Paying For School

MyCAA: Highest Paying Careers Without a 4-Year Degree

Hit the Ground Running on High Paying Careers with MyCAA Not all careers require four-year degrees from expensive colleges. Military spouses who want to hit the ground running in a lucrative career field should take advantage of the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) program. MyCAA offers up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to military… Read more »

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Civil Engineering Scholarships

Scholarships for Civil Engineer Majors If you are majoring in civil engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for civil engineer majors. Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship Multiple recipients, $7,000… Read more »

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Scholarships for Industrial Engineer Majors

Industrial Engineering Scholarships If you are majoring in industrial engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for industrial engineer majors. The SPE Foundation Scholarships Multiple recipients, Varies The Details: The… Read more »

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Scholarships for Air Force Service Members and Veterans

Scholarships for Air Force Service Members and Veterans There are thousands of scholarships open to those seeking higher education. With such a large pool of people competing, it can be beneficial to look for specific scholarships that only a select group can apply to. Something active duty service members can do – and in some… Read more »

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Scholarships for Chemical Engineering Majors

Scholarships for Chemical Engineering Majors If you are majoring in chemical engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for chemical engineer majors. ACS Scholars Program American Chemical Society Scholarship Multiple… Read more »

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Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Majors

Scholarships for Mechanical Engineer Majors If you are majoring in mechanical engineering or a similar major, you are going to want to find ways to help pay for school. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there. Here is a list of scholarships for mechanical engineer majors. $2,000 PixelPlex Bi-annual STEM Scholarship One recipient, $2,000… Read more »

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College and Career Prep Programs for Military Connected High Schoolers

College and Career Prep Programs for Military Connected High Schoolers The whirlwinds of military life and PCSs can make time seem to move in fast forward. This can feel especially true for active duty families with dependents on their way to high school or college. Understanding the resources available can help with making decisions as… Read more »

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Hot Prospects for HVAC Technicians

Hot Prospects for HVAC Technicians When it comes to stability and a promising job market, you can’t go wrong getting skilled in a trade.  If you’re looking for a trade that offers job growth and a relatively short training time, you may want to consider becoming an HVAC technician. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and… Read more »

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Electrical Engineering Scholarships

Scholarships for Electrical Engineering Majors By majoring in electrical engineering, you would be working towards a career path that will have you designing, developing, and testing electrical equipment. When it comes to paying for school, you can also find major-specific scholarships to apply for. Here is a list of those for electrical engineering or similar… Read more »

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Top 8 Scholarships for Female Service Members & Veterans

8 Scholarships for Female Service Members and Veterans Are you are an active duty, reserve or veteran woman considering college? Whether you use the GI Bill or not, these scholarships can help ease money pressures you may encounter on the way to your degree or certificate. Dr. Nancy M. Schonher Scholarship Sponsored by the Marines’… Read more »

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Choice Act: In-State Tuition Benefits For Veterans

Veteran In-State Tuition Benefits – Ready for an Upgrade Legislation surrounding the GI Bill can be confusing and differ from state to state. Amending the Choice Act can support congruence between this act and the Forever GI Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill) of 2017 allows veterans to use… Read more »

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MBA Scholarships for Veterans

School-Specific MBA Scholarships for Veterans Pursuing an MBA after the military is a natural option for veterans.  Veterans have experience in leading teams, managing risk, and problem solving in complex environments.  Pairing these skills with a high-powered degree like an MBA can provide veterans with a bright career trajectory after they leave the military. Find… Read more »

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Maryland First State to Protect Veterans from College Profiteering

Maryland First State to Protect Veterans from College Profiteering Effective July 1st, 2020, the Veteran’s Education Protection Act, which was passed in the Maryland General Assembly on May 7th, removes any incentive for an educational institution operating in Maryland to employ deceptive practices that defraud veterans. What’s the Issue? There has been a practice at… Read more »

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Computer Science Scholarships

Scholarships for Computer Science Majors Majoring in computer science, or a similar subject is a great path to go down. There are many different jobs out there with that major, and a lot of different working environments. While in college, it would be good to find some scholarships. Here is a list of scholarships for… Read more »

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Criminal Justice Scholarships

Criminal Justice is a major that can open a lot of different doors. In addition to careers in police work and corrections, you can work as a park ranger, a rehabilitation counselor, a forensic expert, or an officer in the court system. You can also become a criminal law paralegal, go on to graduate school… Read more »

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Scholarships For Those Going Into Business

Scholarships For Those Going Into Business Studying business and getting your degree in a business-related field, such as business administration or marketing can be a smart choice.  A business scholarship can help with the costs of getting your degree. There is a lot of room for finding a great career if you do. But before… Read more »

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Public Administration Scholarships

