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.


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.