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Funding Your College Education: Military/Veterans


AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships, Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans


Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services or to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans who deployed abroad in support of one of the Overseas Contingency Operations (Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation New Dawn; Operation Inherent Resolve; Operation Freedom's Sentinel). Recipients must be currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S


AMVETS National Scholarship

Up to $12,000

AMVETS offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veteran (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school. The scholarships, up to $12,000, must be used for full-time study in the pursuit of undergraduate studies, graduate studies or a certification/degree from an accredited technical school.

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program $5000-20,000

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who are dedicated to serving veterans. Each year, one outstanding applicant receives the top scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to help fund their higher education. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500 & $5,000. Scholarships can be awarded to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center.


MG James Ursano Scholarship


The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria explained in the document below.
Mrs. Patty Shineski Spouse Scholarship Program Varies

Spouses pursuing an undergraduate degree or professional certification may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study. Spouses may apply year-round (no deadlines) and must re-apply every year.


Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund


The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
Applications open in 3/21
Scholarships for Military Children $2000 (500 grants available)

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. 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.

Tillman Scholars Program Average award $10,000 per academic year

The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Open to veteran and active-duty military service members and current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members.

Applications open from 2/1/-2/28/21

US Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Society

Up to $2500

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.

Wings Over America Scholarships Varies

Our mission is to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy personnel - officer and enlisted - active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Wings Over America annually sponsors fifty scholarships to students who have chosen to continue their education. Our scholarships include community college, trade & technical school as well as traditional college scholarships.

Women’s Overseas Service League Scholarships $500-1000 annually

Scholarship awards are based upon the decisions of the Scholarship Committee of the Women’s Overseas Service League Board of Directors. Scholarships average $500 to $1000 annually and may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains and reports satisfactory progress as delineated in the scholarship award criteria. Applicants must be women.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship 10 one time scholarships up to $50,000

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members to achieve their educational dreams. To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran of the U.S. Military. Applicants can pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree.

Applications open in 2021
Google Student Veterans of America Scholarships $10,000

As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the upcoming school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Open to undergraduates and graduates.

Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarships Up to $5000

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way for us to say “thank you” to those who fought for our freedoms. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant $500-4000

AFAS education support and tuition assistance is available to dependent sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty, retired, retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members, as well as spouses of active duty and Title 10 Reservists, and widows/widowers.

Anchor Scholarships $2000-6000

Open to dependent children or spouse of a US Navy soldier (active, retired, honorably discharged).

CCME Awards and Scholarships $1000

Open to US service members (active duty and veterans) and spouses of service members who are working toward the completion of higher education degrees.

Marine Corps Scholarships $1500-10,000 per academic year

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training.

Purple Heart Scholarships $5000

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.