In addition to the G.I. Bill, and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, there are a wide
variety of available scholarships designed to encourage and support veterans in
their quest for a college education. These scholarships are supported by both
public and private funds, and are offered to eligible veterans who have been
honorably discharged from military service. Requirements and award amounts will
vary according to the program.
Scholarships for Veterans
The AMVET National Scholarship Program is designed for those veterans
who have exhausted the resources of the G.I. Bill. Applicants must have been
honorably discharged, and must be attending an accredited college,
university or technical school. The award is $1000 per academic year,
renewable for up to three years.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to all
veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart. The program is also open to
widows and dependents of those service-members who have been awarded the
Purple Heart posthumously. Award amounts vary, and are based on financial
American Legion Scholarship is available to all veteran members of the
legion who are pursuing their undergraduate studies at an accredited college
or university. Annual awards are $1000, and eligibility is determined by
The Pat Tillman Foundation offers the Leadership Through Action – Tilman
Military Scholars program which provides financial assistance to veterans
and active-duty military who wish to start, continue, or finish their
college education. Award amounts vary, and eligibility is determined by
merit as well as financial need. Applicants are required to maintain a 3.0
GPA, and must submit two essays for consideration.
The Troops to Teachers Program is administered by the U. S. Department
of Defense, and provides financial support for veterans who choose to pursue
a degree in teaching or education. Eligible applicants must agree to a term
of service in a high need school or community in order to receive funding.
Eligibility is determined by financial need, as well as academic merit.
The Disabled War Veterans Scholarship is provided by the Armed Forces
Communications and Electronics Association. The award is $2,500 and is
available to active - duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S.
military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled
because of wounds received during service in Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan
or Iraqi Freedom Operations. You must be actively pursuing an undergraduate
degree in an eligible major at an accredited two - or four - year
institution in the United States to be considered for this award.
- Are you planning a career in the health sciences? The Florence
Wood/Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship awards $500
annually to a health sciences undergraduate or graduate student attending a
college in Arkansas. Visit the American Occupational Therapy Foundation for
info about the latest scholarships or address questions to Jeanne Cooper,
AOTF Scholarship Program Coordinator, at email address
Jcooper@aoft.org or phone (301)
652-6611, Extension 2550.
Scholarships for Dependents and Spouses of Veterans
- Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
- Are you the son or daughter of an active duty Air Force member, Title 10
AGR/Reservist, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active-duty, retired,
retired reserve or deceased member? Or are you the spouse of an active duty
member stationed stateside, or surviving spouse of a deceased member? The
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) offers the General Henry H. Arnold Education
Grant based on family income and education cost factors in the amount of
$2,000. Since the 1988-1989 school year, 82,287 grants were disbursed thus
- Purple Heart Members and Family - Are you a member, spouse,
widow, dependent or grandchild of the Military Order of the Purple Heart? If
so, you might be eligible for the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
Scholarship toward higher education. For additional information, click
here or call (703)
- ThanksUSA Scholarship - The ThanksUSA Scholarship ($3,000) is
available to dependent children (24 years old and younger) and spouses of
U.S. military service personnel. You must be a full - time undergraduate
student attending an accredited college, university, or vocational /
technical school and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Selection is based on financial
need, academic record, and demonstrated leadership and participation in
school and community activities. Preference will be given to students who
are the children or spouses of service personnel killed or injured during
- Women in the Trades Scholarship - Provided by: The Dwyer Group;
The Women in the Trades Scholarship is a $1,500 award available to female
students who are over the age of 18. You must be actively pursuing a degree
in a trade field in order to qualify for this award. Preference is given to
women who are affiliated with the military. Deadline for application if
October 30, 2014.
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