Below are links and short descriptions to a variety of military-related scholarships available to Active Duty, Veterans, their Spouses and Families. Visit the individual sites for more information on the various scholarship requirements and their deadlines. 

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Academic Top Scholars (ATS) - Accessible to all dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of Active-Duty U.S. military Service Members from all military branches, including the Guard and Reserves.

AFCEA Educational Fund -  The AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals will provide $2,000 to those students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA. Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students must have completed at least two postgraduate-level classes prior to the deadline date.

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships - Offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military Veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering, computer engineering technology, computer information systems, information systems management, computer science, physics, mathematics, or science or mathematics education.  Each scholarship award is $2,500.

Air Force Aid Society – A military education benefit administered by the Air Force Aid Society that provides tuition assistance to dependents of active-duty U.S. Air Force service members. Designed to help the Air Force spouses advance their education and improve their career opportunities while living abroad. The Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies.

Air Force Association – Various scholarships to Military and Dependents in five categories: 1. Lt Col Romeo & Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship for minor dependents of Air Force active duty, Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), 2. Capt Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship for active duty Air Force full time guard or reserve (officer or enlisted) person who is pursuing a Master's degree in a non-technical field, 3. Spouse Scholarships for Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees, 4. Full online degree Scholarship to Grantham University for an Active Duty Dependent, an AFA Member, or a dependent of an AFA Member, and 5. Pitsenbarger Award of $400 for current CCAF graduates (coincides with Spring & Fall graduations).

Air Force Officers’ Wives Club of Washington DC (AFOWC) – Offers scholarships to USAF dependents (child/spouse of any rank of Air Force active duty, reserve, guard, retired, MIL/POW, or deceased) in three categories: 1. High School Seniors (must be a candidate for graduation from high school or certified home school program for the current school year and plan to attend an accredited college or university), 2. Current College Student (currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and will be attending during that academic school year), 3. Spouse (currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and will be attending during that academic school year). They are also offering a separate scholarship for students majoring in Science, Engineering, Technology or Math (STEM) through a generous $15,000 donation from Lockheed Martin.

American Legion Scholarships – Variety of scholarships available for members of the American Legion, along with their children and spouses. Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities.

America's Child - Higher Education Assistance - In 2008, America's Child was established for the sole purpose of providing college education and welfare assistance to every child whose military parent gave their life to protect us from the horrors they faced on a daily basis. We are committed to providing assistance to the surviving children of our military heroes who have already given their lives in patriotic service to their country fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Philippines, Operation Iraqi Freedom or future conflicts.

AMVETS Scholarships – AMVETS awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship - Scholarships of $2,500 each are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. Military Veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom operations.  Candidates must be majoring in certain fields of study - see application for details.

Armed Forces Crossroads Scholarships for Military Children - A new program offers a scholarship to a college-bound military child at installations served by a commissary. The scholarships are open to qualified sons and daughters of U.S. military ID card holders to include active duty members, Reserve and Guard members, and retirees.

Armed Forces Relief Trust - The mission of the Armed Forces Relief Trust is to assist the military aid organizations by providing a single vehicle to accept contributions that benefit the men and women of the Armed Forces and their Families. These valuable funds enable Family members to be at the bedside of an injured service member undergoing treatment at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, or other military medical treatment facilities; enabling a Service Member to fly home for his father’s funeral; provide support for medical costs associated with an airman’s expectant spouse, and more.

Army Aviation Association of America Scholarships (AAAA) - The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to render financial assistance for the college-level education of members of the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA), and the spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.

Army Emergency Relief – Awards scholarships to spouses and dependent children of Service Members on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.

Army Scholarship Foundation - The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one- year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities

Army Women's Foundation - Assists students, including students with disabilities, with completing an undergraduate degree and provides work experience with the Central Intelligence Agency. Awarded to children of Active Duty personnel, Reserve/National Guard and retired military members or survivors of deceased members. Awards $2,000 scholarships to persons on Active Duty in the uniformed military services, Veterans, and their spouses or dependents, who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S.

Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund - Mission is to be a viable non-profit organization established solely for the purpose of generating and distributing funds to provide educational opportunities for qualified Family members of Chief Petty Officers. Candidates eligible for scholarship awards are spouses and children (natural born, adopted or stepchildren) of all Chief Petty Officers.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation - Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents

Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Program – The Coast Guard Exchange System (CGES) Scholarship Program is established to provide additional financial resources to Team Coast Guard dependent children embarking on undergraduate college/university studies.  The Program provides scholarships to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists that meet eligibility requirements.Collects and disburses donations in support of Service Members and their Families in need, including assistance with airfare, special medical attention, college tuition for the children of Service Members and more.