Scholarships For Public Administration Degrees Pursuing a degree in Public Administration is a big decision. It’s an education that can qualify you for a broad variety of careers in different industries including for nonprofits and local, state, or national government. If you’ve chosen that direction there are lots of public administration scholarships available. Below you’ll… Read more »

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10 Scholarships For Women

Scholarships For Women As a woman, you might be wondering what scholarships might be out there just for you. Here is a list of 10 of them you might consider applying for. Beyond that, you can visit our scholarship section at College Recon for scholarships for veterans, military children, military spouses, and more. American Fellowship… Read more »

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Psychology Scholarships List

Find College Scholarships For Psychology There are many different ways you can go after getting your degree in Psychology, from getting your master’s to your doctorate and more. Here is a list of scholarships for those majoring in Psychology or going into the field in some way. Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse… Read more »

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Public Health Scholarships

Scholarships for Those Going Into Public Health Public Health is an important career field to get into. You would be helping to prevent disease, looking for ways to prolong life and improve the quality of life for people. Here are a few scholarships for those going into Public Health or similar fields. The National Institutes… Read more »

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Education Savings Act for Military Families

Did you know that by the time most military children complete secondary school, they will have switched schools between six to nine times? According to the DoDEA, this is true, and it is three times more frequently than non-military families. You can probably relate to this with your own military children. This Education Savings Act… Read more »

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Scholarships For Students With Disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, there are a variety of scholarships they can apply for when it comes time to go to college. From scholarships for all disabilities to those for a specific disability. Scholarships For Students With Disabilities Here is a list of scholarships for students with disabilities to help pay… Read more »

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Scholarships For Grad School Students

Graduate School Scholarships If you are preparing to go to graduate school, you are probably curious about scholarships you can apply for. Here is a list of scholarships for graduate students. Keep in mind that most of them do have a specific major or career goal to apply. American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships (AIGC) REDW… Read more »

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In-State Tuition For Your Military Child

As a member of the military, you know you receive certain educational benefits for yourself and your family. Moving so often means you are changing states and locations and this could end up being an issue as your children reach college age. Where do they qualify for in-state tuition? What if you move to a… Read more »

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College Scholarships For Military Dependent Children

They have had to say goodbye to mom or dad more times than anyone else, they have lived in more places before age ten than most people do in a lifetime, and as they grow up, they too want to further their education and go to college. Luckily, there are quite a few scholarships for military… Read more »

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States Offering Free College To Veterans And Dependents

One part of raising children is wondering about how you will pay for college when the day comes. As a military service member, you probably wonder how your service can help. Or, as a veteran, you might be curious about your state and if they offer any tuition waivers for veterans.  The good news is,… Read more »

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President Trump Announced Student Loan Debt Of Eligible Disabled Veterans Will Be Expedited

President Donald Trump signs a memorandum on veterans’ student loan debt following his speech at the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 21, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP) On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019, President Donald Trump announced that his administration will expedite the process for forgiving the Federal student loan debt of eligible veterans…. Read more »

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Fun & Interesting Scholarships You’ve Never Heard Of

Did you know there is a scholarship for tall people? Or all about zombies? Here is a list of fun and interesting scholarships you may not have heard of before. What a fun way to pay for college! Fun and Interesting Scholarships You May Not Have Heard Of Before From Asparagus to Zombies, we’ve got… Read more »

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Military Spouse’s Guide to Going Back to School

Going back to college can be the right choice for a lot of military spouses, but there is a lot of information out there and you can become a little overwhelmed. Here is a military spouse’s guide to going back to school to help you on your way. As a military spouse, you may have… Read more »

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Scholarships To Apply For This Fall For Military and Veterans

With school starting again soon, you might be worried that it is too late to apply for scholarships. The truth is, there are quite a few you can apply for this fall. Here is a list of scholarships for military, veterans and their families for Fall 2019. Scholarships For Fall 2019 These scholarships are not… Read more »

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Bill Would Erase Student Loan Debt For 100% Disabled Veterans

Student debt has been in the news a lot recently and a new bill has been proposed to automatically erase student loan debt for veterans who are “totally and permanently” disabled. US senators, Jack Reed (D-RI,) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA,) have introduced S.2049, a bill that would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965. Erase… Read more »

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College Scholarships for Military and Veterans in 2020

Here is a list of military and veteran scholarships you can apply for, to help you achieve your educational goals.  This is an overview of the scholarships you can find at CollegeRecon. Scholarships For Military, Veterans, Spouses and Dependents in 2020 This is an overview of the scholarships you can find at CollegeRecon.  These are… Read more »

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Pell Grant: Everything You Need to Know

Although there are many different ways to find money for college, receiving a Federal Pell Grant for your education can be an excellent way to help lower your out of pocket costs. While a service member can find money for education with the GI Bill or Tuition Assistance, the Pell Grant can help children and… Read more »

