Scholarships, Aid, and Resources
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 American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.
The Folds of Honor Foundation has two types of scholarship programs that it offers military families; the Children’s Fund Scholarship that serves Kindergarten through 12th-grade students and the Higher Education Scholarship that serves those seeking a first bachelor’s degree or certification at a post-secondary institution.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in a combat mission or training accident.
The Tillman Scholar program is the premier academic fellowship for military service members, veterans and spouses.
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. It covers things like tuition, books, incidental fees, and room and board.
ThanksUSA provides scholarships of $3,000 for spouses and college-aged children of service members and Veterans.
The Army Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for spouses of enlisted active duty Army members, as well as for spouses of active-duty Guard and Reserve members.
The Army Engineer Memorial Awards offers scholarships to any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased), National Guard U.S. Army Engineer, Reserve U. S. Army Engineer, or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as a current member of the Army Engineer Spouses Club.
The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.
Marine Corps Specific
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.
Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired, and honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel.
Air Force Specific
Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships, and loans. Check out the AFAS Merit Scholarship and AFAS Supplemental Education Loan Program offered by AFAS for Air Force families, reservists, and dependents.
The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program is also known as the Hap Arnold Grant, is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year.
Coast Guard Specific
Educational opportunity for qualified family members of United States Navy Chief Petty Officers. Candidates eligible for scholarship awards are non-uniformed spouses and dependent children (natural born, adopted or stepchildren) of all Chief Petty Officers of the United States Navy.
Military Spouse Specific
Military Spouse Grants and Scholarships (Various Military Branches)
Military spouses are eligible for several benefits that offer aid in pursuing a postsecondary degree and advancing career goals. The programs, grants and scholarships listed below will help pay for a college degree or a vocational training certificate of your choice.
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance for licenses, certifications or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field.