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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.
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  • Hill & Ponton Veteran Scholarships:

    • Amount: up to $1,000
    • 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
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  • CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship:

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date: June 1, 2023
    • 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.
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  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship:

    • 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.
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  • WiseGeek Military Appreciation Scholarship:

    • Amount: $500
    • Date: TBD
    • Requirements: 
      • An active, former, or future service member of the US military
      • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
    • Description: The WiseGeek Military Appreciation Scholarship is meant to honor those who have made a commitment to serve our country. The grant is available to active, former, or future service members across all branches of our military - Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard.
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  • 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
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  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship

    • Amount: $5,000 each
    • Due Date: October 6, 2022 and March 7th, 2023
    • Requirements: The Gilman International Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Gilman-McCain Scholarship for children of active military personnel.  Named after Senator John S. McCain of Arizona, the Gilman-McCain Award is a congressionally funded initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship honors Senator McCain’s legacy of public service by enabling U.S. undergraduate children of active duty military personnel to develop the leadership and career readiness skills through studying or interning abroad. All scholarships are $5,000 each and students must be receiving any form of federal financial aid.

       IIE Gilman Scholarship Program staff are offering four short live events focused on the Gilman-McCain Awards, which will include more information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and selection process. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be available on the Gilman Advisor Resources Page

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  • Hope for the Warriors Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: September 30th
    • 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.
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  • Huebner Scholarships

    • Amount: Up to $2,500 for four years
    • Due Date:  May 1, 2023
    • 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.
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  • Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Opens December 2022
    • 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.
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  • Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship

    • Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Due Date: February 3rd
    • Description: Sponsored by the National Military Family Association, the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships award up to $5,000 to spouses of all active duty, national guard or reserve, and retired uniformed services members for use in attending vocational training and degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate programs. In order to qualify for the funding, military spouses must provide a copy of their marriage certificate, a military verification document, and a signed scholarship agreement form.
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  • 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.
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  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    • Amount: Up to $30,000
    • Due Date: March 1st
    • 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.
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  • Military Spouse FINRA Fellowship Program

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: opening March 2023
    • 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.
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  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Grants

    • Amount: Up to $3,000
    • Due Date: Opening January 2023
    • Description: Annually, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers interest-free 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.
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  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Due Date: Opens March 2023
    • 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 $3,000 to 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.
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  • Pat Tillman Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: Opens February
    • 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.
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  • Society of Daughters of the United States Army Scholarship

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Due Date: opens February 2023
    • 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.
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  • Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships

    • Amount: Up to $22,000
    • Due Date: March 1st
    • 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.
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  • Wings Over America Foundation Scholarship

    • Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Due Date: Varies
    • 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.
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  • Veteran of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship

  • AFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships

  • AMVETS Scholarship

  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,500-$3,000
    • 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.
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  • Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Opens January 1, 2023
    • 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.
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  • Dolphin Scholarship Fund

  • Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

    • Amount: Up to $25,000
    • Due Date: Late June
    • Description: In honor of the bravery exhibited by members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund awards up to $25,000 to 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.
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  • Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: April 15th
    • Description: 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 aa African-American graduating high school senior, current college student or returning college student. Please also provide two professional references from Professors that speak directly to your experience in Veterinary Medicine or Technology. One letter should be from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professor. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

    • Amount: $16,000-$20,000
    • Due Date: February 15
    • 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.
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  • EOD Memorial Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: February 26th
    • 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.
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  • NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship

  • Women's Overseas Service League

    • Amount: $500-$1,000
    • Due Date: March 1st
    • 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.
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  • Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

    • Amount: $500-$4,000
    • Due Date: Application opens January 2023
    • 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.
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  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation

    • Amount: Up to $12,000
    • Due Date: Application open September 2022
    • 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.
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  • Scholarships for Military Children Program

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Application open December 2022
    • Description: This program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. 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 community college. They must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 basis. There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a prorate basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants.
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      Eileen M. Bonner Scholarship for Medical Excellence

