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.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 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.

Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Sponsor: The Coast Guard Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to unmarried dependent children of enlisted and commissioned men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who lost their lives in Coast Guard land, air, or sea operations. Applicant must be a college bound high school senior entering an accredited college or technical school for fall semester or a full-time undergraduate student already enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or technical school for the fall semester of this year.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: December 31, 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.

General Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to all persons eligible for membership (including those already members) in the institute. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the U.S. Naval Institute’s mission.

Legacy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Army Women’s Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 9, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to women who have served or are serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Applicant must a current community college or certificate student with at least a 2.5 GPA or a current undergraduate or graduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA.

American Legion – Department of Kansas Scholarships
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Kansas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from the state of Kansas. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing majors, children of veterans, Scouts, athletes, and students with talent in music and public speaking.

Continuing Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to VFW Auxiliary members, their spouses, or children to pursue a college degree or a career direction at technical school.

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