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 USM Military Scholarships

USM has up to 18 competitive scholarships that are offered through the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families. The information varies by scholarship but they are all Military based. Click on the logo to find out more!  

 

National Military Scholarships 

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Allied Van Lines

Allied Van Lines just launched a new military scholarship program to help students further their education.

Annually, two recipients will be awared 1,000 dollars towards their education. This scholarships is for military logistics/supply chain management and operational management majors as well as an equivalent majors such as business, business operational managment, and other like majors.

More information about this scholarship can be found at https://allied.com/military-scholarship.

As a company, Allied Van Lines would like to offer opportunity to recieve this scholarship in order to alleviate some of the finanical burden that a college tuition presents.

American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.

Web: http://www.legion.org/scholarships

AMVETS National Service Foundation

AMVETS National Service Foundation annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter, or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students, and veterans pursuing a higher education. The following scholarships are awarded annually:

AMVETS National Service Foundation Scholarships

  • Six scholarships for high school seniors
  • Three scholarships for veterans
  • One scholarship for a JROTC high school senior entering any undergraduate programs

Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo: Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

  • One scholarship for veterans/guardsman/reservists will be awarded nationwide per year, for the duration of the grant, without regard for district boundaries. The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills to be more competitive in the job market

Web: www.amvets.org > Programs > Educational Opportunities

National Federation of Music Clubs

Anne M. Gannett Award for Veterans

Scholarship to continue music study. This annual award is available to former music students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and, at the end of this service, wish to resume music study to pursue a music career.

The NFMC Lucile Parrish Ward Veteran’s Award

Scholarship to continue music study. This annual award is available to former music students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and, at the end of this service, wish to resume music study to pursue a music career.

Web: www.nfmc-music.org  > Competition & Awards > Annual senior

Nexstar Foundation’s Troops to Trades Scholarships

Troops To Trades offers grants, training and job connections for veterans interested in working in a business that provides home or commercial plumbing, heating/cooling/ventilation or electrical services. Training grants are all expense paid and typically last 2 to 4 weeks. In addition, we have a network of service industry businesses throughout the US that are interested in hiring veterans.  Our goal is to connect veterans and these businesses.

Web: www.troopstotrades.com

Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association Educational Foundation (AFCEA)

AFCEA offers educational assistance for military personnel, veterans, and their dependents. The following is a partial list of programs, visit website for details.

AFCEA General Emmett Paige Scholarships will be awarded to accepted persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to veterans, and to their spouses or dependents, who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.

Veterans of Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom Scholarship. In December 2005, the AFCEA Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter contributed $100,000 to the AFCEA Educational Foundation to establish the Iraqi/Afghanistan War Veterans Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund awards annual scholarships to qualified Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is pleased to co-sponsor this scholarship opportunity for U.S. War Veterans.

AFCEA Disabled War Veterans Scholarships are co-sponsored by Microsoft employees and the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the $scholarships are offered to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations.

Web: www.afcea.org/awards

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

The BVA awards the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and Thomas H. Miller Awards Spouses to dependent children of blinded veterans to assist them with their higher education tuition. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship.

Web: www.bva.org/services.html

Blinded Veterans Association Auxiliary (BVAA)

BVAA awards two Renee Feldman scholarships. The scholarships are open to the spouses and children of blinded veterans and membership in BVA is not required. To be eligible for a Feldman scholarship, the applicant must have been accepted at the school of his/her choice. The institution in question may be a vocational school, community college, four-year college, or university.

Web: www.bva.org/services.html

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships to the children of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who died in combat or in training. Scholarships awarded based on need, and intended to supplement other public and private sources of funding to cover tuition, room and board, or books at any accredited college or university. Amounts based on individual needs and available funding.

