This Miscellaneous category is filled with a wide variety of scholarships that could be used to further your education even without receiving GI bill benefits here at UCA. Reading through the scholarships below would be to the benefit of any and every student.

Note: at the bottom of this section there are several scholarship finders that have thousands of scholarships for civilian/military students. 


A. Neumann & Associates Scholarship – This scholarship is available to all students enrolled at a US based college or university, regardless of their country of origin or nationality. Requiring a short essay on an annual basis this scholarship is well worth getting, given the dedication of the organization.

Air Force Aid Society General George S. Brown Spouse Tuition Assistance Program – 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.

American Legion – For the scholarships offered by the American Legion membership is required, either by the student or a relative. These scholarships are military based but with membership anyone can apply.

American Legion Auxiliary – For the scholarships offered by the American Legion membership is required, either by the student or a relative. The scholarships for this branch of the American Legion are specifically for dependents, either child or grandchild of a member or veteran.

Arkansas Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners – Annually, prior to the start of the summer quarter, students in accounting and related programs, as well as law enforcement or criminal justice programs are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Chapter. One scholarship each year is specifically designated for a law enforcement or criminal justice student, while up to five other scholarships are awarded to accounting and related program students.

  • Each scholarship candidate is required to write a letter to the scholarship committee and include a short narrative describing their needs and why they are applying for the scholarship, and their future career goals or aspirations.  A transcript (official or unofficial) must also be included with the letter to the scholarship committee.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is available for single parents pursing higher education goals.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association – This program has a focus on information technology, cybersecurity, 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.

CardsDirect Scholarship: We want your help designing our next top-selling holiday card – and are proud to offer our scholarship program. The winner of our Future Designer Scholarship will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a secondary institution of their choice and will have their designs featured as products on our site.

CGTrader Scholarship: Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2019 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

EZ-Storit Scholarship – EZstorit.com has annual scholarships for both eligible military and civilian students at an accredited school. There are a wide variety of scholarships available here for traditional and non-tradition students.

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.

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarships – 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.

Hoshizaki Ice Maker Scholarship – An annual scholarship for spring and fall semesters to benefit students involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused fields of study. An award of $1000 will be sent to the office of Financial Aid of the winning applicant’s institution, funds may be used for tuition, books, food, etc at the applicants discretion.

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.

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.

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.

This 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.

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.

(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.

The Eight and Forty Nursing Scholarship -The 8 & 40 is rooted in supporting the medical community specifically those professionals directly involved in respiratory illnesses in children.To request an application for the National Lung & Respiratory Scholarship please contact Salon National, PO Box 1108, Lake Dallas, Texas 75065-1108. Email requests are are also accepted at lasecretaire@8and40.org. Please include name, address, phone and email information in the request. All completed applications must be received by May 15th each year. This scholarship is annual.

U.S. Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training. Our mission is simple: We Honor Marines by Educating Their Children. To learn more visit: www.mcsf.org.

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.


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 2017-2018 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



Scholarship websites and phone applications.

Career One Stop – This website offers over 7,500 scholarships for active duty and retired military as well as their dependents/spouses. If you expend all of your GI bill the main section of this website – https://www.careeronestop.org offers various scholarships for civilian students as well.

Federal Student Aid – For general information about scholarships, loans, grants, or work-study positions this website offers a plethora of up-to-date information. Highly recommended for first time students seeking to understand how they can get the most out of their benefits and educational quality.

Scholly – If you need scholarships, having scholly is a good step forward. So far scholly has helped students earn over $50 million towards college. Scholly is also a phone application, and the scholarships listed here are for civilian/military students.

Scholarship Finder –  Millions of dollars in scholarships and grants are available exclusively for the military community. The scholarships offered here have a diverse eligibility, but most may not apply to you unless you.

Fastweb Scholarship Finder – Veteran specific scholarship finder with a mass of a million or so scholarships. This database is constantly changing, updating the scholarships that are still available and removing scholarships whose period of eligibility has ended. Note that this database is only for veterans not active duty, reserve/guard, their dependents or spouses

Scholly (phone app)