Children of Veterans


Air Force Sergeants Association
The Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) joined together to conduct a scholarship program to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the Total Air Force which includes Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG) , and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status. Applications are screened and verified for eligibility prior to submission to the respective selection committee(s). The AFSA and AFSA International Auxiliary programs have membership requirements, but there are no association membership requirements for the AMF or CMSAF programs. Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between November 1 and March 31. Completed application packages with all required documents can be sent to AFSA Headquarters between January 1 and March 31, incomplete packages or packages received after March 31 are ineligible for consideration.


Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarships


American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Deadline : April 15
Child/Children, or legally adopted child/children, of active duty United States military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at a U.S. school of higher education. The amount and number of awards depends upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may reapply for the award.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our armed forces who have sacrificed life and limb by providing educational scholarships to their children. Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty service member who died or was permanently disabled (100% rating) in the line of duty, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. The applicant must also be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or enrolled in an institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, or vocational schools.

Home Front America Inc.
American Patriot Freedom Scholarship

Home Front America, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and their families is providing American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award available to all military dependent children of Uniformed Service Members to include dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty while serving our country.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. The foundation is dedicated to youth, education, and the enduring values and standards that have made our Corps and our country great. For further information call: 609-921-3534.

Military Officers Association of America
Scholarship Fund
Established in 1948, the Scholarship Fund has helped more than 8,500 college students from military families attain a college education. Opportunities include:

Military Officers Association of America
Capitol Area Chapter

Click on forms beneath the heading.
Deadline : March 15, 2009
The local Capitol Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will have at least four scholarships available for deserving college or college-bound students during 2009. Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and may be awarded as a grant to qualified applicants.
The Michigan chapter recently expanded the criteria for applicants, to include the children of any Michigan service member disabled in the line of duty during 2001 to present. Initially, the scholarship was awarded to college-bound children and grandchildren of chapter members or children of any service member killed in the line of duty.
This year, at least four, $1,000 scholarship grants have been funded and may be awarded, depending upon the availability of qualified applicants. For more information, contact Col. George Noirot (ret.) at 321-6886 or gnoir4@comcast.net.

Samsung American Legion Scholarship
High school juniors who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program and be a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion by the United States government:

Normally the application is submitted to program staff upon arrival at your respective Boys/Girls State program. Deanna Clark [programs@michiganlegion.org], Department Administrative Assistant for Programs, American Legion, Department of Michigan, reports that the Samsung Scholarship will be offered again in 2009.

Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize 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.

Sons and Daughters in Touch
To locate, unite and provide support to Sons, Daughters and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War.

That Others May Live Scholarship
Established in 2002, That Others May Live is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides post secondary educational assistance to children whose USAF parents or guardians were lost in a personnel recovery mission, training, or other personnel recovery collateral mission.

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