      • Amount: $1,000
      • Due Date: Application opens Spring 2023
      • Description: Applicants must be drilling Reservists in one of the medical fields (e.g. medicine, nursing, physical therapy,
        occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, nutrition/dietetics, laboratory sciences, physician’s assistant,
        2. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study that will enhance their civilian occupation and/or their
        military career.
        3. Applicants must provide documentation showing acceptance into their desired program of study.
        4. Applicants must describe why they are pursuing this program of study, how it will enhance their civilian
        and/or their military career and how these funds will benefit their scholarly pursuit.
        5. Priority for selection will be given to ROA members.
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  • Henry J. Reilly Scholarship

    • Amount: $2,500
    • Due Date: May
    • Description: ROA will award up to twenty $2500 scholarships to students pursuing courses of study leading to certificate, associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees. You must either be a regular or associate member or the child/grandchild of a regular or associate member of ROA
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  • AUSA Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellness

    • Amount: $2,000
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2023
    • Description: Funded by a grant from Delta Dental, this program provides scholarships to Army family members and transitioning Soldiers for the advancement of oral health and wellness. Eligible applicants may pursue a wide range of programs such as dentistry, nursing, home healthcare aid, or caregiver training.
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  • AUSA Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships

    • Amount: $10,000
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2023
    • Description: The Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarships honor the memory and legacy of Joseph and Helen Cribbins, long-time supporters of America’s Army and AUSA. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and personal achievement. They assist any AUSA Member to complete degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees.
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  • AUSA Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships

    • Amount: $5,000
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2023
    • Description:  The Nicholas D. Chabraja Scholarships honor our past AUSA Chairman of the Council of Trustees. These scholarships assist AUSA members to complete degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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  • AUSA SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2023
    • Description: Through a generous contribution from the USAA Foundation, the SMA Leon Van Autreve Scholarshipshonor the memory and legacy of SMA Leon Van Autreve.  SMA Van Autreve served in WWII and in Vietnam, culminating his career as the fourth Sergeant Major of the Army. SMA Van Autreve was instrumental in establishing the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and setting the highest standards for the noncommissioned officer corps. These scholarships showcase recipients that share SMA Van Autreve’s vision of highly motivated and educated professionals by providing educational support to Soldiers and family members who have dedicated themselves to service to the Nation and pursuing self-improvement. 
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  • AUSA SGM Larry Strickland

    • Amount: $4,000
    • Due Date: Application opens February 2023
    • Description: SGM Larry L. Strickland served in the Army for 30 years. He was serving as sergeant major to the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel when he became a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
      Awarded annually to 2 non-commissioned officers who best exemplify the Army’s vision and influence others in shaping future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the nation’s most precious resource - our Soldiers.
      Each recipient receives a bronze eagle and $4,000 to help cover the costs of an education that tuition assistance does not pay, such as instructional fees, laboratory fees and books. The award is presented annually at the Sergeant Major of the Army Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier Forum at AUSA’s Annual Meeting.
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  • 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.
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  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: February 15th
    • 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
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  • Google SVA Scholarship

  • Anne Gannett Award for Veterans

  • 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.)
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  • Friedl Richardson Scholarship for Veterans Pursuing a Career in Law

  • VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Women Marines Association (WMA) Scholarship

    • Amount: Varies
    • Due Date: February 28th
    • Description: The WMA sponsors several scholarships for candidates who are currently serving, or have served, in the United States Marine Corps. Requires an essay demonstrating the applicant's community service and career goals. Must also be nominated by a WMA member.
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  • Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

  • SVA-NBC Universal Scholarship

  • Col. Edwin L. Overholt, M.D. Family Scholarship for Wisconsin Veterans

  • Captain Sean P. Grimes Physician Assistant Scholarship Award

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Due Date: February 1st
    • Description: Graduate applicants must be Active Duty, veteran or retiree of the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard or Reserve. Must be used toward education for physician's assistant. Financial need is a consideration.
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  • PNC-SVA "Serving with Integrity" Scholarship

  • 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association Scholarship

    • Amount: $1,000
    • Due Date: April 30th
    • Description: Military applicant must have served with the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment. Awards made on the basis of the applicant's overall academic excellence, quality of chosen post secondary institution and financial need.
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  • Disney-SVA Scholarship

  • Military Scholarship

  • AT&T Military Veterans' Scholarship

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America-WI Chapter: Family Scholarship