Military Scholarships

The brave men and women of the Armed Forces sacrifice a lot for our nation. Many scholarship providers want to give back by offering scholarships open only to military service members, veterans, and their dependents. Below are scholarships for military service members, veterans, and military and veteran spouses and dependents.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Amount: Up to $6,250
Closing Date: Monthly – all documents due to the program team by the 15th of each month
Description: Program is open to children – whether natural, by marriage or adoption – who have lost a parent in the line of military duty, during combat or peacetime. All branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard) and all components (active, reserve and guard are covered).

Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
Sponsor: Delaware Department of Education
Amount: Tuition and fees at your college (see website for specific details)
Closing Date: Completed application is due 6-8 weeks before classes begin
Description: Program is open to residents of the state of Delaware between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age whose parent was a resident of Delaware at the time of death or declaration of mission in action or prisoner of war status.

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.
Description: Grant program is open to honorably-discharged veterans and spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military. Applicant must be a student who is already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study.

Coast Guard Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Contest is open to any contributor – active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel and civilians. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to making the Coast Guard stronger.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans and active members of the U.S. military who are enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Military Spouse Scholarships
Sponsor: National Military Family Association
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Applicant must be a military spouse with a valid military ID to apply.

AMVETS College Support Scholarship
Sponsor: AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are the son, daughter, step-child, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.

AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship
Sponsor: AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary
Amount: $750
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current members of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary or a son/daughter, step-son/daughter or grandchild, or step-grandchild of a current member and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

Honoring Veterans Grant Competition
Sponsor: David Resnick & Associates, PC
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Anyone can nominate a deserving veteran of the U.S. military and veterans may nominate themselves. Nominator must submit an essay providing details about the veteran’s service and why they deserve the cash grant.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 3, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Public Service College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 8, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who work in public service. This includes federal, state, and local government employees, police officers and firefighters, active military, reserves, and veterans, public school teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

Military Line Student Ethics Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Connecticut residents who are high school students or adult learners and are in a military family, which includes being a dependent or spouse. The applicant must be entering his/her freshman or sophomore year in 2019 at an accredited college or university.

Gamewardens Scholarships
Sponsor: Gamewardens Association Inc.
Amount: 1500
Closing Date: July 30, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to sons, daughters, and grandchildren of a Gamewarden.

AT&T Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: AT&T Veterans
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are military veterans.

Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of the United States Army
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to enlisted soldiers currently serving in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard of any rank OR honorably discharged enlisted soldiers from any component of the total Army. Applicant must have acceptance at an accredited college or university and are/will be pursuing a degree in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM degrees).

Naval Intelligence Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute | Naval Intelligence Professionals
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to enlisted personnel – active duty, reserve and retired-from any the nation’s sea services. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to naval intelligence.

Military Dependent Scholarship
Sponsor: Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are military dependents.

Military Veteran Law Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to military veteran law students (IL, 2L, or 3)) attending law school in the United States.

WTFI (JH Sanderson) Veterans Children Scholarship
Sponsor: The Warrior Thunder Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who are residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont and who are naturally or legally adopted children or a U.S. Service member who received an honorable discharge from any branch of service of the US Armed Forces.

Naval History Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute | William M. Wood Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to any contributor – active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel, civilians. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme: “The China Challenge.”

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a HVACR training program at an accredited school. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship specifically for military veterans.

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