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.

American Legion Department of Missouri Scholarships
Sponsor: The American Legion Department of Missouri
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to current college students who are residents of Missouri. Applicant must be a member of The American Legion Family, i.e. Legion Member, Auxiliary Member, S.A.L. Member, or a descendant of any member thereof.

Blinded Veterans Association Scholarships
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans who are incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students.

AMVETS’ Scholarships
Sponsor: American Veterans (AMVETS)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans, active duty military members, their guard/reserves, and their children or grandchildren.

Enlisted Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute | Textron Systems
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Contest is open to enlisted personnel – active duty, reserve and retired-from any nation’s sea services. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic that makes the naval profession stronger.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
Sponsor: Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Applicant must be a dependent of an Air Force member, spouse of an Active Duty member, or a surviving spouse of an Air Force member. Applicant must be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2018-2019 academic year.

MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: Marine Corps Association & Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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, 2018
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.

The Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation’s Scholarship
Sponsor: The Enlisted Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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.

Almo Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors residing in Pennsylvania who are a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania legionnaire. Applicant must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education in Pennsylvania and planning to major in music.

Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion Department of Maine
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are residents of Maine and have a parent or grandparent who is a veteran.

Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Pennsylvania who are the child or grandchild of a living or deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. Applicant must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music.

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