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Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student-veteran groups on college campuses across the globe motivated to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. SVA strives to see all veterans succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

SVA has awarded over $1 million to SVA Scholars. Thanks to corporate sponsors, SVA is supporting new scholars every semester. View open scholarships.

Pat Tillman Foundation

Pat’s story on the football field and the Army has been told and is well-known, but it is his principles and service that are his true legacy. Pat believed in something bigger than himself, and dedicated his life to serving it. We’re dedicated to honoring that legacy.

Pat’s family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support to reach their fullest potential as leaders, no matter how they choose to serve.

What makes a Tillman Scholar? Application process opens in February. 

Posse Veterans Program

The Posse Veterans Program identifies, trains, and supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities.

Those accepted into the program attend college as part of a team of veterans—a Veterans Posse. Participants receive training prior to matriculating on campus and mentoring once enrolled. In addition, Posse partner colleges provide veterans in the program with supplemental funding to cover the full cost of tuition.

Posse Veterans Program partners include the University of ChicagoUniversity of VirginiaVassar College, and Wesleyan University.

The Marines’ Memorial Association

The Marines’ Memorial Association is an organization that is open to veterans and active duty personnel of all military branches who served honorably in the military and in April 2015 the organization will award over $100,000 in scholarships to our U.S. Military Veterans from all branches. The Marines’ Memorial Association has a total of 8 Scholarships Programs for the 2015 – 2016 school year. And the following 2 Scholarship Programs are open to all veterans and do not require a membership to the Marines Memorial Association to apply.

The Hammer Family Scholarship

Eight of these Hammer Family Scholarships are available in the amount of $5,000 each. All eligible U.S. Veterans who wish to study in the fields of Math, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials, or Mechanical) are welcome to apply. James and Linda Hammer are Benefactor Members of the Marines’ Memorial Association and are eager to assist student Veterans committed to advancing their education. The link to the Hammer Family Scholarship online Application and the Marines Memorial Tribute Scholarship online application is:

The Memorial Tribute Scholarship

Four of these Memorial Tribute Scholarships are available in the amount of $2,500 each. The Tribute Scholarship is available for military personnel leaving full time service and entering an undergraduate college program. All US military personnel who have transitioned from Active Duty to reserve or civilian status within the past 3 years may apply.

If you need additional information about our scholarships, please call the Marines’ Memorial Association Scholarship Fund Program Officer Ms. Mackenzie Jaboubek at (415) 830-9829. www.marineclub.com

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The MOPH Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards approximately eighty (80) scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year. Designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education – it covers things like tuition, books, incidental fees, and room and board.

Veterans United Foundation

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship will be awarding up to 10 one-time scholarships for up to $50,000 for this upcoming semester.

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

The AFCEA Educational Foundation provides incentives, opportunities and assistance to people engaged in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Our programs focus on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year.

Deana & Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship

The Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship Program supports education and career opportunities for veterans, aids in the transition of veterans to educational and civilian technical professions, and promotes geoscience programs in higher education institutions.

The Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 to cover the cost of attending a four-year accredited college or university. Scholarships are available to both active U.S. military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and veteran members who have been honorably discharged, and are entering or re-entering a post-secondary undergraduate program in a field of geoscience full time or part time. Applications are accepted February 15th through May 1st. 

Sentinels of Freedom (SOF) Programs

Sentinels of Freedom is a community of patriots focused on “filling the gaps” for severely wounded, post-9/11 veterans as they journey from the military, to school, to successful self-supporting citizens.

The idea for Sentinels for Freedom began with our founder, Mike Conklin, whose son Kris was wounded in Iraq. While visiting Kris in the hospital, Mike spoke with others who were also wounded. He realized the tremendous physical and emotional hurdles these war torn men and women were facing when transitioning back to civilian life.

Thus began Mike’s work. Currently three programs cover much of the support “gaps” encountered by these injured veterans. We call our program participants “Sentinels” in honor of their sacrifice in guarding American freedoms.

Today, all across America, Sentinels are pursuing higher education. The gaps filled by Sentinels of Freedom programs include housing and living subsidies, financial coaching and mentoring, career transition assistance, networking opportunities, and more.

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines are committed to improving the future of any and all students throughout the continental U.S. and beyond—they believe that educational quality for everyone is key in fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals for years to come, from adults seeking continued education to those returning from active service.

Because of this belief, they are proud for the opportunity to offer the Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship to qualifying current or former active duty military and their dependents. Upon the contest’s completion, two winners will be chosen to receive an award of $1,000 each.
 

Bass Military Scholars Program

In recognition of the patriotism, scholarship and leadership qualities and capabilities of veterans, Vanderbilt University launched the Bass Military Scholars Program in 2018 to provide scholarships of $25,000 per year to an annual cohort of highly talented veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across five Vanderbilt schools:

In addition to their studies, Bass Scholars will share their military experience in a range of campus service activities designed to foster military-civilian exchanges and expose the greater student body to military values, character, and mission focus. The program aims to enroll approximately 5-10 scholars annually toward a total program size of 40 scholars at maturity. It is a highly competitive program that values academic excellence, distinguished military service, and the potential to positively impact society after graduation.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

When you’re pursuing an advanced health care degree, the last thing on your mind should be how you’re going to pay for it. The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Qualifying students receive full tuition for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000.

What's Covered?

The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Full-Tuition Scholarship, Plus a $20,000 Sign-on Bonus

The U.S. Army Medical Department can help take away the worry of how you’ll pay for school. The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to qualifying students who wish to earn professional degrees from accredited medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical or counseling psychology programs. We will pay 100 percent of your tuition, plus we will also pay for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Qualifying medical and dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.

Who's Eligible? 

The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. To qualify for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school
  • Be enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by specialty)
  • Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program
  • Qualify as a commissioned officer

Pat Tillman Foundation

Pat’s story on the football field and the Army has been told and is well-known, but it is his principles and service that are his true legacy. Pat believed in something bigger than himself, and dedicated his life to serving it. We’re dedicated to honoring that legacy.

Pat’s family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support to reach their fullest potential as leaders, no matter how they choose to serve.

What makes a Tillman Scholar? Application process opens in February. 

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines are committed to improving the future of any and all students throughout the continental U.S. and beyond—they believe that educational quality for everyone is key in fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals for years to come, from adults seeking continued education to those returning from active service.

Because of this belief, they are proud for the opportunity to offer the Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship to qualifying current or former active duty military and their dependents. Upon the contest’s completion, two winners will be chosen to receive an award of $1,000 each.
 

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The MOPH Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards approximately eighty (80) scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year. Designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education – it covers things like tuition, books, incidental fees, and room and board.

Veterans United Foundation

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship will be awarding up to 10 one-time scholarships for up to $50,000 for this upcoming semester.

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