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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

November 18, 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:

NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 12/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition is open to full - time undergraduate students majoring in logistics or an equivalent field. You, your parent, or spouse must be an honorably discharged veteran or current member of the active military to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition.

HotelPlanner Technology Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The HotelPlanner Graduate Technology Scholarship is open to veterans and their children or spouses. You must be planning on a career related to technology and submit an essay of no more than 500 words on what you plan to achieve during your education in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the HotelPlanner Technology Scholarship.

Military Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 12/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Military Scholarship Competition is available to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be working toward a degree in logistics or an equivalent field and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify for this award. Available only to current or former active duty military personnel and their dependents. A 400-800 word essay is also required. Get more information on the Military Scholarship Competition.

Military Family Support Trust Scholarship

Deadline: 2/1/21
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000
The Military Family Support Trust Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have a parent, guardian, grand or great-grandparent who meet one of the following criteria: A Retired, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Officer, or a Former Officer of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, i.e. Officers (O-1 thru O-10), Warrant Officers (WO-1 hru WO-5) and Non-commissioned Officers (E-5 thru E-9). You must have the recommendation of your high school principal, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a 21 ACT / 1000 SAT score, and demonstrate superior leadership skills in school and / or community activities to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Military Family Support Trust 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.

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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