Web: www.fallenpatriots.org

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship applicants must be high school senior and daughter of a career officer commissioned in the regular Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corp (active, retired, or deceased). When requesting application, provide: year in high school, qualifying parent’s rank, and branch of service

Web: www.daughters1894.org > Apply for a Scholarship

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary supports the National Education Loan Fund which provides interest-free loans to life members of the DAV Auxiliary who are furthering their education at a college, university, or vocational school. The organization has developed an education scholarship program for life members of the DAV Auxiliary who are continuing their education at a college, university, or vocational school.

Web: http://auxiliary.dav.org  > Membership > Programs

Fisher house scholarships

Scholarships for Military Children Program

v  The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

Military Spouse Scholarships

v  The mission of this education and professional support scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security

Heroes' Legacy Scholarship

v  The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Service members' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

Web: https://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Fund has awarded scholarships to sons and daughters of American heroes in the last several years. The Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children. Applicant must be a high school senior, a high school graduate, or enrolled in an institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, or vocational schools.

Web: www.freedomalliance.org > Programs

The Horatio Alger Association

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program provides educational programs and services for members and scholars. The eligibility criteria to be considered for National Scholarships and Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs.

Web: https://www.horatioalger.org > Scholarship Programs

Knights of Columbus Educational Fund

Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Fund to provide scholarships for dependent children of a member in good standing who died or became permanently and totally disabled as a result of Military service during a time of conflict.

Web: www.kofc.org > What We Do > Scholarships

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund provides educational assistance for children of military families. It is based on one of the Association’s founding principles that “education is the cornerstone of a strong Democracy.”

  • American Patriot Scholarship for students (under age 24) who are children of an active-duty, reserve, or National Guard parent who died on active service are eligible to apply. Surviving spouse’s membership in MOAA is required for consideration where applicable. Military academy cadets are not eligible for this program.
  • General John Paul Ratay Educational Fund Grants, grants are limited to children of the surviving spouse of retired officers. A student cannot receive both a MOAA loan and a Ratay Grant.
  • Student Loan Program offers interest-free loans, renewable annually for up to five years of full-time undergraduate study. Assistance available only to students who have not yet earned an undergraduate degree.

Web: www.moaa.org > Access Member Benefits > Educational Assistance

Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)

Military Order of the Purple Heart annually offers scholarships. To be eligible to receive a MOPH scholarship, applicant must be:

  • Recipient of the Purple Heart, or
  • Direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, or great grandchild) of a member of the MOPH, or
  • Direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, or great grandchild) of a veteran killed in action, or a veteran who died of wounds, but did not have the opportunity to join the MOPH, or
  • Spouse or widow of a recipient of the Purple Heart, a veteran killed in action, or a veteran who died of wounds.
  • Applicants must also be U.S. citizen, graduate or upcoming graduate of an accredited high school, have 2.75 GPA, and be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school at time scholarship is awarded.

Web: www.purpleheart.org > Programs > Scholarships

Pat Tillman Scholarships

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts.

Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association

Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association administers a scholarship made annually to enrolled eligible students, of accredited colleges, universities, technical schools, and career institutions.

Eligibility:

  • Kinship Requirement: Scholarship recipients must be immediate dependent (legal son, daughter, or spouse) of a U.S. aircrew member listed as KIA or MIA from any combat situation involving U.S. Military from August 1964 (Vietnam Era) through the present; or Military aircrew member killed as the result of performing aircrew duties during a non- combat mission; or a RRVA member currently in good standing or was in good standing at time of death.
  • Kinship Not Required: To provide educational assistance to individuals in fields related to aviation and space (Kinship to deceased aviator not required). Selections based on financial need, demonstrated academic achievement, college entrance examinations, and accomplishments in school, church, civic, and social activities. Scholarships cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board. The scholarship award will be an amount determined by the student’s demonstrated need, available funding, and priorities established by the RRVA and administered by the Scholarship Committee.

Web: www.river-rats.org/about-us/scholarship-program.html

Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF)

Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college educations to surviving children of fallen Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in combat or training. SOWF provides for, or identifies funding, to cover the full costs of a public college education: tuition, fees, room, board, books, and supplies. Scholarships offered are all grants, not loans, and can be used in private universities, state or community colleges, and vocational-technical training and career institutions.

