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College Scholarships for Veterans

There are a lot of fantastic programs for those who have served our country, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  But don’t forget about extra scholarships for veterans that are offered out there. They can give you a little bit of extra money towards your educational goals.

Ranger Memorial Scholarship

25 scholarships, $1,000 each

The Details: The National Ranger Memorial Foundation partnered with the Ranger Battalions Association of WW2 to offer up this scholarship for qualified Rangers of all ages.

The Deadline: Applications are accepted between January 1st through June 1st, and you would be notified in July.

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

AMVETS Scholarship

AMVETS offers a few different scholarships for different amounts.

AMVETS Generation T Scholarships

$5,000 each

The Details: This scholarship is through a corporate grant from Lowe’s Company, Inc, and will offer $5,000 to each winner. They will be offering the scholarship in 5 skilled trades, appliance repair, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC. There is a 50% women and diversity focus. 

The Deadline: Their open window is in September and October

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

Lowe’s AMVETS Technology Scholarships

10 awards, $5,000 each

The Details: This scholarship offers $5,000 to each winner. Applicants must be a student veteran, be a junior or senior at an accredited institution, and be enrolled in computer science. There is a 50% women and diversity focus. 

The Deadline: Their open window is in September and October

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

 

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The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

2 scholarships, $12,000, $3,000 a year for four years

The Details: This scholarship is in memory and honor of Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo. 

The Deadline: April 

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

 

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The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship

Average of $10,000 per academic year

The Details: This scholarship is to be used for tuition, books, and living expenses. The award is chosen on merit, clear academic goals, extraordinary leadership potential, and a deep desire for positive change. Veterans, active duty, including National Guard or Reserves can apply.

The Deadline: The next application cycle opens in February.

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

$2,500

The Details: This is a merit-based scholarship to persons on active duty in uniformed military services or honorably discharged veterans, including the National Guard and Reservists. You need to be currently enrolled in an eligible STEM major at an accredited four-year college or university. Distance learning or online programs affiliated with major US institutions are also eligible. You also must have served in the war in Afghanistan or Iraq, 2003-present. This award is for tuition and fees, books, supplies, and equipment.

The Deadline: May 31st

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: AFCEA

VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

Up to $5,000

The Details: This scholarship is for service members and veterans. The award will be for tuition and fees only. You must be an E5 or below or been one at separation. Also, you will need to demonstrate financial need. You should have been accepted or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The Deadline: For fall, January 1st-April 30th. Spring, August 1st-November 15th.

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: VFW Website

Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp Annual Military Scholarship

$1,000

The Details: This award is to be used at a vocational or trade school, a two or four-year school, or a graduate school. You will need to provide proof of military service.

The Deadline: Typically August 1st

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship

$1,000 awarded semi-annually

The Details: This scholarship is for veterans of any branch.  Also, you must be a student at an accredited school or accepted to begin within 6 months. This award is from the Law office of Thomas Tona, P.C.

The Deadline: Due July 31st for the fall semester, November 30th for the spring.

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

The H & P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship

4 scholarships, 2 in the fall, 2 in the spring, $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for veterans who plan to use their education to help other veterans. This award is from Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys.

The Deadline: May 31st and November 1st

Website for more information and to apply for the scholarship: link

Your Local College

Make sure to check what scholarships your local college or university might offer. Some might offer special discounts for veterans as well. The award amount can vary but can be another way to find the money for school.

Scholarships are worth applying for and worth spending time on. They can save you money to help pursue your educational goals.  And you always have a chance of winning the award!

 

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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.