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College Scholarships for Military Children & Spouses

Many students don't realize that their spouse and/or parents' jobs could impact their scholarship search! This especially holds true for children and spouses of military service members.

Shawna Newman

April 08, 2021

Hundreds of military scholarships exist to help those that qualify pay for school!
College Scholarships for Military Children & Spouses
Many students don't realize that their parents' jobs could impact their scholarship search! This especially holds true for children of military service members. Scholarship providers look to help pay for school, perhaps in part, to thank service members for all they do for the country. Military children and military spouses uniquely qualify for many scholarships. There are also scholarship directory pages specific to college scholarships for military veterans and college scholarships for disabled military veterans.

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For Spouses, Children of Those Who Served and Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

We offer our sincere condolences and would like to thank you for his/her service. In addition to Fastweb.com, we invite you to visit TAPS.org (Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors). TAPS offers a scholarship finder specific to the children and spouses of fallen service members. Discover college scholarships for children and spouses of military service members, below:

Seabee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Seabee Memorial Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate students who are the children and grandchildren of active, reserve, retired, deceased, or honorably discharged CEC officers, military personnel with a Seabee rating, or those who have served or serving in a Seabee unit. Great - grandchildren are not eligible. Get more information on the Seabee Memorial Scholarship.

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse

Deadline: 4/19/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies
The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship is available to those who are current spouses or surviving spouses of a Uniformed Service member; Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, or retirees). Also the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are included as eligible for this award. Get more information on the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse.

Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000
The Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are retired, on active duty, have been honorably discharged or are members of the National Guard or Reserve. You must have completed Basic Training and follow-on training, hold a military rank of E-5 or below and demonstrate financial need in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship.

AUSN Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 - $5,000
The AUSN Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are members, children, and grandchildren of AUSN members and surviving spouses of deceased members. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. Get more information on the AUSN Scholarship.

AMVETS/University of Phoenix

Deadline: 4/30/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $4,000
The AMVETS/University of Phoenix Scholarship is available to students who are members of the active military, veterans or their families. To be eligible for this award, you must be one of the following: a current member of the active military (including National Guard and Reserves); an honorably discharged veteran; or a spouse or child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current member of the active military or honorably discharged veteran. Additionally, applicants who reside in the U.S. must meet one of the following requirements: be a legal resident of the United States; have been granted permanent residency; have a valid visa that does not prohibit educational studies; have been granted temporary protected status along with approved Notice of Action issued by Citizen Immigration Services and verified through CIS Form g-845; or have been granted asylum along with the approved Notice of Action issued by the Citizen Immigration Services. Only the first 300 applications will be considered. Get more information on the AMVETS/University of Phoenix.

Scholarship Grant Program

Deadline: 5/1/21
Available to: Varies
Award Amount: Varies
The Scholarship Grant Program is open to students who are current members of the 37th DVA in good membership standing or be the direct lineal descendant (to the third generation) of such a member in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Scholarship Grant Program.

Bernard Rotberg Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/22/21
Available to: Maximum Age of 18
Award Amount: $1,000
The Bernard Rotberg Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted by an accredited four- year college or university, or a three- year hospital school of nursing. You must be the child, grandchild, or great- grandchild of a member of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, have a minimum GPA of 3.7, and demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities at school as well as within the Jewish community to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Bernard Rotberg Memorial Scholarship.

Family Focused Scholarship

Deadline: 5/28/21
Available to: Varies
Award Amount: $25,200
The Family Focused Scholarship is available to students at Columbia Southern University and Waldorf University. You must be a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association in the family member (FM) category to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Family Focused Scholarship.

Hope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Years 1-2
Award Amount: Varies
The Hope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship is available to the legal spouses and caregivers of U.S. military service members. To be considered, you must submit an original essay and other required documentation stated on the sponsor's website in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Hope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 637 Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 637 Scholarship is available to second-year students at Gadsden State Community College. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify for this award. Preference is given to students with family members who are veterans. Get more information on the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 637 Scholarship.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are dependent children of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard, including activated (currently on active duty) Reserve Forces, Air National Guard, and Army National Guard. You must be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions in order to be considered for this award. Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement. Get more information on the Gilman-McCain Scholarship.

American Patriot Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $7,000
The American Patriot Scholarship is available to students whose military parent has died on active service or is receiving Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (T-SGLI) payments. You must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or college student working on your first undergraduate degree and be under the age of 24 in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the American Patriot Scholarship.

MOAA Senior Grant

Deadline:Varies
Available to: College Juniors
Award Amount: Varies
The MOAA Senior Grant is available to students entering their final year in college. This grant is for current recipients of loans from MOAA. Get more information on the MOAA Senior Grant.

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.

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.

Military Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Military Scholarship is available to students at AIB College of Business. You must be current military personnel, reserves or veteran or be the spouse or dependent of military personnel and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to qualify for this award. Get more information on the Military Scholarship.

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.

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.

Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors
Award Amount: Varies The Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program is open to high school juniors who are direct descendants of U.S. wartime veterans who served during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion by the United States government. In order to apply, you must have completed an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. Selection is based on the following criteria: academic record; involvement in school activities; involvement in community activities and financial need. Learn more information about the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program.

Military Dependent Award - McMurry University

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Military Dependent Award is open to students at McMurry University. You must be a dependent of a full-time active military personnel to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Military Dependent Award - McMurry University.

Honorable Ann Marie Calabria and Col. Robert D. Calabria Law Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 3
Award Amount: Varies
The Honorable Ann Marie Calabria and Col. Robert D. Calabria Law Scholarship is available to full - time students enrolled in the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Preference is given to military spouses pursuing a legal career; students with children who are pursuing a legal career; and to students pursuing law as a second career. Get more information on the Honorable Ann Marie Calabria and Col. Robert D. Calabria Law Scholarship.

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.

Pierce Protect and Serve Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Pierce Protect and Serve Grant is available to students at Pierce College. To be eligible, you, your spouse, or parent must serve in one of the following capacities: U.S. Military, Active or Retired Armed Forces, Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, The Fraternal Order of Police or Fire Fighters, corrections, or EMT personnel. Get more information on the Pierce Protect and Serve Grant.
Looking for more military-related information? Contact a recruiter to learn more about the educational benefits offered by the military, or visit Military.com.

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