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Funding Your College Education:Scholarship Information: Military/Veterans


AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships, Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans


Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present) who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S.


AMVETS National Scholarship

$4000 over 4 years

AMVETS offers the following four-year scholarship. It must be used for full-time study at either an undergraduate college or university or an accredited technical/trade school leading to a certification or degree. The purpose of this scholarship is to make the goal of post secondary education more attainable for the children and grandchildren of veterans by assisting deserving students.


Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

$12,000 over 4 years

The scholarship is in memory of and honoring Dr. Caccomo, an immigrant to the United States, who gave of himself both in his chosen profession as a physician and in his service to the U.S. Army Reserves. Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded nation wide, per year, for the duration of the grant. The scholarships are for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market
Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program $5000-20,000

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who are dedicated to serving veterans. Each year, one outstanding applicant receives the top scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to help fund their higher education. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500 & $5,000. Scholarships can be awarded to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center.


MG James Ursano Scholarship


The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria explained in the document below.

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund


The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
Applications open in 11/19
Scholarships for Military Children $2000

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of 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. Program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. Recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate college or university, accredited in the U.S or a two-year community college.

Applications open in 12/19
Tillman Scholars Program Average award $10,000

The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Open to veteran and active-duty military service members and current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members.

TApplications open in 2/19

US Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Society

Up to $2500

The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.

Wings Over America Scholarships Varies

Our mission is to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy personnel - officer and enlisted - active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Wings Over America annually sponsors fifty scholarships to students who have chosen to continue their education. Our scholarships include community college, trade & technical school as well as traditional college scholarships.

Women’s Overseas Service League Scholarships $500-1000 annually

Scholarship awards are based upon the decisions of the Scholarship Committee of the Women’s Overseas Service League Board of Directors. Scholarships average $500 to $1000 annually and may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains and reports satisfactory progress as delineated in the scholarship award criteria. Applicants must be women.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship 10 one time scholarships up to $50,000

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members to achieve their educational dreams. To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran of the U.S. Military. Applicants can pursue an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree.

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarships $10,000

As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. 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 2019-2020 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2019. Open to undergraduates and graduates.