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.

Google SVA Scholarship
Sponsor: Google | Student Veterans of America
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to student veterans who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year university for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 7, 2020
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
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.

National Sojourners Essay Contest
Sponsor: National Sojourners Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to “the American Experiment.” The national deadline is January 15, 2021, but all entries must be sent to a local chapter first (deadlines may vary).

Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Sponsor: The Coast Guard Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 29, 2020
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.

General Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
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.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: Optimal
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
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 Annual College Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to spouses of a person currently on active duty in any branch of the United State Military. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full or part-time student.

Military Line Student Ethics Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2021
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. Students and adult learners may apply as early as their junior year of high school or as late as the end of college freshman year.

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2021
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 and students in Florida.

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.

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