More Scholarships

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for the upcoming terms (2013-2014), here are some available scholarship opportunities below:

 

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)…..Please click on the link below:

http://www.adhe.edu/divisions/financialaid/Pages/fa_programs.aspx

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Note: Remember to re-apply for you Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Fall 2013 and Spring & Summer 2013. You must use your 2012 federal tax information to apply or if you are not filing taxes this year, then you can apply now…..Please click on the link below:

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

 

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is now available; please click on the link below:

http://www.aspsf.org/

 

2013-2014 Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program

http://www.purpleheart.org/scholarships/


CLICK HERE for the 2013-2014 MOPH Scholarship Application, along with instructions, eligibility requirements, required documentation, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s).

Completed applications must be received at MOPH Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. February 14, 2013. No exceptions to this deadline will be granted.

If you have any questions you may contact MOPH Headquarters by e-mail at scholarship@purpleheart.org, or by phone on (703) 642-5360.

 

2013-2014 Disabled American Veterans established the “Jesse Brown Scholarship Fund”

In memory of the late Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jesse Brown, the Disabled American Veterans has established the Jesse Brown MemorialYouth Scholarship Program.

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please complete the Nomination Form and attach a 750 word essay entitled “What Volunteering has meant to me.” (Please note eligibility criteria.)

Forms should be printed and mailed to:
Disabled American Veterans
National Headquarters
Voluntary Services Department
P. O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Click here to obtain the nomination form and additional information if you are nominating yourself.

Click here if you are a DAV officer or VA employee who wishes to nominate an individual.

http://www.dav.org/volunteers/Scholarship.aspx

AFCEA Military Personnel/Dependents Scholarships 

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing support to U.S. military personnel and their dependents. 

The Educational Foundation offers several scholarships designated for military personnel. The common military personnel/dependents application allows students to be considered for all of the scholarships available (depending on eligibility) by filling out just one application.

Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel), disabled veterans, and to their spouses or dependents who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S.

Veterans enrolled as freshmen, part-time students and/or in two-year institutions are also eligible to apply; all others must be at least second-year college students enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors in four-year institutions at the time of application. Candidates must provide a copy of Certificate of Service, Discharge Form DD214, or facsimile of candidate’s current DoD or Coast Guard Identification Card.(Please black out your Social Security Number when submitting.)

Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.

This information is in effect for the 2013-2014 school year.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be

  1. a U.S. citizen currently
  2. currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States
  3. a qualified freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior
  4. an undergraduate student enrolled at the time of application
  5. enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program

Candidates must be majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; or mathematics.

Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.


Important:


PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors.
If that is not possible, we will accept recommendations from commanding officers/employers in your related field.

Instructions on electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process. Letters will be addressed to:

Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date – electronic submissions in pdf format preferred.

If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.

Contact Info:

Phone: (703) 631-6138 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6138

http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/military.asp

 

Scholarships available to Veterans, their spouses and families

Below are links and a short description to a variety of scholarships available to Veterans, their spouses and families.  Please visit the individual sites for more information on the various scholarships and their deadlines.

Another place to search for potential scholarships would be the school you are planning to attend. These scholarships are available Veterans, Dependents/Spouses and other Scholarship Web Sites…..Please scroll down and click on the links and scholarships below:

 Veterans

American Legion Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.  The applicant must also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.  Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities.

AMVETS – Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship - The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, who are seeking new skills in order to be competitive in the job market.

AMVETS National Scholarship Program - The AMVETS National Scholarship Program is available to financially assist Veterans who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to continue their education. 

AMVETS Scholarships - AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Colonel Christie Marine Corps Scholarship - The Christie Memorial College Assistance Award is given to a former enlisted Marine leaving the Marine Corps to attend a four-year institution.  This award recognizes a Marine who has demonstrated exceptional courage and integrity in the face of great obstacles.  Award will be given as a monthly stipend.

Grand Lodge Matching Funds Scholarship Program - Minnesota Masonic Charities matches the local lodge scholarships, up to the maximum matching award per lodge of $1,500 for 2010.

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship - The Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship is awarded to Veterans who have served under the United States Military Operation in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning Sept. 11, 2001 or later.

Mike Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Mike Nash Scholarship Fund was established in 1991.  Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to: Vietnam era Veterans, dependent children, grandchildren and orphans and widows of deceased Vietnam Veterans, for costs associated with undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Minnesota National Guard Scholarships – Minnesota National Guard has several options for scholarships.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Visit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs site for a listing of education programs available to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing.

NBCC Foundation - The NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship Program is designed to encourage Service Members and Veterans to pursue careers in professional counseling.  The program provides financial support to students who enroll, or seek to enroll, in a CACREP accredited counseling program during or after military service, and who commit to serving military personnel.

