Active Duty

A person who is active duty is in the military full time. They work for the military full time, may live on a military base, and can be deployed at any time. Persons in the Reserve or National Guard are not full-time active duty military personnel, although they can be deployed at any time should the need arise.

The definition above is part of the criteria for the scholarships listed below. Should you not be active duty in the military. There are various other scholarships offered on this site for you to look through, otherwise the scholarships below are all those applicable to UCA students who are active duty.


 

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students: This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you. Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, 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 and must be either a non-traditional student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal education was interrupted or a non-traditional student who is just beginning his/her education at a later point in life. American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship recipients are not eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

AMVETS – Many of the scholarships offered by AMVETS are branch specific, but those offered have at least one for every current branch. The scholarships provided are also time sensitive.

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.

Anchor Scholarship Foundation: The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel. Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria:
-Academic performance-Character-Extracurricular-Financial need. Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied to tuition and tuition related expenses only. Dependent children must be pursuing a 4-year degree (BA or BS) at a 4-year college or university in the United States. Dependent spouses may be pursuing an Associates, BA or BS at a 2 or 4-year college or university in the United States. Anchor Scholarships cannot be used to fund Graduate degrees.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association – This program has a focus on information technology, cyber-security, telecommunications. and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year.

Army Women’s Foundation – The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.

eLearners Military Scholarship – eLearners offers scholarships for the spouses and dependents of active duty military. A minority of their scholarships are also for the active duty members themselves. Their scholarships are for all branches of the military.

Fisher House Military Family Scholarships – The provided here are for the benefit of military families whom are looking for scholarships either for the veteran/active military member themselves, spouses, or their children.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – 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.

Marine Corps Tanker Association – Applicant must be a child, grandchild, or under guardianship of a Marine Corps Tanker who was or is active, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged, who served in a MARINE CORPS TANK
UNIT. The applicant’s sponsor must be a member of the MCTA or, if the application is accepted,
the sponsor must join the MCTA. Applicant may also be a Marine or Navy Corpsman currently
serving in a Marine Corps Tank Unit.

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.

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.

(SR)Education Group: Providing over $200,000 worth of scholarships since 2010 this online resource for education is well worth a look, they offer several scholarships both civilian and military based. Dedicated to the education of students traditional and Non-traditional, the SR Education Group is a motivated and reliable resource for scholarships along with general college information.

Student Veterans of America – The SVA have a multitude of scholarships for every branch of the armed forces, and their dependents/spouses.

The 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).

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.