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Scholarship Opportunities

 

Pat TillMan Foundation

Offers Military scholarships for veterans, active servicemen and spouses.

 

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Provides assistance for all children of active duty military service members who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. A child is still eligible if they are married or over 23 years of age. (Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship 89 KB)

 

Army Emergency Relief

200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332

Phone: (703) 428-0000 or (866) 878-6378

Provides scholarships to spouses and/or dependent children of active duty Army personnel or Army veterans.

 

American Liberty Scholarship

Whether you are a first time college student or adult returning to school to get bachelors, masters, PhD or technical certification you may qualify for the American Liberty Scholarship.

 

Freedom Alliance Fund

22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166

Phone: (703) 444-7940 or (800) 475-6620

Provides scholarships to children of veterans who have been disabled or killed during combat.

 

Horatio Algers Military Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 684-9444

High school students who have faced & overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

 

Mehadi Foundation

516 N Griffith Park Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Provides scholarships to OEF/OIF veterans with history of substance abuse issues who have been sober for at least 6 months.

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  • Eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need & availability of funds, in accordance with policies established by the Society's Board of Directors.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • All applicants for these programs must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students in a traditional classroom setting at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that participates in the U. S. Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs inquiry.

 

Our Military Kids

6861 Elm Street, Suite 2-A
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: (703) 734-6654

Provides scholarships to children of individuals in the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Reserve & Coast Guard Reserve.  Funds activities such as youth sports, fine arts & tutorial programs. Does not cover tuition or childcare.

 

Royal Neighbors of America

230 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-8645

  • New Horizons Scholarships: Royal Neighbors "nontraditional" scholarship program provides educational support to members who don't fall into the usual college age range. 10 scholarships are open to female members ages 35 & older. Scholarship amounts are available up to $5,000 for part-time students or full-time students enrolled at an accredited college, university, junior college, or vocational school.
  • New Horizons Leader Scholarship: This scholarship provides educational opportunities for outstanding women age 35 or older by annually awarding up to $5,000 for up to 4 years. The most qualified female applicant is chosen from the New Horizon applicants.
  • Life Enrichment Scholarships: This scholarship is designed for beneficial members ages 21 & older who are interested in continuing their education through short-term courses.5 awards of a maximum of $500 will be made to those who complete the required form & provide any additional requested information.

 

Scholarships for Military Children

c/o Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (301) 294-8560 or (888) 294-8560

Provides college scholarship grants to children of active duty personnel, reserve/guard & retired military members or survivors of deceased members. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to attend a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.

 

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation

350 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: (925) 242-8921

Provides scholarships to veterans. Must work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

 

Smith College School for Social Work

Lilly Hall
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Phone: (413) 585-7950

Provides a full tuition MSW scholarship for the 27-month program, as well as on campus room & board while the student is on campus during the summer months (approximately $50,000 in total).

 

Special Operations Warriors Foundation Scholarships

P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681-3483

Phone: (813) 805-9400 or (877) 337-7693

Provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid & educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

 

Student Veterans of America Scholarship Program

The SVA scholarship program will grant scholarships to student veterans that have demonstrated academic excellence in the following categories:

  • Critical programs commonly referred to as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM degrees.
  • International relations, foreign language, and diplomacy programs.
  • Other high demand fields as dictated by foundations and donors.

 

Thanks USA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Management Services – Shellee Hintz
One Scholarship Way
PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: (877) 849-8727 or (507) 931-0408

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, veterans & family members of veterans.

 

The Fund for Veterans' Education Scholarship

Scholarship America - Julie Wilkins
One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: (507) 931-1682 or (800) 537-4180

Provides scholarships to veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), Coast Guard, National Guard & Armed Forces Reserves.

  • Must have served & been deployed for at least 60 days in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, or be veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, but did not meet the 60-day active service period as a result of a service-related injury or condition incurred while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate program of study at any accredited 2-year or 4-year institution, public or private, including technical schools for the Spring 2008 term. The program may continue past 2008-2009, but they are not considering applications for those not enrolled for Spring, 2008 at this time.
  • Have applied for & accepted all federal, state & institutional need-based grants & all available military educational benefits.

 

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship

Mortgage Research Center
2101 Chapel Plaza Court, Suite 207
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: (800) 405-6682

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, honorably discharged veterans & children of active duty military or veterans in conjunction with the Military Education Scholarship Program.

 

Veterans Scholarship Program

International Franchise Association
1501 K Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 628-8000

  • Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard & be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.
  • Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goal, & 2 letters of recommendation.

 

VFW Military Scholarships

  • 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 1st quarter of the year following the deadline.

Note: For 2009, the program has been renamed to VFW Military Family Scholarship, & service members may elect to use the scholarship for their spouse or child to attend school.