Scholarships for Military
Scholarship for Military focuses on providing financial assistance to those in the military who are struggling to meet the rising costs of college tuition.
These military scholarships, with the exception of some FAFSA scholarships, are aids for military workers, and the students eligible for these scholarships will be projected to complete their service agreement after graduation.
All branch of the United States military provides some form of educational aid for its registered workers. It is one of the most valuable sources of financial support for students struggling to meet the increasing costs of college tuition
Most of military scholarship and grants are provided for students studying subjects that focus on the application within military life i.e. medicine, military strategy, however, there are some general and are awarded based on merit or need.
What are the different categories of scholarship available?
|Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund|
|Iowa War Orphans Educational Aid|
|Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund|
|Dolphin Scholarship Fund|
|Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Grants|
|Wings over America Foundation Scholarships|
military spouses and children
|Anchor Scholarship Foundation|
|BVA Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships|
|Corvias Foundation Scholarship for Spouses of Active-duty Service Members|
|EOD Memorial Scholarship|
|Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund|
|Army ROTC Four-Year College Scholarships|
|Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program|
|Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship|
|Air Force ROTC Scholarship, Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship|
|AFAS General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program|
|Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. Scholarships|
|Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships|
|Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP|
|The Graydon & Myrth Fox Scholarship|
|Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation|
|NROTC National Scholarship|
|Second Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship|
|Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships|
What are the various Eligibility criteria?
Eligibility of a student depends on the scholarship he/she is applying. Few major criteria are as listed below:
The student applying for a scholarship must be a United States citizen
Applicants need to Graduate from a high school or have an equivalent certificate.
Students must be 17 years old prior to scholarship activation
Must be under 31 years old as of December 31 of the year
- The student cannot be enrolled full time at a college or university
A student must have attained a cumulative GPA around 3.0 or higher
Students need to demonstrate all civil involvements and drug or alcohol abuse that occurred prior to the HSSP interview
Applicants must complete Physical Fitness Assessment
Students also need to submit an application form, essay, transcript, recommendations, and proof of active duty or veteran status from a commanding officer.
Students must demonstrate financial need for assistance
|Oregon State University||Stanford University|
|University at Buffalo||Cornell University|
|Maryland Institute College of Arts||Columbia University|
|Hofstra University||New York University|
|George Washington University||Boston University|
What are the benefits of Scholarships for Military?
A large number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans, and their families.
The scholarship includes full-tuition to additional funding for room and board allowances for books and fees
This scholarship helps students ease the financial burden of their college education
Scholarships are both merit-based and financial need-based.
These are the scholarships provided for active military personnel, veterans and people associated to or dependent of military workers and veterans are eligible to obtain funding for college via scholarships managed by the federal government, through the FAFSA.
1) Are there scholarships for disabled military veterans?
Yes, there are military scholarship programs for the disabled military veterans.
Disabled veterans scholarships are typically awarded through school and local or regional organizations.
These organizations include the American Legion and the VFW.
Qualifying veterans may also find these scholarships at the schools they wish to attend.
2) Where can a disable military veteran apply for a scholarship?
There are many institutions and foundation that have scholarship programs for the disabled military veterans. Some of them are listed below:
Honorably-Discharged Veteran Fee Waiver - University of Montana, Montana Tech
Herrington Veteran's Scholarship
James W. Cochran Memorial Scholarship
Mike & Kay Brown Scholarship
Disabled American Veterans Scholarship - Angelina College
Frederick/Carroll Voiture Locale 155 Nursing Scholarship
Nels T. Wold American Legion Scholarship
The college or university you apply for may have scholarship programs for the military veterans, so do check the university or colleges website you are applying for to verify.
3) What is ROTC?
ROTC stands for Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
ROTC is a program provided to the youths of the United States by the United States Military to study in military colleges and after the completion of the course, join the Military.
It's not mandatory to join the military if you are not a scholarship candidate.
For a cadet who takes only the first two years of ROTC (Basic Course), there is no military obligation, unless the student is a 3 to 4-year scholarship cadet or has other specific scholarships.
If a cadet has accepted a scholarship, service commitments may vary.
4) Is it compulsory to serve in the military after ROTC?
Young adults must serve as Officers in the Army after graduation if they have received an ROTC scholarship, or if they have enrolled in the ROTC Advanced Course.
Enrolling in the ROTC Basic Course (the first two years of college) does not obligate someone to serve unless they have also received a scholarship.
If the student is 3-4 years scholarship cadet he/she the service commitments may vary.
5) Can I still apply if my family's income is higher than the required limit?
Yes, you can apply if your family's income is higher than the set limit. Be sure to provide an explanation of your family’s financial circumstances in the indicated section of the application.