Web: www.specialops.org > Scholarships

Thanks USA®

Thanks USA® Scholarship Program plans to award 500 scholarships to dependent children, age 24 and under, and spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard). Recipients are selected based on financial need; academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; and a goal statement. Preference will be given to children or spouses of service personnel killed or injured during active duty.

Web: www.thanksusa.org > What We Do > Scholarships

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most.

Web: www.vfw.org/Scholarship/

US AIR FORCE Scholarships

Air Force Aid Society Education (AFAS) Fund

Air Force Aid Society Education (AFAS) Fund, since its inception in 1942 has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals.

  • General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides need-based grants to full-time college undergraduates who are dependent children of active, Title 10 and Title 32 AGR, retired, and deceased Air Force members, spouses of active duty members, and surviving spouses of deceased Air Force members. Students must be full-time undergraduates and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • General George S. Brown Spouse Tuition Assistance Program provides scholarships annually to help with tuition costs to spouses who have accompanied active duty members to their overseas assignments (includes AK and HI). Contact your local Family Support Center for application details and deadlines.

Web: www.afas.org  > Education Programs

Air Force Association (AFA)

  • Michael Wilson Scholarship This scholarship program was created by the Air Force Association, in partnership with Brian Wilson, to fund the Michael Wilson Scholarship. Two (2) scholarships each year will be awarded to highly qualified AFROTC cadets, entering into their junior or senior year.
  • Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship This scholarship was established for minor dependents of Air Force active duty, Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The recipients will be selected based upon high academic standards, good character and financial need.
  • Spouse Scholarships The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees.

Web: www.afa.org > Students > Scholarships

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) Scholarship Program

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) Scholarship Program offer a scholarship programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the Total Air Force which includes Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status. Scholarships are awarded in each program based on the applicant’s academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability, versatility, and potential for success. Financial need is not a consideration.

Web: www.hqafsa.org > Services > Scholarships

US ARMY Scholarships

Foundation of the 1st Cavalry Division Association

Foundation of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, offers scholarships for up to four years to:

1)  Children of those soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army who died, or were totally and permanently disabled to the extent of preventing performance of any work for substantial compensation or profit as a result of wounds received or disease contracted while serving with 1st Cavalry Division in any armed conflict.

2)  Children of members of the 1st Cavalry Division Association who died while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in peacetime.

3)  Children and grandchildren of soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division, USAF Forward Air Controllers and A1E Pilots, and War Correspondents who served in designated qualifying units involved in the battles of the Ia Drang Valley during November 3–19, 1965.

Web: www.1cda.org > Foundation – Scholarships

Society of the 1st Infantry Division Scholarship Program

Society of the 1st Infantry Division Scholarship Program offers:

  • DePuy Scholarships, named for General William E. DePuy, the 1st Infantry Division Commanding General who started the program during the Vietnam War, are provided for children of soldiers killed in combat or training accidents while serving in a unit assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division and authorized to wear the 1st Infantry Division patch. More than 1,300 of these scholarships have been awarded.
  • Huebner Scholarships, named for Lieutenant General Clarence L. Huebner, who commanded the Big Red One during World War II, are competitive scholarships for children or grandchildren of soldiers who have served in the 1st Infantry Division of the

U.S. Army are eligible to compete for these scholarships.

Web: www.1stid.org > Foundation > Activities > Scholarships

25th Infantry Division Association

25th Infantry Division Association has established the following criteria for the Education Memorial Scholarship Awards and the George and Rosemary Murray Scholarship Award:

  • Child or grandchild of an active member of the Association, or
  • Son or daughter of a former member of the Division deceased during active combat with the Division or as a result thereof.

Web: www.25thida.com > The Association > Scholarships

Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need.

  • MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children. Program offers scholarships based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement. Available to dependent children of soldiers (active duty and retired) and orphans of soldiers who died while on active duty, or while in a retired status. Funds used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and school room and board either on- or off- campus as requested by the student.
  • Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program (SSEAP) is a need-based education assistance program to provide spouses of active duty and retired Army soldiers, and widows (ers) of Army soldiers who died either on active duty or in a retired status, and residing in the U.S., with financial assistance in pursuing educational goals.

Web: www.aerhq.org > Scholarships

Army Scholarship Foundation (ASR)

The Army Scholarship Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships for undergraduate study to deserving children of current and former members of the U.S. Army, and to spouses of currently serving soldiers.

Web: www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org > Scholarships

Blackhorse Association (BHA)

Blackhorse Scholarship, helps educate the children of Blackhorse Troopers killed in action or incapacitated by wounds. Scholarship candidates must be a child, stepchild, or spouse thereof, or the child of a veteran trooper who served, or is currently serving, with the 11th ACR and current member of the BHA in good standing. Essay required.

Web: www.blackhorse.org  > Scholarships

National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association Scholarship Trust

National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association Scholarship Trust was created by contributions of officers and enlisted men of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam as a “Living Memorial” to the men of the Division killed in action or died in the line of duty while serving in Vietnam.

  • Memorial Scholarships shall be awarded to the child, children, step-children or legally adopted child or children of those soldiers of the Fourth Infantry Division who died while serving with the Fourth Infantry Division in Iraq, Afghanistan and/or the War against Terror. Membership in this Association is not a condition precedent.
  • Annual Scholarships - A regular member of this Association in good standing may personally apply for, or may submit an application for, a scholarship for his or her child, children or step-children, legally adopted child or children and/or grandchild, grandchildren or step-grandchildren.

Web: www.4thinfantry.org > Scholarships & Donations

US NAVY Scholarships

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

Anchor Scholarship Foundation offers 43 scholarships to dependents of active duty or retired personnel who served in commands under the administrative control of Commanders, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic or Pacific Fleets for a minimum of six years after 1975. Applicant must be a high school senior or a college student in an accredited school or equivalent educational institution. Applicant must intend to work toward a BS or BA degree full time.

Web: www.anchorscholarship.com > Eligibility

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

Dolphin Scholarship and Laura W. Bush Scholarship currently sponsors 127 students. on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of:

  • Members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of
  • Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.

This scholarship must be credited towards your tuition and related college expenses (such as fees, books, supplies, and course-required equipment.) Excess funds, if any, may be applied only toward room and board

Web: www.dolphinscholarship.org

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Awardees are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character, and leadership qualities Review a partial scholarship listing:

FRA Scholarship

  • Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn, USMC Scholarship: Provides scholarships for unmarried dependent children of persons who served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy as enlisted medical personnel assigned to and serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Stanley A. Doran Memorial Scholarship: One award; amount varies yearly. Only children of FRA members in good standing are eligible for this award.
  • Corporate Sponsored Scholarships: FRA is able to award numerous scholarships through the generosity of corporate partners

Web: www.fra.org > About FRA > Scholarships

Game Wardens of Vietnam Association Scholarship Fund

Game wardens of Vietnam Association Scholarship Fund offers assistance to a graduating high school senior or college freshman who is a descendant of the U.S. Navy Rover Patrol Force (Task Force 116) and in need of financial assistance. “Brown Water Navy” members or any U.S. Military unit who served in direct support of “Operation Game warden.”

Web: www.tf116.org/scholarship.html

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA)

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA) offers scholarships based on financial need, scholarship proficiency, and character. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to an applicant who is a dependent of a member of the FRA and/or LA FRA. Recipients notified after July 1 for the year award it is provided.

  • LA FRA Scholarship awarded to the female candidate chosen from daughters and granddaughters of Naval, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel, active Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, retired with pay, or deceased.
  • Allie Mae Oden Memorial Scholarship awarded to a candidate selected from children or grandchildren of members of the FRA or LA FRA.
  • Sam Rose Memorial Scholarship awarded to the male or female candidate chosen from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters of deceased FRA members or persons who were eligible to be FRA members at the time of death.