Pat Tillman Foundation  – The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action – Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action – Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post- 9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of Service Members (children and spouses). 

Troops to Teachers - The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms.  TTT provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices.

VFW Military Scholarships - The VFW’s Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.

Dependents/Spouses

Air Force Aid Society General George S. Brown Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) - The purpose of the Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) is to provide partial tuition assistance for spouses of Active Duty airmen or officers, who accompany members to overseas locations and will be attending college programs. The focus of the program is on the completion of degree or certificate programs that provide increased occupational opportunities for spouses.

Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program - The Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship - The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is available for children or legally adopted children of active duty U.S. military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

American Legion Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.  The applicant must also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.  Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities.

AMVETS Scholarships - AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program - The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.

Army Emergency Relief: Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) and Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program – The Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) is a need-based education program desinged to provide spouses of active duty or retired Soldiers with financial assistance to pursue a 4-year college degree.  Applicants must apply each year, and scholarship awards do not exceed four academic years.

Army Emergency Relief currently has two spouse scholarship programs, the Overseas Spouse Education Assistance and the State Spouse Education Assistance Program.  In order to offer more education opportunities to Army Spouses, both programs will be consolidated into one spouse program, beginning December 1, 2011.

Fallen Heroes Children’s Education Fund - This education fund will be used to provide funding for education accounts setup in the names of the children of Minnesota’s fallen soldiers. Eligible children are those surviving sons and daughters, including step-children, of fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the conflicts in Afghanistan or Iraq. There are no other qualifications necessary and no application process.

Folds of Honor Foundation - Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of Service Members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation. Our unique scholarships can be applied to schooling now or held by Folds of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund – Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty Service Member who was killed or permanently disabled (100%) rating as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA.  See application form and scholarship rules for complete eligibility details.

Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation (Dependents) - The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action.

Mike Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Mike Nash Scholarship Fund was established in 1991.  Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to: Vietnam era Veterans, dependent children, grandchildren and orphans and widows of deceased Vietnam Veterans, for costs associated with undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions.

Military Officers Association of America Scholarships and Grants – Visit the MOAA Scholarships and Grants site for information on a variety of different scholarships, grants and interest-free loans.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart.

MilitaryOneSource: Military Spouse Alternative Education Funding Resources - Review an extensive listing of Federal, Service Branch, and other programs available to military spouses and family members.

Minnesota National Guard Scholarships – Minnesota National Guard has several options for scholarships.

National Military Family Association (MNMFA) MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – NMFA scholarship funds are awarded only to military ID-carrying Uniformed Services’ spouses (active duty, retiree, Reserve, National Guard, and/or survivor); If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependant ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant. If at any point you are no longer considered to be a spouse of a Service Member, you must notify NMFA immediately.

National Military Family Association Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program - The National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school.

Navy League of the United States - Currently, the Navy League Foundation has a total of 25 endowed scholarships. Navy League Councils across the United States provide additional scholarships to students and Sea Cadets in their cities and regions.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Visit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs site for a listing of education programs available to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing.

Operation Homefront and Saban Family Foundation Announce 2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship - Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides programs to U.S. troops and their families, and the Saban Family Foundation have announced they are accepting applications for the 2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship.

The scholarship award is offered to wives of uniformed service members who want to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Fifteen scholarships of $8,500 each and five scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/technician, nurse assistant training program, and medical transcription. In addition, two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition at vocational nursing programs.

Detailed information on eligibility and the full application are available at the Operation Homefront Web site.

Pat Tillman Foundation  – The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action – Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action – Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post-9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of Service Members (children and spouses).  

Retired Enlisted Association - The Retired Enlisted Association’s (TREA) National Scholarship program. TREA members are proud to be able to offer these scholarships to our Nations high school student. The program is open to any high school student.

Scholarships for Military Children - The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.  If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply! You must be planning to attend a college or university on a full-time basis.

ThanksUSA Scholarships - All dependent children, age 24 and under (as of the application deadline), and all spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel are eligible to apply for scholarships with ThanksUSA®.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship - An ongoing scholarship offer for students with military affiliation, ROTC, and children of military members.  Each semester, three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the winning students.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship Programs – The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs across the nation.  Visit the site to learn more or contact your local VFW.

Search Other Scholarship Web Sites

Scholarship Finder - Complete the Scholarship Finder to conduct a search from over 1,000 scholarships for Veterans and their dependents/spouses.  Millions of dollars in scholarships and grants are available exclusively for the military community.

School Soup Scholarship Finder - SchoolSoup.com has a large scholarship database.  They have been collecting information on scholarships for 18 years.