Veterans or Their Families


Air Force Association Scholarship
Lists a number of opportunities including :

Air Force Crossroads
Presents information on (1) FAQs on Scholarships for Military Children, (2) Scholarship Fundamentals, (3) Scholarships, (4) Military Scholarships / ROTC, and (5) Minority Scholarships.

AMVETS Scholarship Program
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. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:

In addition the University of Phoenix, Devry University, and Kaplan University also offer scholarships in affiliation with AMVETS.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt organization. It provides annual scholarships, fellowships and awards to students in the "hard" sciences attending the five service academies, ROTC programs, graduate schools and other educational institutions. The Foundation also sponsors awards and prizes for academic excellence in military schools and training institutions of all of the services.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation
General Emmett Paige Scholarship
Deadline : March 1
Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to veterans, and to their spouses or dependents, who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S. (Veterans attending college as freshmen are eligible to apply; all others must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.)

Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship
FRA is proud to support America's future leaders by awarding more than $90,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students. Awardees are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities. FRA scholarships are awarded to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. 

Pat Tillman Foundation Opens Military Scholarship Applications
The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.

The new Leadership Through Action initiative continues to support the mission of the foundation to carry forward Pat Tillman's legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders who embody the American tradition of citizen service.

Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include veterans and active service members of both pre- and post-9/11 service; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).

The selection committee will review applications according to unmet financial need, educational and career ambitions, length of service, record of personal achievement, essay question responses, and demonstration of service to others in the community and a desire to continue such service. Please note that applications will be separated into two pools: service members and dependents.

VA Mortgage Center
Military Education Scholarship

The employees of the VA Mortgage Center offer five $1,500 scholarships bi-yearly to students with personal or familial military ties.

VFW Military Family Scholarship
The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline. The scholarships will be awarded to service members from each branch of service (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) during the first quarter of the year following the deadline.

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