Web: www.la-fra.org > Scholarship Information

Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Association (NOSA)

Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Association (NOSA) of Mayport Scholarship gives various awards to dependents of active duty or retired Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard service members who have served at least one tour of duty (or currently serve) at Naval Station Mayport or the former Naval Air Station Mayport.

Web: www.cnic.navy.mil/Mayport

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Education Programs help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing education financing. Awards are provided solely on the applicant’s financial need and availability of funds, following policies established by the Society’s Board of Directors. Review a partial scholarship listing:

  • Dependents of Deceased Service Members Scholarship Program provides grants for an academic year to children and unmarried spouses who are military dependents of deceased service members. Awards determined by NMCRS Headquarters Education Division.
  • Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Centennial Scholarship Program is offered to Iraq-Afghanistan combat wounded veterans who are pursuing a degree that leads to license and certification as a teacher. In support of this goal, the Society has established scholarships for Navy-Marine Corps veterans who were injured in combat. The Society will support individuals who pursue a career in education, by making available 5 annual scholarships for “education related” expenses.
  • Joseph A. McAlinden Divers Scholarship is offered specifically to Navy and Marine Corps Divers, whether active duty or retired, and their eligible family members. This scholarship provides financial assistance for full-time undergraduate and graduate students, who must be participating in one of the following areas of study: Oceanography, Ocean Agriculture, or Aquaculture.
  • Vice Admiral E. P. Travers Loan Program provides interest-free loans to eligible spouses and children, under the age of 23,of active duty and retired (served 20 years) Sailors and Marine service members who reside within the United States. This program offers interest-free loans for an academic year.

Web: www.nmcrs.org > Services > Education Programs

Navy SEAL Foundation

Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant — craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) support personnel, and their spouses and children. Scholarships offered:

  • Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships are offered to dependent children and spouses of active duty SEALs or SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen) and other active duty military personnel currently serving in NSW commands.
  • UDT-SEAL Scholarships and the Had Richards UDT-SEAL Memorial Scholarship Dependent children of UDT-SEAL Association members who have served in or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and the Naval Special Warfare community.
  • Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and academic potential. Additionally, scholarships will be awarded solely for postsecondary education or training (e.g., trade, technical, vocational, and undergraduate college for dependent children and spouses. Spouses are also eligible to apply for scholarships for postgraduate education).

Web: www.navysealfoundation.org > Services >Education & Motivation

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship provides financial assistance to family members (child, grandchild, or spouse) of a qualifying Navy Supply Corps officer or supply enlisted member (active duty, reservist, retired, or prior service) for undergraduate studies at an accredited two- or four-year postsecondary school institution.

Web: www.usnscf.com > Programs

Navy Wives Club of America, Inc. (NWCA)

Navy Wives Club of America, Inc. (NWCA) Scholarship Foundation awards up to 30 scholarships annually. Those eligible for the grants are the natural born, legally adopted, or stepson or daughter of an enlisted member of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard on active duty, or retired with pay or the son or daughter of a deceased member of these categories. The grants may be used for tuition, room and board, fees and books.

The following scholarships are offered. Visit website for details:

Mary Paolozzi Member’s Scholarship

Surface Navy Association (SNA)

Surface Navy Association (SNA) offers the Vice Admiral Robert L. Walters SNA Scholarship Program. The Scholar receives an academic scholarship awarded for demonstrated leadership, community service, academic achievement, and a commitment to pursuing higher educational objectives.

1) Must be a dependent child, stepchild, ward, or spouse of a Surface Navy Association member. Member must be in their second or subsequent consecutive year of membership.

2) Member can be serving, retired or honorably discharged, and must be a Surface Warfare Officer pin or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin. Qualified members must serve for a minimum of 3 years on surface ships of the U.S. Navy or a Coast Guardsman, Officer or Enlisted, with a permanent Cutter man Pin. Surface ships include carriers, combatants, amphibious, service force, mine force, tenders, and U.S. Coast Guard cutters of all classes.

