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Veterans Scholarships

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Veterans Scholarships

Various scholarship opportunities and education funding resources are available for U.S. military veterans and their eligible dependents.


General Military

AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

The National Security Education Program awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least one year.

The Disabled American Veterans' Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education.

This scholarship is dedicated to those individuals who have served our country valiantly and demonstrate academic excellence.

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary distribute more than $3 million in scholarships and savings bonds to America's youth through the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests.


U.S Air Force

Air Force reservists interested in a college or trade school education may qualify for financial assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill.

The U.S. Air Force offers enlisted, officer, and healthcare educational opportunities. Follow the links to the officer and healthcare education pages to see what's available to you.

Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you've got a guaranteed career after school - debt free.


U.S. Army

The Society of Daughters of the U.S. Army (DUSA) offers $1,000 scholarships to the daughters and granddaughters of active duty or retired Army officers.

Be a full-time soldier and earn credits towards a degree. Find information about earning money for your education, ROTC scholarships, and repaying college loans.

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.


U.S. Coast Guard

Further your education while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard! The Coast Guard Institute is your education center for: college programs, examinations, financial assistance, and getting credit for your Coast Guard experience.


U.S. Marines

The official U.S. Marine Corps site organizes information and resources for you based on your age and educational level, from high school to college graduate. Discover what is available to help you meet your career goals.


U.S. National Guard

Visit this site to learn about the federal and state benefits that the Air National Guard offers to unit members and their families, including tuition assistance.


U.S. Navy

Continue your education with money for college from the U.S. Navy. Options include the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program, which can pay future officers a salary while they're in college.

Earn your degree while serving in the Navy. The Navy College Program is your one-stop educational resource for college prep, financial aid, academic advice, and all Navy college, training, and officer programs.

Find out about scholarships from the Navy's ROTC program.


Veterans Resources

AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

Since the early '80s, Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.

Summary of student aid programs for veterans and their dependents.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild (natural, adopted, or step) or the spouse of a Military Order of the Purple Heart member in good standing.

General information, frequently asked questions, and links to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits and services under the GI Bill for veterans and dependents/survivors.