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 sections 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 Websites…..Please scroll down and click on the links and scholarships below:


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.

Reserve/Guard: A military reserve, reserve formation, or simply reserve, is a group of military personnel or units which are initially not committed to a battle by their commander so that they are available to address unforeseen situations or exploit suddenly developing opportunities.

The National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, is a reserve military force, composed of National Guard military members or units of each state.

Veterans: A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field. This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces.

Spouse: A person whose spouse (wife or husband) is a member of the nation’s armed forces. The scholarships listed here are for the spouse of active duty military or veterans, who wish to pursue a higher education. These scholarships do not require that the spouse be the veterans dependent.

Dependents/ROTCMilitary dependents are the spouse(s), children, and possibly other familial relationship categories of a sponsoring military member for purposes of pay as well as special benefits, privileges and rights. 

ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, ROTC can pay for your college tuition.

Miscellaneous: 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.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for the upcoming terms (2019-2020), here are some available scholarship opportunities below:

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


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:


Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program (Currently Unavailable)

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, or by phone on (703) 642-5360.


Disabled American Veterans established the “Jesse Brown Scholarship Fund” (Currently Unavailable) 

In memory of the late Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jesse Brown, the Disabled American Veterans has established the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth 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.

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 22033An 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

Folds Of Honor

Scholarships are used to subsidize the costs of tuition, school books, fees, on-campus room and board, approved educational tutoring, and other approved educational expenses that a student’s school may deem appropriate.

Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000. Award amount is based on the “unmet need” calculated on the Financial Need page of the application.

The Scholarship application is open February 1st – March 31st each year.