Military Scholarships

There are endless opportunities for awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, military veterans, as well as spouses and children of military service members.

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 04, 2016

Military Scholarships

Military service members don’t need a reason to be celebrated – their service to America is an exceptional act of selfless, heroic bravery and deserves to be revered as such.

This does not only includes service members, but their spouses and family members as well, who make unimaginable sacrifices so that their loved ones can keep our country safe and protect the freedoms we hold dear.

As thanks to all of these heroes – for those who serve within the military or are affiliated with military service members – both your country and scholarship providers are willing to provide funding for your educational goals.

There are endless opportunities for awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, military veterans, as well as spouses and children of military service members.

These scholarships exist to help fund your educational goals, whether you’re looking to pursue a more civilian route or looking to gain more education and continue to pursue your military experience, ultimately moving up in the ranks.

Whether you are currently serving or previously served, there are military scholarship opportunities to assist in funding your education.

Please keep in mind that the listed scholarships below are a mere sampling of the military scholarships that exist in our database — but, remember, filling out your own, personalized profile will match you to scholarships specifically suited to your needs.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for writers are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

Imagine America Military Award Program

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Imagine America Military Award Program is open to military personnel who wish to pursue and/or are continuing to pursue post-secondary career education at specific colleges or trade schools.

This award is available to any active duty and honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch.

In order to apply, you must also meet the college or trade school’s standard admissions requirements for your requested program of study.

Get more information on the Imagine America Military Award Program.

Montgomery GI Bill

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Montgomery GI Bill is available to active duty military veterans and Selected Reserve military personnel.

This program may be used toward degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, correspondence courses, entrepreneurship training and fees for licenses or certifications.

Get more information on the Montgomery GI Bill.

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) is open to veterans who elected to make contributions from their military pay to participate in VEAP.

Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the government.

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for this award: entered service for the first time between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985; opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987; voluntarily contributed from $25 to $2700; completed your first period of service; and were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.

You have 10 years from your release from active duty to use VEAP benefits.

Get more information on the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP).

Freedom Alliance Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to the dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or a U.S. military personnel who is classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

You must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled full time to remain on scholarship and to be eligible to renew your scholarship.

Get more information on the Freedom Alliance Scholarship.

Post-9/11 GI-Bill

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Post-9/11 GI-Bill is open to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Bill provides financial support for education and housing.

Get more information on the Post-9/11 GI-Bill.

Olmsted Scholar Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Olmsted Scholar Program is available to career line officers from the four branches of the U.S. military.

You must intend to study a foreign language full time at the graduate level in a foreign country to qualify for this award.

Selection for this award will be based on demonstrated scholastic ability and language aptitude, qualities of leadership, personal attributes and strong professional performance.

You must have an undergraduate college GPA of at least 3.0, GRE scores better than 500 in all categories and a Defense Language Aptitude Battery test score above 100.

You must be nominated by your military service to be considered.

Get more information on the Olmsted Scholar Program.

Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies from $4,000 – $5,000

The Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research is available to doctoral students in military operations research or a related discipline.

You must be interested in interchange of military or research knowledge in conjunction with INFORMS.

Get more information on the Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research.

War Orphans Tuition Assistance

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 16-21
Award Amount: $500

The War Orphans Tuition Assistance is open to children of those service personnel who died while in the military or due to service-connected disabilities, or who are officially listed as missing in action by the U.S. Department of Defense.

To qualify, the child must be a resident of New Jersey for at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the application and be between the ages of 16 and 21 at the time of application.

The veteran must have been a state resident.

Get more information on the War Orphans Tuition Assistance.

Liberty Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Liberty Grant is available to first-time students, re-entering students or students who have reenrolled at IADT Chicago.

You must be an active duty, veteran, reserve, or National Guard military personnel serving in the U.S. Armed Services, and their immediate family members to be eligible for this grant.

Get more information on the Liberty Grant.

Nebraska Waiver of Tuition for Veterans’ Dependents

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Nebraska Waiver of Tuition for Veterans’ Dependents is open to any eligible child, spouse, widow or widower attending the University of Nebraska, the state colleges, and community colleges. You must be a resident of Nebraska.

In addition, you must have a parent, stepparent or spouse who was a member of the armed forces of the United States and who: (1) Died of a service connected disability; (2) Died subsequent to discharge as a result of injury or illness sustained while in service; (3) Is permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service; (4) Is classified as missing in action or as a prisoner of war during armed hostilities after August 4, 1964.

The waiver shall be valid for one degree, diploma, or certificate from a community college and one baccalaureate degree.

Applications are submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs by contacting the County Veterans Service Officer nearest the applicants place of residence.

Get more information on the Nebraska Waiver of Tuition for Veterans’ Dependents.

Jennifer Corbett Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Jennifer Corbett Memorial Scholarship is open to students at the University of Rhode Island.

You must be a child of a firefighter, police person or enlisted military personnel to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Jennifer Corbett Memorial Scholarship.

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