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’ Memorial Association and Foundation, the Dr. Nancy M. Schonher Scholarship awards a $5000 scholarship to a woman who is either an active duty service member or reservist in the U.S. Armed Forces, separated honorably from U.S. Armed Forces since 2014, or is a current or former corpsman or medic in any branch of the US Armed Forces.

Applicants must be enrolled in either an advanced medical program or an accredited paramedic program. Paramedic program applicants must have completed the EMT Basic training program, taken the National Registry EMT Examination, hold an EMT certificate and have at least six months’ work experience. Preference is given to Navy Corpsmen.

The application deadline is in April.

For more information, go check out https://marinesmemorial.org/scholarships/dr-nancy-m-schonher-scholarship/

U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Society Legacy Scholarships

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Society has 5 different scholarship programs. Applicants must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

  • Community College Legacy Scholarship

The Community College Legacy Scholarship awards are up to $1000. Applicants must be high school graduates with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and be enrolled in an accredited community college. The application deadline is in January.

  • Certificate Program Legacy Scholarship

The Certificate Program Legacy Scholarship awards can be up to $1000. Applicants must be high school graduates with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and be enrolled in accredited certificate granting institution. The application deadline is in January.

  • College and University Legacy Scholarship

College and University Legacy Scholarship awards are up to $2500. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed 30 credit hours of coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The application deadline is in January.

  • Graduate Program Legacy Scholarship

Graduate Program Legacy Scholarship awards can be up to $2500. Applicants have to have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in or accepted into a graduate level program, either masters or doctoral. The application deadline is in January.

  • Trident University Scholarship Program

The Trident University Scholarship Program offers two full-ride scholarships to students attending Trident University online. There is an undergraduate scholarship and a graduate scholarship. Undergraduate applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Graduate applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The application deadline is in July.

Go check out the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Society opportunities at https://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/

Women in the Military Scholarship

Women in the Military Scholarship awards range from $1000 to $5000. Applicants must be in discharge or reserve status and be enrolled full-time at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA. They must be enrolled in a STEM-based degree or career certificate program. Scholarship recipients can apply for follow-on years, as long as they still meet the eligibility requirements. The application deadline is in February.

For more information, please visit  http://valleyveteransfoundation.org/women-in-the-military/

Women’s Overseas Service League Scholarship

Women’s Overseas Service League Scholarships average between $500 and $1000.

Applicants must be committed to advancement in military or other public services careers. They must have completed a minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of study in any institution of higher education with a 2.5 minimum GPA and agree to maintain academic standards. The application deadline is in March.

Please go to http://wosl.org/scholarships/ for more information.

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