For veterans, getting connected with the right college or university is much easier now, with the introduction of CollegeRecon’s college search.

However, after applications and acceptance letters, costs start to rack up as higher education here in the United States brings a hefty price tag with it. This isn’t breaking news. If you qualify for GI Bill benefits, you shouldn’t let them go to waste, so make sure that you know how to claim those benefits properly.

However, there are other costs that come with getting a degree, and finding scholarships to cover everything can be a full-time job.

Tailored Scholarships Just For You

It’s frustrating to scour the internet for days, only finding dead-end scholarships that you don’t qualify for anyhow.

So, instead of wasting more time, take a look at the following 12 scholarship sources for veterans and military families. They may inspire you to think outside of the box in terms of searching for scholarships.

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Scholarship Sources For Veterans & Military

The Corvias Foundation offers specific scholarships strictly for military family students.

The South Carolina Federal Credit Union know a thing or two about scholarships.

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The Scholarships for Military Children program will be open for applications on December 15th.

The Army Scholarship Foundation for deserving children of current and former members of the U.S. Army, as well as spouses of currently serving soldiers. They will begin accepting applications January 1st.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships year round.

American Veterans National Scholarships for veterans, children and grandchildren of veterans.

Council of College and Military Educators Scholarships for service members and their spouses. Check back to apply to this one next summer!

Military Spouse Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2500.

Fastweb provides a list of scholarships for veterans.

US News lists some scholarships that help veterans pay for college.


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