Below is a list of national scholarships available to military veterans and their
Tillman Military Scholar Program
The Pat Tillman Foundation will begin taking applications for the Tillman Military Scholar Program
. Their website will list deadline dates for each semester.
In 2002, in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Pat Tillman left his NFL
career and turned down a multi-million dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals
to enlist and serve his country as an Army Ranger. A role model of courage and patriotism,
he served several combat tours but was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan on April
The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in Veterans and their spouses
through educational scholarships and to build a diverse community of leaders committed
to serving others. The Military Scholar Program offers financial assistance to Servicemembers,
Veterans, and their spouses to cover academic and/or living expenses while in school.
You must pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time
student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution to qualify.
For more information on application and eligibility requirements please go to The Pat Tillman Foundation
American Legion Scholarship
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship
for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion,
Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding
years and for the calendar year in which application is made. The applicant must
also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial
assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree. Check with your local American Legion
for additional scholarship opportunities.
Folds of Honor Foundation
Folds of Honor Foundation
(FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children
of Service Members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our
great nation. Our unique scholarships can be applied to schooling now or held by Folds
of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment. Deadlines
are listed on the website.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
A student is eligible for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
if he/she is the dependent child of an active duty Service Member who was killed
or permanently disabled (100% rating) as the result of an operational mission or training
accident or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. See application form and scholarship
rules for complete eligibility details. Deadlines are listed on the website.
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation (Dependents)
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
provides scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines
and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children
whose parent was killed or wounded in action. Deadlines will be listed on the website.
Army Scholarship Foundation
The Army Scholarship Foundation
offers scholarships for spouses of enlisted active duty Army members, as well as
spouses of active duty Guard and Reserve members.
and the Women's Self Worth Foundation are proud to announce the Saban Military Wife
Educational Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to wives of uniformed service
members to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Applications
will be accepted from March 1 - May 1 and must be postmarked by May 1. The Scholarships
will be awarded to recipients on July 1.
John Keys Scholarship
The John Keys Scholarship Fund provides educational assistance grants to honorably
discharged U.S. Armed Services veterans who are legal residents of Kentucky AND to
members of the Sons of The American Legion in Kentucky. The John Keys Scholarship
was established in 1988 and has awarded more than 60 scholarship grants since 1995.
Eligibility criteria is detailed on the back side of the application.
The Scholarship is a program of the Kentucky Sons of The American Legion, administered
by Independence Squadron 275 in northern Kentucky. The Scholarship is named in honor
of John H. Keys of Covington, Kentucky, a Korean War veteran and American Legion member
who died of cancer in 1990. The Sons of The American Legion (S.A.L.) is an affiliated
organization of The American Legion, established in 1932 and composed of direct male
descendants of Legionnaires and direct male descendants of deceased, honorably-discharged
veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who served during wartime. The amount of individual
awards varies based on donations received and the recommendation of the Scholarship
As noted on the form, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis year round. Scholarship
grants are awarded twice a year and announced on May 1st and November 1st. Scholarship
grants are awarded in the Spring and Fall, contingent upon the successful applicants'
enrollment at their institution the following semester. Financial Aid officers will
be requested to verify the winning applicants' enrollment for the following semester
(i.e. awards announced in November will require verification of the student's enrollment
for the following Spring semester, etc.)
Completed applications and required documentation must be mailed to the John Keys
Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 18791, Erlanger, KY 41018-0791. The Scholarship Review
Committee will be meeting in mid October to select winners, who will be announced
on November 1. Applications received prior to October 15 will be reviewed and considered
at that meeting.
Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
- ThanksUSA, a charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to "thank" active
duty service members by providing college scholarships to their spouses and children,
opened its sixth year of accepting applications for scholarships.
Interested applicants can find eligibility requirements and the link for the online
application at http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarship-program.html
. Deadlines will be listed on the website.
Military Spouse Scholarships
The National Military Family Association
recognizes the unique challenges today's military spouses face in pursuing additional
training or education. Frequent moves make it difficult to complete programs and
establish a career. We are here to help ease the financial obstacles that accompany
pursuing a higher education.The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare
military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family's
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 JRTOC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.
The Army Women's Foundation's Legacy Scholarship Program is available to all Army
women - active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and their children. Scholarships
of up to $2500.00 are available for tuition and are based on merit, academic potential,
community service, and need. Eligibility requirements and the application are online
at http://awfdn.org/scholarships.shtml. For more information, you can contact AWF
at 804-734-3078 or email@example.com
Purple Heart Scholarship
To be eligible to apply for a Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship, the
applicant must meet one of the following criteria: 1) be a member of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart, 2) be the spouse, widow or direct lineal descendant (child,
step-child, adopted child, or grandchild) of a member of the Military Order of the
Purple Heart, or 3) be the spouse, widow, or direct lineal descendant of a service
member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time
undergraduate students and be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic
achievement or technical proficiency, demonstrated by at least a 2.75 GPA, and be
a citizen of the United States of America. The application and more information can
be obtained at http://www.purpleheart.org/scholarships/.