Money for college isn’t easy to come by, but this list of scholarships for veterans and military families is a great place to start.

After applications and acceptance letters, costs for higher education can pile up. 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 else can be a full-time job.  That’s why we’ve compiled a handy list to start your search.

Scholarships For Veterans and Military Families

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

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

Scholarship Sources For Veterans & Military

CollegeRecon offers many military scholarship resources:

Scholarships for Military Spouses

MyCAA: Military Spouse Scholarship

Scholarships for Gold Star Families

Scholarships for Veterans

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If you’re a military spouse, in addition to the list below please check out our list of scholarships for military spouses just for you.  Or find out if you qualify for the MyCAA program which can also help pay for school and technical training. 

Additional military scholarships and scholarship resources:

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

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

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.

Other Scholarships for the Military Community

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