • Due Date: Opens January 1, 2025
    • Description: Requirements: Annually, the Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund offers up to 60 scholarships for $2,000 each to improve access to educational opportunities for dependent children, adopted children, step-children, and non-uniformed spouses of an active duty or veteran Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy. In order to qualify for the funding, applicants must be graduating high school seniors or high school graduates, be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution, and submit three letters of recommendation.
    • Website: https://www.cposf.org/scholarship
  • Dolphin Scholarship Fund

  • Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

    • Amount: varies
    • Due Date: varies
    • Description: In honor of the bravery exhibited by members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund awards young Americans who are the dependent children of an active duty service member who was killed or permanently disabled as the result of an operational mission or training accident. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in any accredited U.S. institution of higher learning.
    • Website: https://www.fascholarship.com/apply/
  • Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

    • Amount: $16,000-$20,000
    • Due Date: February 15 every year
    • Description: 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 community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
    • Website: http://daughters1894.org/scholarship/
  • EOD Memorial Scholarship

    • Amount: varies
    • Due Date: February 22th, 2024
    • Description: Applicants must be the child, stepchild, spouse, or grandchild, or other DoD recognized dependent of a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD. NAVSCOLEOD graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards. Active Duty personnel are not eligible for scholarship awards. Military academy students are not eligible to receive EODMF Scholarships. Students may apply in case they are not accepted or decide not to attend a Military Academy. No applicant will be awarded more than four scholarships. All questions on the application require answers or the requested documentation. If the requested information or documentation is unknown or unavailable, an explanation is required. Any blank or unanswered questions, without the respective explanation will result in the application being classified as incomplete and be disqualified from consideration. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
    • Website: http://www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/scholarship
  • NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship

  • Women's Overseas Service League

    • Amount: $500-$1,000
    • Due Date: March 1st every year
    • Description: 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 degree or higher. The program may be professional or technical in nature; agree to enroll for a minimum of six semester or nine quarter hours of study each academic period; agree to maintain academic standards. Applications and associated documentation must be postmarked no later than March 1st for consideration for the following academic year. Awards may be renewed for a second year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
    • Website: http://wosl.org/scholarships/ 
  • Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

    • Amount: $500-$4,000
    • Due Date: April 30th every year
    • Description: Provides grants 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 (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies.
    • Website:  https://afas.org/how-we-help/general-henry-h-arnold-education-grant/ 
  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation

    • Amount: Up to $12,000
    • Due Date: Dec. 15th every year
    • Description: The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to render financial assistance for the college-level education of members of the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA). The spouses, unmarried siblings, children and grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members are also eligible. 
      In order to apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria:
      You must be a current member of the Army Aviation Association of America, or
      the spouse of a current AAAA member or deceased member, or
      the son or daughter of a current member or deceased member, or
      the grandchild of a current member or deceased member, or
      the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.
    • Website: https://www.quad-a.org/scholarship 
  • AUSA Scholarships

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2025
    • Description: The Association of the U.S. Army will award more than 40 national level scholarships on an annual basis. 
    • Website: https://www.ausa.org/resources/scholarships  
  • Fry Scholarship

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: Anytime
    • Description: The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. Find out more information on payment rates.
    • Website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship.asp 
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: Jan. 31st, 2025
    • Description: The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
      The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.
      Scholarship Categories
      General Scholarship
      Political Science, History, Government & Economics
      Medical and Nursing
      Specific Categories
      American Indian
    • Website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships 
  • Google SVA Scholarship

  • Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship

    • Amount: $3,000
    • Due Date: March 21st
    • Description: Offered to those currently serving or honorably discharged veterans of a U.S. Army component (Army, National Guard or Reserve) who is currently enrolled in a nursing or nurse anesthesia undergraduate or graduate program. Must not be currently receiving from a U.S. Army component (GI Bill benefits or ROTC scholarship.)
    • Website: https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/ 
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  • VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: March 31st every year
    • Description: Military candidates must be active, guard, reserve and retired members of the U.S. uniformed services. Selections are based on merit, strength of applicant's recommendations and applicant's essay.
    • Website: https://fcef.com/scholarships/
  • Student Veterans of America Scholarships

    • Amount: varies
    • Due Date: varies
    • Description: Open to veterans pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must submit an essay. Sponsored by Comcast/NBC Universal and the Student Veterans of America. These scholarships are distributed to top student veterans and do not interfere with the G.I. Bill or other financial aid. 
    • Website: https://studentveterans.org/programs-events/scholarships/?layout=edit&id=445 
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America-WI Chapter: Family Scholarship