3) The 3 years need not be consecutive, but must have been served on active duty.

4) No minimum service period for children or spouses of personnel who died on active duty while serving in a surface ship or cutter.

Surface Navy Association scholarships are for studies in an accredited undergraduate or postgraduate institution. Full-time status may be waived in the case of spouses as long as they maintain a course load of 6 semester hours.

Web: www.navysna.org > Awards Program

Wings over America Scholarship Foundation

Wings over America Scholarship Foundation Mission is to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all U.S. Navy Personnel — officer and enlisted — active duty, retired, honorably discharged, or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic merit and community service.

Web: www.wingsoveramerica.us > Scholarships

US MARINE CORPS Scholarships

1st Marine Division Association

1st Marine Division Association provides grants to assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education toward a bachelor’s degree. Grants are awarded to full time, undergraduate students attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.

Web: www.1stmarinedivisionassociation.org > Scholarships

2nd Marine Division Association

2nd Marine Division Association only grants scholarships to unmarried sons, daughters, or grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served with the 2nd Marine Division or unit attached. Applicants must reapply annually. Scholarships granted only to students who are high school seniors, graduates, or enrolled as undergraduates in an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school.

Web: www.2dmardiv.com > Scholarship

3rd Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship Fund

3rd Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1969, to honor the loss in Vietnam of Division Commander General Bruno A. Hochmuth. As a result, students of Third Marine Division Association members have consistently demonstrated excellence in colleges and universities across the United States. Grants for up to four years of undergraduate study only.

Web: www.caltrap.org > 3rd Marine Division Association

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Awardees are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character, and leadership qualities Review a partial scholarship listing:

FRA Scholarship

  • Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn, USMC Scholarship: Provides scholarships for unmarried dependent children of persons who served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy as enlisted medical personnel assigned to and serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Stanley A. Doran Memorial Scholarship: One award; amount varies yearly. Only children of FRA members in good standing are eligible for this award.
  • Corporate Sponsored Scholarships: FRA is able to award numerous scholarships through the generosity of corporate partners.

Web: www.fra.org > About FRA > Scholarships

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA)

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA) offers scholarships based on financial need, scholarship proficiency, and character. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to an applicant who is a dependent of a member of the FRA and/or LA FRA. Recipients notified after July 1 for the year award it is provided.

  • LA FRA Scholarship awarded to the female candidate chosen from daughters and granddaughters of Naval, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel, active Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, retired with pay, or deceased.
  • Allie Mae Oden Memorial Scholarship awarded to a candidate selected from children or grandchildren of members of the FRA or LA FRA.
  • Sam Rose Memorial Scholarship awarded to the male or female candidate chosen from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters of deceased FRA members or persons who were eligible to be FRA members at the time of death

Web: www.la-fra.org > Scholarship Information

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc. provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of current or former U.S. Marines in their pursuit of higher education. Also provide a very limited number of scholarships to children of Navy Corpsmen who serve or have served with Marines. One-year scholarships are awarded annually and are limited to undergraduate studies at accredited educational and/or technical institutions.

Additionally, Heroes Tribute are given to the children of Marines and the children of Navy Corpsmen serving with the Marines whose parent is killed in the ongoing Global War on Terror. Current scholarship recipients must reapply each year and are limited to a total of four awards.

