Veterans education benefits

Scholarships for Military Affiliated

On this page, you will find a list of scholarships available for service members and their families. Please note that this list is not a comprehensive list. Please use additional search resources for more opportunities. You can navigate the different scholarship categories below.

Based on Military Service – All Branches

Scholarship Name Description
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships The American Legion Auxiliary have a few different scholarships. Please see their website for details about the scholarships:

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Spirit of Youth Scholarship

Deadlines: March

American Legion Legacy Scholarship The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

Deadline: April

American Veterans Scholarships AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

Deadlines: April

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships – The “Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships” program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Service members’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

Scholarships for Military Children Program – Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. The program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.

Deadline: See website

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident.

Deadline: See website

Needham 911 and Heroes Scholarship fund The Needham 911 & Heroes Scholarship fund was created to honor those lost in the World Trade Center collapse. Designed to benefit the children of victims who lost their lives, the purpose of the fund is to ensure that each child is provided with an opportunity for a private secondary and/or college-level education.

Deadline: Rolling

Tillman Military Scholars Program The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts.

Who is eligible to apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar?
• Veteran and active duty military service members
• Spouses of active or veteran service members
Deadline: March


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Based on Military Service – Army

Scholarship Name Description
Army Scholarship Foundation The Army Scholarship Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships for undergraduate study to deserving children of current and former members of the U.S. Army, and to spouses of currently serving soldiers.

Deadline: April


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Based on Military Service – Air Force

Scholarship Name Description
Air Force Association Scholarships The Air Force Association has a list of a few scholarships available to students. Through AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community.

Deadlines: See Website

Air Force Sergeants Association Scholarships The Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) joined together to conduct a scholarship program to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the Total Air Force which includes Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG) , and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status. Applications are screened and verified for eligibility prior to submission to the respective selection committee(s). The AFSA and AFSA International Auxiliary programs have membership requirements, but there are no association membership requirements for the AMF or CMSAF programs.

Deadline: March


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Based on Military Service – Marine Corps

Scholarship Name Description
Marine Corps Scholarship Fund The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships for undergraduate college education in all 50 states and internationally. Our scholarship recipients study in a variety of academic disciplines. The Scholarship Foundation provides financial resources, and the support of an extended community, ensuring the children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen have the opportunity to attend college and successfully achieve their goals.

Deadline: March

Women Marines Association Scholarships The purpose is to award grants to qualified applicants sponsored by WMA MEMBERS. These grants may be used at any accredited college, university or college level trade school. WMA members may sponsor an unlimited number of applicants per year. No individual is eligible to receive more than one (1) scholarship per academic year (with a maximum of two (2) lifetime awards).

Deadline: February


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Based on Military Service – Navy

Scholarship Name Description
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation was established in 1960 with the first scholarship of $350 awarded to John L. Haines, Jr., in June 1961. Funds were raised through the efforts of submarine officers’ wives’ organizations throughout the United States. DSF continues to receive strong financial support from submarine spouse organizations and the submarine community, as well as support from individuals, corporations, memorial gifts and Combined Federal Campaign.
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of:• members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of
• Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.Deadline: March
Navy League Foundation Scholarships The Navy League of the United States (NLUS) was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people. The Navy League has grown into the foremost citizens’ organization to serve, support, and stand with all the sea services – U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

Deadline: March

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s (NMCRS) education programs is to assist eligible Sailors, Marines, and families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Both scholarships and no-interest loan programs are available.

Deadline: May

Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships Each year, the Navy SEAL Foundation awards scholarships to the men, women, children, and spouses of Naval Special Warfare. These scholarship opportunities include one to four-year grants for educational, vocational, and leadership programs.

Deadlines: See Website


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