College Scholarships 

Many nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies offer college scholarships to service members and their spouses and children. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and award amount. The funds from scholarships do not require repayment.

Websites ending in .org typically represent nonprofits such as foundations; philanthropic and cultural institutions; religious, civic, arts, social and fraternal organizations; health and legal services; clubs; and community volunteer groups. Use all scholarship search engines only after reviewing their terms of agreement.

1. Fisher House

For: Service members, spouses and children 

The Fisher House has awarded more than $19 million dollars in the last 19 years.

2. Enlisted Association of the National Guard 
For: Members of EANGUS

  • CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship
  • Patriot Scholarship
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Grantham University
  • University of Phoenix
  • USAA 

3. National Guard Association of the United States
For: Members of NGAUS

  • AFBA - $5k
  • Grantham University, Commissioned or Warrant O5 and below and spouse of an active member; valued up to $14,200
  • The Van Hipp Heroes Scholarship Fund for those WIA
  • Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund for children of KIA

4. 25 Great Scholarships for Members of the Military and Their Families

5. The American Legion
For: Dependent children of American Legion members

President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Legion Act on 30 July, 2019, opening up membership (and scholarships) to any of the 6 million living veterans who served during so-called peacetime eras.

6. Veterans of Foreign Wars
For: Service members and veterans; up to $5k

7. Student Veterans of America ($12k)

  • Comcast NBC Universal-SVA

8. DOD STEM Opportunities

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program
    • Full tuition and education-related educational expenses (meal plans, housing and parking not included)
    • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 to $38,000 a year depending on degree level (may be prorated depending on award length)
    • Summer research internships ranging from 8 to 12 weeks
    • Employment placement at a DoD facility upon degree completion
  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

    • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
    • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
    • Year-round salary
    • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation

Websites ending in .com typically represent for-profit organizations. Use .com search engines cautiously and be aware you could get bombarded with offers if submitting inquiries directly to those sites.

1. U.S. Veterans Magazine
For: Service members, spouses and children
A variety of scholarships available to service members in any branch, Veterans, military spouses, and families.

For: Service members, spouses, and children
There are a number of military college scholarships available to service members, Veterans, and military families, as well as scholarships that require no affiliation to the military.

For: Service members, spouses, and children
There’s a wide range of scholarships available to service members and Veterans.  This website also includes a list of scholarships for military spouses and children.

For: Service members, spouses, and children
A list of 20+ scholarships available to the military community. 

5. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

·         Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program

·         An opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related engineering, science, mathematics, architecture, oceanography and operations research are encouraged to apply.  Creates a highly skilled Department of Defense (DoD) STEM workforce that competes with the dynamic trends in technology and innovation to protect national security.

·         National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

·         For those pursuing a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline, the NDSEG Fellowship confers high honors upon its recipients and allows students to attend the U.S. institution of their choice to pursue a doctoral degree in a supported STEM discipline. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, plus a monthly stipend and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).

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