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.

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
Sponsor: Naval History and Heritage Command
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to active duty commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who are already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field.

Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: DiversityJobs
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all diversity and minority students, including Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, military veterans, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Applicant must be enrolled in and currently attending a school that has registered for DiversityJobs’ scholarship program (see website for details). Applicant must submit a completed online application.

MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: Marine Corps Association & Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to all Marines on active duty and to members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve.

SportClips Veterans’ Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars | SportClips Haircuts
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve. Applicant must participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.

TREA National Scholarship
Sponsor: The Enlisted Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who have dependent status and who are children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of a TREA or TREA Auxiliary member in good standing, or a deceased TREA or TREA Auxiliary member who was in good standing.

AMVETS National Scholarships
Sponsor: American Veterans (AMVETS)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans, active duty military members, their guard/reserves, and their children or grandchildren.

H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: Hill & Ponton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans of the armed forces who plan to use their education to help fellow veterans.

Scholarship for Military Veterans
Sponsor: Coi Rubber
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college and university students who have served in the United States armed forces. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to how the government can help improve veterans lives.

Warrior Thunder Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The Warrior Thunder Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to citizens of the United States who are residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 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.

ThanksUSA Scholarship
Sponsor: ThanksUSA
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to dependent children ages 24 and under or spouses of U.S. military service personnel. Applicants must be a current high school senior or graduates with plans to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the academic year. Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship
Sponsor: Anthony Castelli Attorney
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 29, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current military veterans or honorably discharged veterans or parents, siblings, children or grandchildren of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

National Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: National Ranger Memorial Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must have chosen to dedicate themselves to the Ranger Creed or have a family members that have sacrificed to support all Rangers.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 10, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

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