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HPSP Scholarship: Health Professions Scholarship Program

If you are interested in the medical field, going through the military to earn your degree and start your career can be a good idea. There are different ways you can do so too. A couple of options are to use the HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program) to go to the school of your choice,… Read more »

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Hazlewood Act – What You Should Know

The state of Texas has their own way to help those who have served in the military pay for college, it’s called the Hazlewood Act. This act was named for the Texas senator, Grady Hazlewood. He led the passage of many amendments to the act in 1944 to help veterans. It dates back to 1929… Read more »

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Vocational Rehabilitation: What You Need to Know

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E – or sometimes commonly referred to as “voc rehab”), was authorized by Congress under Title 38, United States, Chapter 31. What Is The Voc Rehab Program? This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps. It is also there to help service members who are in the… Read more »

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State Veterans Benefits – All 50 States and Territories

In addition to those benefits provided by the federal government, such as the Post 911 GI Bill, many of the individual states and territories have programs for veterans and military.  Find state veterans’ benefits for your state. State Veterans’ Benefits By state.  Includes US Territories. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia… Read more »

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National Guard and Reserve Tuition Assistance

If you are serving in the National Guard or Reserves, you might be wondering if there is a National Guard Tuition Assistance program or Reserve Tuition Assistance program available to you. There are Tuition Assistance programs for all five branches of the military, with their own service-specific criteria. There are also TA programs for the… Read more »

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Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

While serving in the US Coast Guard, you might be interested in going to college. One of the Coast Guard benefits is the USCG Tuition Assistance program.  You can receive money for some or all of your classes depending on the degree you want to pursue. USCG Tuition Assistance Each branch offers Tuition Assistance (TA),… Read more »

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Veterans’ Education Benefits – US Territories

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the veterans’ education benefits programs for US territories. Territories of the United States Guam Veteran Education Benefits For information regarding US Virgin Islands veterans’ benefits, please visit – Guam Veterans Affairs Office ____________ Puerto… Read more »

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Washington, D.C. Veterans Benefits

Washington D.C. Veterans’ Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by Washington, D.C. The following are the Washington, D.C. veterans’ benefits programs for education. Housing Benefits for Veterans Property Tax Relief There is property tax relief for senior citizens or disabled property owners. Property owners… Read more »

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Wyoming Veteran Benefits

Wyoming Veteran Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. Wyoming Veteran Education Benefits Wyoming National Guard Assistance Plan (State Tuition) The plan pays 100% resident rate tuition and mandatory fees (base fees applicable to all students) at state sponsored Community Colleges, the… Read more »

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Wisconsin Veteran Benefits

Wisconsin Veteran Employment Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are Wisconsin veterans benefits programs provided by the state. Wisconsin Veteran Education Benefits Wisconsin G.I. Bill The Wisconsin GI Bill pays full tuition and segregated fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to eight full-time semesters or 128… Read more »

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West Virginia Veteran Benefits

West Virginia Veteran Benefits Programs In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are West Virginia veteran benefits programs provided by the state. West Virginia Veteran Education Benefits The following are the West Virginia veterans’ benefits programs for education. Guaranteed Veterans Re-Education Act Fund Veterans who have run out of GI Bill… Read more »

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Washington Veterans Benefits

Washington State Veterans Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Washington veterans’ benefits programs for education. Housing Benefits for Veterans Property Tax Relief In Washington state, there are income-based property exemptions and deferrals that may be… Read more »

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Virginia Veteran Benefits

Virginia Veteran Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are Virginia veteran benefits programs to assist veterans in the state. Virginia Veteran Education Benefits The following are the Virginia veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2020. Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program The Military Survivors and Dependents Program provides educational… Read more »

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Vermont Veterans Benefits

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the state of Vermont for veterans. Vermont State Veteran Benefits Vermont Veteran Education Benefits Armed Services Scholarship The Armed Services Scholarship is a State of Vermont program for the spouse and children of military members who died on… Read more »

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Utah Veterans Benefits

Utah Veteran Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans education benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Utah veterans’ benefits programs. Utah Veteran Education Benefits Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients Purple Heart recipients are eligible for a tuition waiver at all public institution of… Read more »

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Texas Veterans Benefits

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Texas veterans’ benefits programs. Texas State Veteran Benefits Texas Veteran Housing Benefits Property Tax Veterans who have a disability rating of between 70-100% may receive a $12,000 property tax exemption. Veterans who… Read more »

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Tennessee Veterans’ Benefits

The following are the Tennessee Veterans’ Benefits programs for education, housing, healthcare and employment for 2018 and 2019. Tennessee Veterans’ Benefits Programs Education Benefits for Tennessee Veterans In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the Tennessee veterans’ benefits programs for… Read more »

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