July 02, 2012
As thanks for serving your country, your country wants to help serve your educational needs. Whether your goals are to work in a more civilian industry or to move up in the ranks, there are plenty of educational opportunities awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, as well as military veterans. To make your academic and career pursuits more viable, a plethora of military scholarships exist to help fund these opportunities.
The Fastweb database contains over $3.4 billion in scholarships, including many military scholarships. Regardless of if you are currently or previously served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard, there are military scholarship opportunities to assist in funding your education.
Below is a sampling of the military scholarships that exist in our database—filling out a profile may match you to military scholarships at your school of choice.
The CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship is available in the amount of $2,000. Applicants for the CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship must be members of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) and attending a full-time college or university, trade, or business school. Spouses and unmarried children of members of EANGUS are also welcome to apply to the CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship.
The AFCEA Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 annual scholarship for men and women in active duty, the reserves, or on honorable discharge. Applicants for the AFCEA Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters Memorial Scholarship must also be enrolled in an accredited college or university and completing a full or part-time Bachelor of Science or Masters of Science degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for the scholarship as well as a Certificate of Service, Discharge Form DD214, or facsimile of current Department of Defense I.D. Card.
In addition to the online application, applicants must submit two reference letters, one from a current faculty member and the other from a current employer or relevant public service agency. Finally, an official transcript is required to complete the application for the AFCEA Marine Corps Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters Memorial Scholarship.
The Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship for a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps Officer who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in history, international relations, or a related field. In honor of the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, a naval and maritime historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, the scholarship aims to provide funding for graduate research, travel, or purchase of supplies and books.
Applicants to the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship should submit the name of the university currently attending, a copy of the Officer biography, a statement of academic purpose official college or university transcripts, a 500-word statement that declares how the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship will relate to academic work, and a commanding Officer’s endorsement.