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.

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.”

TrophyCentral Sportsmanship & Compassion Scholarship
Sponsor: Trophy Central
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be entering college beginning during the academic year 2019. Special attention will be given to applicants who are first generation college and/or entering a branch of the military (ROTC). Applicant must submit an essay about their unique sportsmanship acts or actions of compassion.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 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 & Caregiver Scholarships
Sponsor: Hope For The Warriors
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to post-9/11 spouses and caregivers who are undergraduate or graduate degree students. In addition to the general scholarships, there scholarships open specifically to those pursuing entry-level classes or training, spouses of the fallen, and MSW students.

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