"Each branch of the United States military, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, is slightly different and offers its own rules regarding educational tuition."
When seeking funds for school many service members, veterans, and their families tend to overlook more than $300 million of military, and veteran, related scholarships and grants. Not applying for scholarships is like turning down free money. Get started on your search for a military, or veteran, scholarship today.
Each branch of the United States military, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, is slightly different and offers its own rules regarding educational tuition.
In all of these branches, the Montgomery G.I. Bill is in effect and assists service men and women with tuition assistance. While it is not a regular scholarship, this option should be explored and taken into consideration when applying for scholarships.
The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, all have Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs available. In some cases, students can get a full free ride scholarship. The programs not only differ from each branch but also from each university.
Apart from the veteran scholarships listed below you should also be sure to check out education funding programs such as:
Scholarships for Military Children
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.
A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship per commissary may be available based on response and funding. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other related expenses.
Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian employees are not eligible unless they meet the above requirement. Website: www.militaryscholar.org
Disabled War Veterans Scholarships
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the newly established Disabled War Veterans Scholarships of $2,500 each. The Scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Microsoft employees with matching funds from Microsoft Corporation.
Applications will be accepted from qualified freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled at the time of application either part time or full time in an eligible degree program as stated below.
Candidates must be majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.
Primary factors considered in the selection process are demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and financial need.
Application Form: https://www.afcea.org/dynform/forminp.jspfid=1369
Military Scholarship Finder
Take advantage of the free online scholarship search at Military.com's Scholarship Finder. The Scholarship Finder lists over 1,000 scholarships from a variety of sources. Many service aid organizations and associations, like the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, offer scholarships, grants, and low interest loans to help cover education expenses.
In addition The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made available several documents to assist with employment, job placement, scholarships and potential scams to watch out for.
List of Other Military Scholarships
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