Scholarships and Loans for Military Children
Keys to successfully getting a scholarship:
- Read all the eligibility requirements
- Collect all the required documentation
- Request letters of recommendation, especially from school counselors, way ahead of due dates
- Do all the required paperwork
- Deadlines are REALLY important!
The American Legion Scholarships—an excellent resource! Available free on-line in searchable format and in softcover for just a few dollars.
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.
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.
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarships
Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association
Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
ThanksUSA Scholarship Program
Scholarships for Military Children Program
NMCRS Gold Star scholarships
The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
http://www.nrotc.navy.mil (Navy and Marine Corps)
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.usafa.af.mil/ (Air Force)
http://www.cga.edu (Coast Guard) US Coast Guard Academy, near
http://www.usmma.edu (Merchant Marines) US Merchant Marine Academy,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Education Loan Fund from Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary
National EducationLoan Fund Director
DAVA National Headquarters
Surface Navy Association
Marine Corps Tankers Association, Inc.
MCTA Scholarship Chairman, 1112 Alpine
Heights Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-2814
Alaska Sea Services Scholarship (focus on
Navy League Foundation
Vice Admiral E.P. Travers Loan Program
Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship
Anchor Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs
Daughters of the
Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association Educational Foundation (AFCEA)
AMVETS National Scholarship Program
Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association
Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Commandant
Knights of Columbus Educational Fund
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship
Grand Army of the Republic Living Memorial Scholarships
Send SASE to:
Daughters of Union Veteran
The Military Officers Association of
The Naval Special Warfare Foundation
Aviation Boatswain Mates Association (ABMA) Scholarship
Kitsap Credit Union Educational Grants
Bezos Family Foundation: Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute
Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation
Commissaries offer scholarships, as do Boys and Girls Clubs.