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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.

The Fastweb Team

May 22, 2020

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.

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:

Bernard Rotberg Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/22/20
Available to: College Freshmen
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.

Veteran's College Scholarship

Deadline: 5/25/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500
The Veteran's College Scholarship is open to current military veterans or honorably discharged veterans or parents, siblings, children or grandchildren of a current or honorably discharged veteran. You must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay on the topic: "The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States" in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Veteran's College Scholarship.

CWOA LT Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship

Deadline: 6/1/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $750
The CWOA LT Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship is available to dependents of members in good standing of the Chief Warrant Officers Association. You must be a high school senior or a current undergraduate student with a minimum "C" grade average to qualify for this award. You must also be a full-time student to be considered. Get more information on the CWOA LT Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

Deadline: 6/1/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students. You must be a PVA member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried child (under 24 years of age) who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on the member for principal support and a U.S. citizen in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship.

NERA/USAA College Scholarship

Deadline: 6/19/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The NERA/USAA College Scholarship is open to those who are regular or Associate NERA members. NERA members may also sponsor a qualified applicant who is a spouse, son, daughter or grandchild. Sponsored children and grandchildren must be unmarried and under the age of 23. You must be enrolled or planning to enroll, full-time or part-time in the fall semester immediately following award of the scholarship and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award. An essay of between 500 and 600 words identifying your aspirations and explaining the importance of the Reserves must also be submitted. Get more information on the NERA/USAA College Scholarship.

PMOAA Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The PMOAA Scholarship is open to students who are residents of or dependent/grandchild of a resident of the area served by the Pensacola Chapter. You must have completed one or more years of college/university and have a cumulative average of at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate, or a 3.5 if a graduate. You must also submit a 150-200 word essay on the topic: “The US has military or para military forces in plus or minus 40 countries around the world in peace keeping, anti-terrorist activities, narcotics interdiction, training other countries military forces, or other duties that are supposedly deemed important to the US or its allies. Should the US continue to be the world's policeman? Why or why not.” Get more information on the PMOAA Scholarship.

Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Scholarship

Deadline: 6/29/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are entering their freshman of college as well as current college students. You must be sponsored by a current U.S. NCVA member in good standing and submit a brief written statement in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Scholarship.

Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarship is open to active Duty SEALs, their spouses and dependent children, active Duty SWCC, their spouses and dependent children, active Duty NSW Support Personnel on the 2nd tour, their spouses and dependent children, SEAL and SWCC Veterans, and dependent high school and college age dependent children of SEALs, SWCCs, and direct military support personnel who are currently working, or have previously worked, at DEVGRU, and spouses of SEALs, SWCCs, and direct military support personnel who are currently working, or have previously worked, at DEVGRU. Get more information on the Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarship.

Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/20
Available to: College Juniors through College Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $3,000
The Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America Scholarship is open to descendants of a member (active, retired or deceased) of the Uniformed Services of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA, or UPSHS), either Regular, National Guard, or Reserve. You must also be a legal resident of Brevard County, Florida or be a descendant of a current (or deceased) member of the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. You must also be a full- time college junior, senior, or entering first- year graduate student to qualify for this award. Get more information on the Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America Scholarship.

Hope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 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.

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 pursuinga 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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