Web: www.mcsf.org > Apply

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Education Programs help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing education financing. Awards are provided solely on the applicant’s financial need and availability of funds, following policies established by the Society’s Board of Directors. Review a partial scholarship listing:

  • Dependents of Deceased Service Members Scholarship Program provides grants for an academic year to children and unmarried spouses who are military dependents of deceased service members. Awards determined by NMCRS Headquarters Education Division.
  • Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Centennial Scholarship Program is offered to Iraq-Afghanistan combat wounded veterans who are pursuing a degree that leads to license and certification as a teacher. In support of this goal, the Society has established scholarships for Navy-Marine Corps veterans who were injured in combat. The Society will support individuals who pursue a career in education, by making available 5 annual scholarships for “education related” expenses.
  • Joseph A. McAlinden Divers Scholarship is offered specifically to Navy and Marine Corps Divers, whether active duty or retired, and their eligible family members. This scholarship provides financial assistance for full-time undergraduate and graduate students, who must be participating in one of the following areas of study: Oceanography, Ocean Agriculture, or Aquaculture.
  • Vice Admiral E. P. Travers Loan Program provides interest-free loans to eligible spouses and children, under the age of 23,of active duty and retired (served 20 years) Sailors and Marine service members who reside within the United States. This program offers interest-free loans for an academic year.

Web: www.nmcrs.org > Services > Education Programs

US COAST GUARD Scholarships

Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund

Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund offered to children of regular, reserve, retired, or deceased enlisted personnel in pay grade E-6 or below. Must write a 500-word essay. Essay topic changes yearly.

Web: http://uscgcpoa.org

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling. As an independent non-profit organization, CGMA depends on the generosity of individual supporters to sustain its vital services to the men and women of the Coast Guard.

Web: www.cgmahq.org

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to FRA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Awardees are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character, and leadership qualities Review a partial scholarship listing:

FRA Scholarship

  • Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn, USMC Scholarship: Provides scholarships for unmarried dependent children of persons who served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy as enlisted medical personnel assigned to and serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Stanley A. Doran Memorial Scholarship: One award; amount varies yearly. Only children of FRA members in good standing are eligible for this award.
  • Corporate Sponsored Scholarships: FRA is able to award numerous scholarships through the generosity of corporate partners.

Web: www.fra.org > About FRA > Scholarships

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA)

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA) offers scholarships based on financial need, scholarship proficiency, and character. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to an applicant who is a dependent of a member of the FRA and/or LA FRA. Recipients notified after July 1 for the year award it is provided.

  • LA FRA Scholarship awarded to the female candidate chosen from daughters and granddaughters of Naval, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel, active Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, retired with pay, or deceased.
  • Allie Mae Oden Memorial Scholarship awarded to a candidate selected from children or grandchildren of members of the FRA or LA FRA.
  • Sam Rose Memorial Scholarship awarded to the male or female candidate chosen from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters from the sons, daughters, grandson, or granddaughters of deceased FRA members or persons who were eligible to be FRA members at the time of death.

Web: www.la-fra.org > Scholarship Information

MS NATIONAL GUARD Scholarships

Mississippi National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Association (MSNCOA) MSNCOA Scholarship applicants must be an unmarried dependent child or the spouse of the sponsor. If the sponsor is deceased, the sponsor must not have remarried. The applicant must be a high school senior or equivalent, or must have at least one full semester remaining toward an undergraduate degree and must attend an accredited university, college, community college, vo-tech, business or trade school. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to re-apply. The board of directors will determine the number and amount of scholarships each year.

Web: https://msncoa.org/

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship the CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship is the oldest award granted by EANGUS. Each year, $2,000 is awarded to the top applicant(s) from around the United States. The minimum number of scholarships is two; however, depending on the numbers of sponsors more will be awarded. In 2010, ten (10) scholarships were presented. Last year, USAA, GEICO, AFBA & AFI sponsored these awards.

EANGUS Auxiliary Scholarship Program EANGUS Auxiliary Members Unmarried, children/step children, grandchildren/step grandchildren (up to age 26), of Annual and Life EANGUS Auxiliary Members Spouses of Annual and Life EANGUS Auxiliary Members are eligible for the EANGUS Auxiliary Scholarship Program. The program offers eligible members the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of: (1) eligibility; (2) scholastic achievement, character, leadership and need; (3) availability of funds for the current year and the number of applicants.

Web: www.eangus.org

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