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Military Scholarships

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.

Shawna Newman

November 02, 2022

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.
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.
There are also scholarship directory pages specific to college scholarships for military veterans and college scholarships for disabled military veterans.

Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship

Deadline: 11/15/22
Available to: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Award Amount: $5,000
The Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship is available to service members and veterans. You must have completed Basic Training and follow - on training, hold a military rank of E-5 or below, and be separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship.

Leadership Essay Contest

Deadline: 11/30/22
Available to: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Award Amount: $5,000
The Leadership Essay Contest is available to junior officers from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. You must write a maximum 2,000 - word essay on any subject related to the roles of leadership and character in America's Sea Services to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Leadership Essay Contest.

Raytheon Missiles and Defense Patriot Scholarship

Deadline: 12/1/22
Available to: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Award Amount: $10,000
The Raytheon Missiles and Defense Patriot Scholarship is available to U.S. Army veterans who are enrolled full - time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a four - year college / university. You must have received an honorable discharge and demonstrate leadership and engagement in your community to be considered for this award. You must submit your transcripts and a one - to two - minute video that describes your background, what you are studying and how receiving the scholarship would benefit you. Get more information on the Raytheon Missiles and Defense Patriot Scholarship.

Military Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 12/15/22
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Military Scholarship Competition is available to full - time undergraduate students who are working toward a degree in logistics / supply chain management. You must be a current or honorably discharged military member, or be the child or spouse of an active or honorably discharged military member, to be eligible for this award. A 400 - to 800 - word essay is also required. Get more information on the Military Scholarship Competition.

NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 12/15/2022
Available to: Undergraduate Students
Award Amount: $1,000
The NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition is open to current and former active duty military and their dependents. You must be majoring in military logistics / supply chain management / operational management to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition.

Army Aviation Association of America Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/22
Available to: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Award Amount: $1,000 - $12,000
The Army Aviation Association of America Foundation Scholarship is available to members of AAAA and their spouses; and the unmarried sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, or grandchildren of AAAA members. You must be attending an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the fall to be eligible for this award. Selection is based on academic merit and personal achievement. Get more information on the Army Aviation Association of America Foundation Scholarship.

Military Service Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/23
Available to: Undergraduate Students
Award Amount: Varies
The Military Service Scholarship is available to degree - seeking students who are U.S. Military Personnel (active or veteran status) and their dependents (child or spouse). You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Military Service Scholarship.

Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/23
Available to: Undergraduate Students
Award Amount: $2,000
The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship is available to students pursuing a masters degree in a non - technical field of study. You must be Active Duty Air Force, full - time Air National Guard, or full - time Air Force Reserve personnel and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 600 word essay describing your academic goals and how you expect your degree to enhance your service to the Air Force. Get more information on the Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship.

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship

Deadline: 6/1/23
Available to: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Award Amount: Varies
The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship is available to members of the armed forces who have been wounded or injured in a combat or training related event post - 9/11. You must be enrolled full - time in a post - secondary or vocational program to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship.

LNVB Retroactive Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Graduates
Award Amount: Full - Tuition
The LNVB Retroactive Scholarship is available to veterans who have completed some form of higher education. To be eligible, you must have student loans that have been made because you were not covered under existing educational programs. Recipients of this award must commit to 100 to 400 hours of community service that leverages their military skills, civilian education, and lack of indebtedness to help solve the most pressing issues facing their communities. Get more information on the LNVB Retroactive Scholarship.

F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students
Award Amount: Full - Tuition
The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to commissioned officers who are enrolled full - time in an accredited medical, dental, veterinary, specialty nurse, psychology, or optometry program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. You must be a U.S. citizen and hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school to be eligible for this award. Recipients of this award will also receive a $20,000 sign - on bonus, a $2,000 monthly stipend, and a monthly allowance for food and housing. Get more information on the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program.
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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