Colonel Christie Marine Corps Scholarship - The Christie Memorial College Assistance Award is given to a former enlisted Marine leaving the Marine Corps to attend a four-year institution. This award recognizes a Marine who has demonstrated exceptional courage and integrity in the face of great obstacles. Award will be given as a monthly stipend.

Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) - Each year the Council of College and Military Educators offers $1000 scholarships for Servicemembers, Military Spouses, and Veterans who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. CCME Scholarship Applications must be submitted online. This year’s application will be available July 16 through the scholarship application deadline.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of: (1) members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of (2) Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.

Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund - The Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to U.S. military Family members of our Fallen Warriors in their pursuit of higher education.

Fisher House Foundation Scholarship Programs - Various scholarships provided by  Fisher House to military children. Heroes' Legacy Scholarships & military commissary program.

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.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund - Students are eligible if they are 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. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.

Google SVA Scholarship - The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2016-2017 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2016.

HeroesTribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen – The Scholarship Foundation guarantees scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years ($7,500 a year) to the following: Children of Marines and veteran Marines who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Children of Marines and children of Navy Corpsmen attached to a Marine unit, who were killed in combat after September 11, 2001; Children of Navy Religious Program Specialists attached to a Marine unit who were killed in combat on or after September 27, 2008; or Children of Marines who were killed in training after September 27, 2008. Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen applicants must meet the established eligibility criteria, excluding the income eligibility requirement.

Hope for the Warriors - The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship program identifies, recognizes, and rewards spouses/caregivers for their strength, fidelity, and resolve despite adversity. Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well being of their families.

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship - The Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship is awarded to Veterans who have served under the United States Military Operation in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning Sept. 11, 2001 or later.

Huebner Scholarships - Named for Lieutenant General Clarence L. Huebner, who commanded the Big Red One during World War II, are competitive scholarships for children and grandchildren of former members of the Division as well as children of active-duty First Infantry Division Service Members.

Irag and Afghanistan Service Grant - Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant - A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year – not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.

John A. Keller Scholarship - The Chief Warrant Officer John A. Keller-CWOA Scholarship is available to dependents of members in good standing of the Chief Warrant Officers Association. You must be a high school senior or a current undergraduate student with a minimum "C" grade average to qualify for this award. You must also be a full-time student to be considered.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve AssociationFRA’s scholarship program has also been helping deserving students reach their educational and professional goals for decades, presenting annual awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees.

Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. This assistance was primarily rendered to children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad. These funds enable us to provide these children with scholarships for their higher education. When a child of a United States Marine is afflicted with a physical or mental disability and requires special medical equipment or tutoring, our Foundation may grant financial assistance to that Family if their personal insurance does not cover the complete cost of treatment for this child.

Marine Corps League - Scholarship Program - Over three hundred scholarship grants are given annually to applicants. The foundation has started a blocked scholarship fund to build a trust to assist in the funding of its regular scholarship program. Scholarships are applied for and awarded by the Marine Corps League Scholarship Committee using applications and standards developed by that committee.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Applicants must be the son or daughter of one of the following: Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine; Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps; Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with a U.S. Marine unit; Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed in the U.S. Navy. Applicants must also meet the following eligibility criteria: Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor's degree or technical certificate. Family adjusted gross income for the 2012 tax year that does not exceed $91,000 and a GPA of at least 2.0.

Military Officers Association of America Scholarships and Grants - Visit the MOAA Scholarships and Grants site for information on a variety of different scholarships, grants and interest-free loans.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart. - Scholarships for Military Children - The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

Military Spouse Fellowship Program for Financial Counseling - The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's 2010 Military Spouse Fellowship gives spouses the training they need to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation, which gives them marketable job skills and provides them with the knowledge and tools they need to help military Families overcome financial challenges.

National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services (NAIMES) – NAIMES and MBS Direct LLC provide the Student Spotlight Award (SSA) program to eligible active duty personnel from all Service branches. SSA recognizes students, undergraduate or graduate, who demonstrate excellent academic achievement in pursuit of their civilian postsecondary education.

