Below are links and a short description to a variety of scholarships available to veterans, their spouses and families. Please visit the individual sites for more information on the various scholarships and their deadlines.
Military Homes Scholarship - The scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students that currently are attending a four-year university on a full-time or part-time basis or those that will be beginning in fall 2009. No specific major, degree, or emphasis area is required. The applicant must have served in the military or be the spouse or child of someone who did. See site for more details.
Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
The Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 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.
American Legion Legacy Scholarship
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is available for children or legally adopted children of active duty U.S. military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
American Legion Scholarship
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made. The applicant must also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree. Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities.
AMVETS - Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship is awarded to veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, who are seeking new skills in order to be competitive in the job market.
AMVETS National Scholarship Program
The AMVETS National Scholarship Program is available to financially assist veterans who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to continue their education.
AMVETS Scholarships - AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible.
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship
Scholarships of $2,500 each are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. Military veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom operations. Candidates must be majoring in certain fields of study - see application for details.
Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program
The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.
Army Emergency Relief: Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program
The Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based education assistance program designed to provide spouses of active duty and retired Soldiers and widows(ers) of Soldiers who died either on active duty or in a retired status, and residing in the U.S. with financial assistance in pursuing educational goals.
Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund
The Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to U.S. military family members of our Fallen Warriors in their pursuit of higher education.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty service member who was killed or permanently disabled (100%) rating as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. See application form and scholarship rules for complete eligibility details.
Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship is awarded to veterans who have served under the United States Military Operation in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning Sept. 11, 2001 or later.
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation (Dependents) - The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action.
Military Family Scholarships
Visit the site to learn about a variety of scholarships and funding opportunities for military families.
Military Officers Association of America Scholarships and Grants
Visit the MOAA Scholarships and Grants site for information on a variety of different scholarships, grants and interest-free loans.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Minnesota National Guard Scholarships
Minnesota National Guard has several options for scholarships.
National Military Family Association (MNMFA) MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
NMFA scholarship funds are awarded only to military ID-carrying Uniformed Services' spouses (active duty, retiree, Reserve, National Guard, and/or survivor); If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependent ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant. If at any point you are no longer considered to be a spouse of a service member, you must notify NMFA immediately.
National Military Family Association Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program
The National Military Family Association's Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Visit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs site for a listing of education programs available to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing.
All dependent children, age 24 and under (as of the application deadline), and all spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel are eligible to apply for scholarships with ThanksUSA ®.
The Fund for Veterans Education
The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.
Tillman Military Scholars
The Founders Free Tuition Program is a special award program that benefits qualified incoming students from Minnesota who meet certain financial need requirements.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship Programs
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs across the nation. Visit the site to learn more or contact your local VFW.
Complete the Scholarship Finder to conduct a search from over 1,000 scholarships for veterans and their dependents/spouses. Millions of dollars in scholarships and grants are available exclusively for the military community.