Military Scholarships

Scholarships for Military Children
Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Applicant must be a dependent, unmarried child under the age of 23 of an active duty, reserve/guard or retired military member or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military. Student must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the fall of 2019 in a full-time undergraduate program of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study. Applicant must be a dependent child of an active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired member of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application.

ROTC Scholarships
Sponsor: AFCEA Educational Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) and Air Force ROTC full-time sophomore and junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a degree major that is related to the mission of the AFCEA educational Foundation (Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and other STEM related majors).

Emerging & Disruptive Technologies Essay Contest
Sponsor: U.S. Naval Institute | Leidos
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Contest is open to any contributor – active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel and civilians. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to emerging and disruptive technologies.

Jesse Brown Scholarship
Sponsor: Disabled American Veterans
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to volunteers who are age 21 or younger and have volunteered for a minimum of 730 hours over a span of five years at a VA medical center.

Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants who have parents who are U.S. veterans or currently in the U.S. military, students with financial need, first generation college students, and students with a documented significant disability.

Tillman Scholar
Sponsor: Pat Tillman Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship program is open to veterans and active-duty military service members, and current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who are honorably discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard. Applicant must be a high school or GED graduate who plans to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Anchor Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Anchor Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to family members (children and spouses) of qualified Surface Navy sailors who are/will be enrolled in undergraduate study.

Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons or veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon and Grenada, Panama, or Desert Shield/Storm Gulf/War on Terrorism.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from Illinois who are either veterans or a child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty military member. In addition to the general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for Nursing majors and students who participate in a Junior ROTC program.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to non-traditional students returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal education was interrupted or a non-traditional student who is just beginning his/her education at a later point in life. Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion.

Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to junior members of the American Legion who are high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on what they will do to make their college or university a better place, as well recommendations from their principal or guidance counselor, a member of the clergy, and two other adult citizens (a total of four recommendations).

Undergraduate & Associate Degree Scholarship
Sponsor: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are the children of active duty and veterans who are incoming college freshman, currently in college, our pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associates, or certificate.

ANTSHE Scholarship
Sponsor: Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are at least 23 years of age and meet at least one of the following criteria: financially independent, is a parent, is a single parent, a veteran from the military, enrolled in a public two-year college, minority student, low-income, or employed part-time or full-time.

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