National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF) and DRS Technologies, Inc. - and NGEF, DRS Technologies Create College Scholarship For Children of Fallen National Guardsmen. DRS Technologies, Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., will provide up to $6,250 per year to selected students attending a four-year institution or a two-year program at a community college or technical school. Open to any high school or college student who is a son or daughter of a Guardsman killed in an operational or training mission in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.

National Military Family Association - (NMFA) NMFA scholarship funds are awarded only to military ID-carrying Uniformed Services’ spouses (active duty, retiree, Reserve, National Guard, and/or survivor); If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependent ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant. If at any point you are no longer considered to be a spouse of a Service Member, you must notify NMFA immediately.

Navy League of the United States - Currently, the Navy League Foundation has a total of 25 endowed scholarships. Navy League Councils across the United States provide additional scholarships to students and Sea Cadets in their cities and regions.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education ProgramsThe mission of the Navy- Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) education programs is to assist eligible Sailors, Marines, and families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Both scholarships and no-interest loan programs are available.

NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship Program - The NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship Program is designed to encourage Service Members and Veterans to pursue careers in professional counseling. The program provides financial support to students who enroll, or seek to enroll, in a CACREP accredited counseling program during or after military service, and who commit to serving military personnel.

Paralyzed Veterans of America ScholarshipParalyzed Veterans’ Educational Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to help members and their immediate Families gain post-secondary education from accredited colleges and universities across America. Since the program’s inception, the organization has funded $319,000 in scholarship awards.

Pat Tillman Foundation - Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post- 9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of Service Members (children and spouses).

Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund - The National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc. serves U.S. Army Rangers of all eras through recognition in a granite monument, display of Hall of Fame members, scholarships to deserving individuals, and assisting Ranger Families

Reserve Aid - (972)-383-8080 - Reserve Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing financial support to the Families of Reserve Service Members from all services, who have been called to active duty and are experiencing financial difficulty.

Retired Enlisted Association - The Retired Enlisted Association's (TREA) National Scholarship program. TREA members are proud to be able to offer these scholarships to our Nations high school student. The program is open to any high school student.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation - The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. 

Society of the Daughters of the United States Army (DUSA) - The Scholarship Committee of the West Point chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the United States Army (DUSA) welcomes your interest in applying for one of our academic scholarships to assist your collegiate education.

Society of the First Infantry Division - Scholarships & Grants - DePuy Scholarships, named for General William E. DePuy, the 1st Infantry Division Commanding General who started the program during the Vietnam War, are provided for children of Service Members killed in combat or training accidents while serving in a unit assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division and authorized to wear the 1st Infantry Division patch. More than 1,300 of these scholarships have been awarded.

Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) - partial tuition assistance for spouses of Active Duty airmen or officers, who accompany members to overseas locations and will be attending college programs. The focus of the program is on the completion of degree or certificate programs that provide increased occupational opportunities for spouses.

Tailhook Education Foundation - To be eligible for consideration for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship’s company or the air wing.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) - The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Web site enables you to complete: TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and A TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) so that you may receive one or more TEACH Grants to pay for your education. Scholarships - ThanksUSA “thanks" the men and women of the United States armed forces by awarding need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses. Award is $3,000 for educational expenses,

That Others May Live Scholarships - That Others May Live is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2002. The That Others May Live Foundation provides scholarships, gamily counseling, and aid to surviving children of United States Air Force (USAF) Rescue Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice during a Rescue mission, training, or other Personnel Recovery (PR) collateral mission.

Troops to Teachers - The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation's classrooms. TTT provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program: CIA - If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you  are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship - An ongoing scholarship offer for students with military affiliation, ROTC, and children of military members. Each semester, three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the winning students.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship Programs - The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs across the nation.  Visit the site to learn more or contact your local VFW.

Veterans’ Student Loan Relief Fund - The Veterans' Student Loan Relief Fund was established to assist otherwise financially responsible veterans and qualifying family members who have incurred excessive educational loans for study at proprietary (for-profit) institutions

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation - Wings over America Scholarship Foundation, was established in 1987 to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy - officer and enlisted - active duty, retired or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic merit and community service. Wings over America annually sponsor over forty scholarships to students who have chosen to continue their education. The foundation is funded solely through the generous contributions of private and corporate sources, and has proudly awarded over $375,000 to outstanding students since 1987.

Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship - has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $1500.00 scholarship will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.