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 just open to the military community.  They may still be of interest to those within the military community though.

These scholarships have due dates coming up in the next few weeks or months.  These require submission in Fall 2019.

The Bellhops $10,000 “Moving Forward” Scholarship Contest

$10,000, One Recipient

The Details: This scholarship is for either a current college student or an incoming freshman, to complete their education. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2019. They also must have a GPA of 3.0 or more and will need to write an essay that explains the importance of their major and how they plan to use it to make an impact.

The Deadline: September 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST, Winner will be announced September 25th, 2019.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.getbellhops.com/scholarship/

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

$1,000, One Recipient

The Details: This scholarship is for high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors or current or entering college or graduate school students of any level. There is no age limit and homeschool students also qualify. They must be a US citizen or legal resident.

They will need to complete the application form on the website to include a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applicants will be selected as finalists. Then, the finalists will be asked to write a full length 500-1,000 word essay about texting while driving.

The Deadline: September 30th, 2019 to coincide with September’s No Texting While Driving Day.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

The Annual Votacall Innovate | Communicate College Scholarship Essay Contest

$2,000, One Recipient

The Details: This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited US college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Applicants must submit an essay addressing a technology-related topic provided by Votacall. In 2019, the essay question will be about technology and healthcare.

The Deadline: September 15th, 2019, the winner will be decided by December 15th, 2019.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: http://www.votacall.com/scholarship

Global Teletherapy 2019 Academic Excellence Award

$1,000, One Recipient

The Details: This scholarship is for any current college or graduate school student who understands what it means to accept responsibility to improve his or her community. Students must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2019-2020 academic year. They need to be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher. They will also need permission from his or her parents or legal guardian.

Students will need to write a 2,000 word essay on how to better oneself.

The Deadline: October 3, 2019

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://globalteletherapy.com/scholarship/

Build U. Scholarship
$2,500 per semester, One Recipient

The Details: To apply for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program in the United States and Canada, majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM.) They must be 18 years old at the time of submission and in good academic standing with their college or university. They can not accept high school students no matter their age.

To apply for this scholarship, the student will need to talk about a company they admire that exemplifies any of these values: focuses on customers first, helpful and supportive, communicates openly and honestly, are nimble and flexible, takes initiative and work hard, and are passionate and have fun. The essay will need to be less than 1,000 words. In addition to the essay, students will need to submit a short video in response to, “What Would the Build U Scholarship Mean For Your Education?”

The Deadline: In October, for the fall semester

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.buildium.com/buildiums-build-u-scholarship/

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

$1,500, One Recipient

The Details: For this scholarship, the student needs to be at least 13 years of age or older, and a legal resident of one of the 50 states or Washington DC. They also must be currently enrolled or enrolled no later than the fall of 2025 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

They would need to submit an online written response to “OMG… finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it’s time to lighten things up a little. We don’t want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!” The response needs to be in 250 words or less.

The Deadline: August 31st, 2019, they should be notified around November 30th, 2019

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

$1250 for Undergraduates, Three Recipients, $1750 for Graduates, Two Recipients

The Details: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are a current member of SHAPE America, or they can become one at the time of application. They also need to be majoring in the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance. For undergraduate applicants, they need to be in their junior or senior year at a baccalaureate granting college or university. For graduates, they need to be enrolled in a matriculated full-time masters or doctoral program. They will need to have a GPA of at least 3.5.

The criteria for this scholarship will be based on scholastic proficiency, evidence of leadership, school, community, and professional activity/service, and character attributes.

Winners will also be given a complimentary 3-year SHAPE America membership.

The Deadline: October 15th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.shapeamerica.org/scholarships/abernathyscholarship.aspx

Military Affiliated Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for military-affiliated individuals.  They also have due dates coming up for Fall 2019.

VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship
$5,000

The Details: This scholarship provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals. The scholarships are up to $5,000 and limited to one per family per semester.  The scholarships can only be used for tuition and fees. The money will be sent straight to the accredited school.

Applicants must be a citizen, be retried, have an honorable discharge, be active duty, or a member of the national guard or reserves. They must have completed Basic Training and any follow-up training. They also must have separated with or currently hold the military rank of E-5 or below, demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and be participating in, accepted to, or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The Deadline: Applications are accepted between August 1st through November 15th for the spring semester. The awards will be given out in January.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.vfw.org/scholarship/

America’s Gold Star Families Scholarship

$1,000

The Details: This scholarship is available to Illinois family members who have lost a loved one in service to the US. This is a non-renewable scholarship to be used at a college/university, junior college, or trade/vocational school.

To apply, students will need to maintain a C+ average. They will need to write a paragraph stating what they did in school and where they see themselves in the future. The check will be made out to the school.

The Deadline: September 15th, 2019

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org/what-we-do/

National Military Family Association Scholarship

$500-$1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for military spouses of:

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Public Health Service service members

Their service member will need to be a Post-9/11 service member that is either:

  • Active duty
  • Retiree
  • 100% disabled veteran
  • In the National Guard
  • Reserves
  • Fallen service member

20/20/20 spouses can also apply as well. They do have to be eligible to have a valid military/uniformed services ID.

This scholarship has a rolling application, so it is open year-round. However, 2019 applications end on September 30th, 2019. While 2020 applications will open October 1st, 2019. They do recommend that applicants wait until they are accepted and enrolled in a school before they apply.

The applicants will be picked based on their short answers and essay responses. The funds can be used for tuition, course or lab fees, program costs, program fees of exam costs/fees. The funds can be used for college courses or professional expenses.  Expenses such as licensure/certification, CEUs professional examinations, and other related fees. Reimbursement is possible for career or professional expenses and it can be renewed each year.

The Deadline: Ongoing

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://scholarships.militaryfamily.org/military-spouse-scholarship-faqs/

Scholarships for the Military Community

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