- Army Emergency Relief – offers dependent children and spouse education programs.
- Air Force Aid Society – offers dependent children and spouse education programs for active-duty, retired and those killed in action Air Force members.
- Navy Marine Corps Relief Society – offers dependent children access to higher education scholarships and loans.
- Coast Guard Mutual Aid – offers grants and loans for qualifying family members.
ThanksUSA Scholarship Program ThanksUSA is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization focused on thanking American troops. ThanksUSA sponsors a large scholarship program for children and spouses of active duty US military personnel. As many as 1,000 scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 each are available for undergraduate study at accredited two and four year institutions of higher education. A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Active duty US military personnel is defined as having served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard for at least 180 days since September 11, 2001, including all members of the Armed Forces who were killed or wounded in action. (Members of the reserves who have been activated to full-time duty and federalized members of the National Guard are eligible.) Dependent children (including adopted and stepchildren) must be age 24 and under as of the deadline. Finally, Military.com features a guide to state educational benefits for veterans and their dependents.