Scholarships

Scholarships

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

General Military

AFCEA Military Scholarships

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

College Credit for Military Programs (American Council on Education)

Find out how to receive college credit for your military training and service through the American Council on Education. ACE advises colleges, universities, and students in awarding college credit and providing transcripts for military learning.

David L. Boren Scholarships

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.

DAV's Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

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.

VFW Scholarships

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

Montgomery GI Bill

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

U.S. Air Force Enlisted Education

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.

U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships

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

DUSA Scholarships

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.

U.S. Army Education Benefits

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.

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships

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

U.S. Coast Guard Institute

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

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

NMCRS offers education programs to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need.

SSGT Benton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program recognizes students who have served in the United States Marines, and who demonstrate financial need and have attributes of merit, including scholastic achievement. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be made available for the 2010-2011 academic year. All application materials must be submitted to the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (SSW 3605) no later than Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1 p.m.

U.S. Marine Corps

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

U.S. Air 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. Army National Guard Education Center

Learn about the continuing education opportunities available to you and your family through the Army National Guard, including college benefits, tuition assistance, scholarships, and a variety of other programs.

U.S. Navy

LifeLines Education Services

Learn about the many educational benefits and programs offered to family members of the Navy and Marine Corps on the Education Services pages of LifeLines, the Navy's award-winning quality-of-life portal for service families.

Money for College

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.

Navy College Program

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.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

NMCRS offers education programs to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need.

NDIA "Twice a Citizen" Award

U.S. Navy ROTC Scholarships

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

Veterans

AFCEA Military Scholarships

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

AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS annually awards scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, 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.

Blinded Veterans Association Scholarship

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.

FinAid for Veterans

Summary of student aid programs for veterans and their dependents.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

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.

Veterans GI Bill

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.