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.

Air Force Association – A larger collection of branch specific and universal military scholarships. Encompassing active duty, veteran, dependent and spouse scholarships to supplement their education.

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.

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.

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.

Army Emergency Relief – A scholarship for the child of an Army soldier or Veteran. Any student that meets the eligibility for this scholarship can receive up to 4 years with it, although the student has to reapply for the scholarship yearly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Government Veteran Scholarship Database – This site offers informational tips for looking up scholarships as well as applying for them. The scholarships provided here are for all branches of the military and open to active duty, veterans, reserve/guard, dependents, and spouses.

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 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.

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

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 not only for guard and reserve. The scholarships provided here also supplement spouse and dependent education.

Navy Engineering Scholarships and Careers – Offers a great technology and engineering degree for those willing to commit to a service obligation.

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.

Navy Medical Scholarships – These Scholarships require a 2-4 year service obligation after use, but fully pay tuition for a 4 year degree in a pre-decided field. The scholarships here range from health care services, engineering, and aviation.

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.

Other HPU Scholarship Links – For new incoming freshmen/transfer students, HPU offers competitive merit scholarships and other need and non-need scholarships/grants through the admissions process.

Operation Homefront and Saban Family Foundation Announce 2011 Saban Military Spouse Educational Scholarships – 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.

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.

Quit Smoking Scholarship – This scholarship requires a short essay on the dangers, long-term effects, and etc. of smoking. Specific to graduate students but open to both military/civilian and traditional/non-traditional students.

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.

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

ThanksUSA.org – ThanksUSA is a proud provider of need-based scholarships for veterans, their dependents, and spouses. Need-based scholarships being vocational and technological based, for specific degrees.

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.

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. This program provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices.

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.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarships – 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.

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.

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.

School Soup Scholarship Finder – SchoolSoup.com has a large scholarship database, which they have been collecting for the last 18 years. The scholarships offered here are primarily civilian, although that should not stop any dependents, spouse, active duty, or former military from looking through them.