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Scholarship Information for Military Affiliated Students


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Eligibility and Description

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Air Force Aid Society

Various Opportunities

Closes Apr 30

Air Force Association Scholarship Program

Various Opportunities


American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty or those who have a VA disability rating of 50% or more

Jan 1 - Apr 15

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

Children and spouses of active duty, retired, and honorably

discharged Navy personnel

Opens Oct 1

Army Aviation Association of America

Current member or spouse/child/grandchild/unmarried sibling of current or deceased member

Sep 1 - Dec 15

Army Emergency Relief Fund

Spouse and children of US Army. Shinseki and MG James Ursano

Jan - Apr

Army Nurse Corps Assoc.

Current or former US Army who is currently enrolled in nursing or nursing student of a parent, spouse or child is/has served in US Army

Opens Late Fall

Army Scholarship


Children or spouse of current or former US Army

Closes Apr 15

Chief Petty Officer

Scholarship Fund

Child or spouse of US Navy, high school senior/graduate or current undergrad

Closes Apr 1

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Various Opportunities


Coast Guard Foundation

Children, spouse, enlisted members, civil service of the US Coast Guard


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Chief Warrant Officers Assoc.

High school senior child of enlisted US Coast Guard.

Colona and Keller Scholarships


Daedalian Foundation Scholarships

Various opportunities for career in military aviation.  Need local chapter sponsorship.

Opens Aug 1

US Dep of Veteran Affairs

Survivor and dependent education benefits. Fry Scholarship and Dependents Education Assistance


Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

High school or college students and spouses of current and former members of the Submarine Force

Oct 1 – Mar 15





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Federal Employee Education & Assistance

Spouses, children and grandchildren whose federal employee parents died or were severely injured in the line of duty during terrorist attacks

Nov - Mar

Federal Student Aid

FAFSA needed for federal student aid as well as state and college grants, scholarships and loans



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Fisher House Scholarship Programs - DECA

Students whose parents are Active Duty or Retired. Awarded at each commissary

Closes Feb 16

Fleet Reserve Association Educational Foundation

Self, spouse, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent of US Navy, Marine, Coast Guard

Sep 1 - Apr 15

Folds of Honor Foundation

Children’s Fund and Higher Education Scholarships

Feb 1 - Mar 31

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship

Children of service member fallen in battle or died or have become disabled through active military service since 9/11

Closes Feb 17

Hope for the Warriors

Spouse and caregivers of post 9/11 veterans


Iraq and Afghanistan

Service Grant

Parent or guardian was a member of U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11


Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association

Children or grandchildren of members of the FRA and LA-FRA

Closes Apr 15

Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation

Child of active duty, reserve, or veteran of the Marine Corps or Navy Corpsman who was attached to the Marine Corps


Knights of Columbus - Matthews and Swift Scholarship

Children of members killed or permanently disabled while serving in combat zone. Must have applied or have been admitted to a Catholic college

Jan 1 – Apr 1

Military Child of the Year Award

Military dependent, 13-18 years at the time of nomination/application

Closes Dec 1

Military Officers Association of America Scholarships

Child of Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retired. Various Opportunities available 


Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program

Spouse, widow, child or grandchild of a Purple Heart recipient or member of MOPH

Closes July 15

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

Spouse of Active Duty, ANG, Reserve (E1-5, W1-2, O1-2)


National Merit Scholarships

Qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT).  Principal must endorse semifinalist.


National Military Family Association

Military Spouse Scholarship


Paralyzed Veterans of America

Members and immediate family of PVA

Opens in Mar

Peterson - Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

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Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

Learn how GI Bill works and explore options such as the Yellow Ribbon Program


Princeton Review

Search colleges and test prep materials


Special Operations Warrior Foundation College Scholarship

Reimbursement for college application fees, college campus visits, all others costs related undergraduate education

Year Round

Student Veterans

Various Opportunities


Tailhook Education Foundation

Child or grandchild of current or former Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer or Air-Crewman or those who served onboard a US Navy aircraft carrier

Dec 15 – Mar 1

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant

(TEACH Grant)

Federal Student Aid requiring a teaching service obligation.  Must complete FAFSA


That Others May Live Foundation Scholarship

Child whose parent died while conducting a USAF Combat Rescue Operation or Training Mission


US Air Force ROTC

Various opportunities for high school, college and enlisted airmen

Closes Jan 13


Various opportunities for high school, college and enlisted soldiers

Closes Dec 31


Various opportunities for high school, college and enlisted Sailors and Marines.

Apr 1 – Jan 31

Veterans of Foreign Wars

High school and Middle school Essay Program.  Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy

Closes Oct 31

VFW Auxiliary

High School Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Closes Mar 31

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation

Various Opportunities for Navy commands or communities