Military / Veteran Financial Resources

Military/Veteran Student and Military Family Financial Resources/Scholarships

Air Force Association

  • Multiple scholarships and grants for USAF service members and spouses in degree programs

The American Legion

  • Scholarships for children of members of the armed forces
  • General nonmilitary-based scholarships in nursing and for community service involvement (i.e., Boy Scouts of America

American Legion Auxiliary

  • Multiple scholarships for children of members of armed forces
  • Non-traditional student scholarship
  • Should also check their “state” level ALA for other possibilities

American Red Cross

  • Financial and other assistance in crisis situations for military families
  • Referral links to additional sources

AMVETS (American Veterans)

  • Scholarships for current active duty, guard/reserve, and veterans
  • Scholarships for children and grandchildren of service members 

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

Provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Navy personnel pursuing a B.S. or B.A. degree at accredited university

Armed Forces Children’s Foundation Fund

  • Non-profit corporation to financially assist the needs of surviving children of U.S. Service Members who lost their lives on or after October 7, 2001

Army Scholarship Foundation

  • Multiple scholarships for undergraduate education for dependent children of U.S. Army Soldiers and spouses of active duty enlisted U.S. Army Soldiers

Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)

  • Multiple scholarships for United States Service member (active duty/veteran) or spouse of a Service member working toward the completion of a higher education degree while attending a CCME membership institution

First Command Educational Foundation — Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

  • Available for members of the U.S. uniformed services (active, guard, reserve, retired, or veteran) and their spouses and dependents

Fisher House

  • Several scholarships including Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships for deceased or disabled Service Members’ children, as well as separate scholarship programs for military spouses and their children

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

  • For dependent children of active duty Service Members who are either killed or permanently disabled (100 percent VA rating) as the result of an operational mission or training incident, or who are currently certified as MIA or POW

Health Professions Scholarship Program

  • U.S. Army offers qualifying students full tuition for any accredited medical program, plus a generous monthly stipend of more than $2,000

Hill & Ponton Veteran’s Scholarship

  • Awards four merit based $1000 scholarships to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

  • Serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Financial and other assistance available

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Need-based scholarships to Marine/Navy dependents
  • Up to $4000 in financial assistance for military spouses
  • Enables pursuit of licenses, certificates, or associate degrees
  • Scholarships for military spouses
  • Offers education/career support
  • Loan repayment program overview (i.e., National Health Service Corps, Teacher Loan Forgiveness)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  • Scholarships for Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard service member and families attending college full-time
  • Financial assistance (interest free loans and grants) for spouse/children of Navy/Marine pursing degree in teaching profession or medical related fields

Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • Assists military members and veterans who have become paralyzed, as well as spouses or children under the age of 24, who are dependent upon a paralyzed veteran

Thanks USA

  • Multiple scholarship opportunities for service members and dependents

USAA Educational Foundation

  • Financial planning resources
  • Links to other scholarship sources

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Annual, audio-essay college scholarship contest entitled “Voice of Democracy” for high school students, as well as other youth opportunities

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OTHER Financial Services Available

USA Cares

  • Grants to assist in financial crisis situations

Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Assistance with filing benefit claims, financial needs, education benefits for current and prior service members