Scholarships and Loans for Military Children

 

Keys to successfully getting a scholarship:

  1. Read all the eligibility requirements
  2. Collect all the required documentation
  3. Request letters of recommendation, especially from school counselors, way ahead of due dates
  4. Do all the required paperwork
  5. Deadlines are REALLY important!

 

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/98003/gain-higher-education-need-lift

The American Legion Scholarships—an excellent resource! Available free on-line in searchable format and in softcover for just a few dollars.

 

http://pdf.needalift.org/NAL2009.pdf

On-line, downloadable, and easy to search version of Need A Lift?— huge number of listings for educational opportunities, scholarships, grants, student loans, careers, and employment.

 

http://www.bgca.org

Boys and Girls Clubs of America have the National Youth of the Year Award. Check with your local BGCA to see if there are local moneys available.

 

https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/Events_and_Programs/Fra_Education_Foundation_Scholarships/Web/Content/FRA_Education_Foundation.aspx?hkey=fe5fe4c8-48b6-4003-be7b-5f3f317c6600

Fleet Reserve Association Scholarships

 

http://www.la-fra.org/scholarship.html

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association

 

http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

 

http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarship-program.html

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

 

http://www.militaryscholar.org

Scholarships for Military Children Program

 

http://www.nmcrs.org/pages/nmcrs-gold-star-scholarship-programs

NMCRS Gold Star scholarships

 

http://www.purpleheart.org/Scholarships/Default.aspx

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)

 

www.fallenpatriots.org

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

 

http://www.mcsf.org

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

 

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil  (Navy and Marine Corps)

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc (Army)

http://afrotc.com  (Air Force)

ROTC scholarships are available at many colleges and universities

 

 

http://www.usna.edu  (Navy and Marine Corps) US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

http://www.usma.edu  (Army) United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

http://www.usafa.af.mil/ (Air Force) Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado

http://www.cga.edu  (Coast Guard) US Coast Guard Academy, near London, CT

http://www.usmma.edu  (Merchant Marines) US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

Military academies are highly competitive and generally require nominations from US Senators or Representative. In addition, there may be appointments to the service academy of their choice for otherwise qualified students who are the sons or daughters of Medal of Honor recipients, deceased or disabled veterans, or active or retired members of the US Armed Forces.

 

Commander William S. Stuhr Scholarship Fund

Send email to: stuhrstudents@earthlink.net

                                                          

National Education Loan Fund from Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

National EducationLoan Fund Director

DAVA National Headquarters

3725 Alexandria Pk

Cold Spring, KY 41076

 

http://www.navysna.org

Surface Navy Association

 

Marine Corps Tankers Association, Inc.

MCTA Scholarship Chairman, 1112 Alpine

Heights Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-2814

 

http://thewashboard.org/

Washington Scholarship Coalition

 

Alaska Sea Services Scholarship (focus on Alaska)

Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Fund

c/o U.S. Navy League Council 55-151

2300 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA  22201

 

http://navyleague.org/scholarship/

Navy League Foundation

 

http://www.nmcrs.org/pages/vice-admiral-e.-p.-travers-loan-program

Vice Admiral E.P. Travers Loan Program

 

http://www.cposf.org/#crestinsert

Fleet Training Center Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

 

 

https://www.usnscf.com/

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship

 

http://www.anchorscholarship.com

Anchor Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation

 

http://www.specialops.org

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

 

http://www.nmcrs.org/education

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs

 

http://www.bowfin.org

Bowfin Foundation

 

http://www.duvcw.org

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

 

http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/

Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association Educational Foundation (AFCEA)

 

http://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/

AMVETS National Scholarship Program

 

http://www.seabee.org

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

 

http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund

 

http://cgmahq.org/

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Commandant

 

http://www.kofc.org/en/service/scholarships/index.html

Knights of Columbus Educational Fund

 

https://www.dolphinscholarship.org/

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

 

http://www.bva.org/services.html

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship

Grand Army of the Republic Living Memorial Scholarships

Send SASE to:  

National Headquarters

Daughters of Union Veteran

503 S Walnut St

Springfield, IL 62704-1932

 

www.moaa.org/education

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Educational Assistance Program

 

https://www.navysealfoundation.org/

The Naval Special Warfare Foundation

 

http://www.abma-usn.org/scholarship.html

Aviation Boatswain Mates Association (ABMA) Scholarship

 

https://www.kitsapcu.org/services-educationalgrants.html

Kitsap Credit Union Educational Grants

 

http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/scholars/

Bezos Family Foundation: Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute

 

http://www.wingsoveramerica.us/

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation

 

Commissaries offer scholarships, as do Boys and Girls Clubs.

 

 

There are many, many more scholarships offered through specific colleges, for specific declared majors, and for other special groups. Keep researching—there’s money out there!
 
 
 
 
 
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