Many organizations provide scholarships or support reduced tuition for military personnel, veterans and their family members. Below is a list of associations, educational institutions and corporations offering education assistance to the military community. We have also included links to some helpful guides to aid in applying for scholarships as well as links to online scholarship search engines, which provide an easy way to find scholarship programs across the country.
Military spouses may also find more education resources in our Military Spouse Education and Employment section.
American Legion Scholarships
The American Legion provides several different scholarships, including one for children who have lost a parent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
American Military University
AMU offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate-level degree and certificate programs to students through on-line programs designed to advance the careers of military personnel serving in a variety of profession s and assignments.
Army Emergency Relief Education Programs
AER provides grants for education to military spouses and children.
Many AUSA chapters provide scholarships to Soldiers and family members. You can locate your closest chapter using the online locator.
Central Texas College “Wounded Warrior” Spouse Scholarship Program
Central Texas College will offer free tuition for spouses of Soldiers who are recipients of Purple Hearts and were injured in combat. Free tuition will be provided for up to 30 semester hours in one year to eligible spouses. The scholarship covers in state and out-of-state tuition, along with mandatory fees.
The College Circle website has extensive resources for college bound students and their parents. Students may also request free guides on a variety of topics such as finding scholarships, choosing a college, and college life.
Council of College and Military Educators
The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is the only National Organization for professional military educators. It offers several scholarships to Servicemembers and spouses.
Defense Commissary Agency/Fisher House Scholarships
Information on eligibility requirements and application materials for Scholarships for Military Children Program.
Searches over 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Information about scholarship fund for dependent children of active duty service members who died, or were permanently disabled(100% rating) in the line of duty, or who are currently certified as POW or MIA.
Grantham University Military Programs
Grantham offers scholarships and reduced tuition rates for military personnel, retirees and family members. Grantham is also an AUSA affinity partner. AUSA members may receive additional tuition discounts.
Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship
Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom are eleigle to apply for the Horatio Alger scholarships.
Military.com's guide to schools, financial aid and scholarships for military personnel and family members.
Military Handbooks have several free computer based handbooks that can be upload free of charge using a PDF format. The handbooks include a information on paying for college and children’s scholarships.
Need a Lift?
The American Legion publishes Need A Lift? -- a college financial aid handbook -- to help students and veterans learn about scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans, and the organizations that offer them. The guide also includes information about selecting a school, applying for student financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Pace University Veterans Scholarship Program
Pace University is offering a 50% tuition scholarship to all veterans from the United States Armed Forces who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. The scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Extensive guide to college programs offered to military personnel and their families.
Learn about federal student aid programs and search for scholarships.
A federal government website providing information about careers, internships, scholarships, fellowships, grants and other educational opportunities within the federal government for high school students, graduate students, and career professionals.
Special Operations Warriors Fund
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
Student Veterans of America
The Student Veterans of America helps veterans acheive a smooth transition into institutions of higher education and advocates on behalf of student veterans.
ThanksUSA Scholarships are college, technical and vocational school scholarships awarded to spouses and children of active-duty troops. The organization is funded through donations and is in their 3rd year of awarding scholarships to families.
Tribute Award Scholarship Program
A scholarship program for high school juniors sponsored by Discover Card.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW offers two scholarship programs for children and youth: The Voice of Democracy Scholarship and the Patriot's Pen award.