A person whose spouse (wife or husband) is a member of the nation’s armed forces.

The scholarships listed below are all that apply to the spouses of active duty or retired veterans.


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.

Affordable Military Scholarships – The scholarships listed with this site offer dozens of scholarships based on program and/or degree. Not restricted solely to the spouses of Military Veterans the scholarships listed on this site are for any military family seeking a degree.

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 Scholarship  Provides benefits to veterans, children of veterans, and members of the organizations in the ALA (American Legion Auxiliary).

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.

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, 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: Spouse Education Assistance Program – The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.

Army Women Foundation Legacy Scholarship – Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Coast Guard Foundation – The grants provided here require a family member be active duty or a veteran of the National Guard, and provide educational assistance to their dependents and their spouses.

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.

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.

Hope for the Warriors – Showing scholarships for multiple degrees and schools, the Hope for the Warriors organizations goal is to assist not only the spouses but the dependents with the educational benefits needed to achieve a degree.

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.

Medcerts –  This scholarship is specific to varying degrees in both business and technological fields for the spouse of military personnel. An amount of $4,000 is awarded to qualifying spouses through MYCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Account), paid directly to schools for career training.

Military Children Scholarships – The scholarships provided by the Fisher House Foundation are legacy scholarships meaning that they are for the family member of any active duty or retired military. Listing dozens of scholarships yearly the Fisher House Foundation are proud to support military family.

Military Dependents Scholarship – The (MDS) is a military scholarship for the spouse and/or dependents of military veterans. To receive this scholarship opportunity the veteran must be 100% totally and permanently disabled as a result of, or during military service OR labeled as MIA/KIA.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarships – 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.

Military Family Association Scholarship – The scholarships here are vocational, for a specific degrees in the fields offered by the National Military Family Association.

Military Spouse Scholarships – Created to assist military families and provide essential support to those on the home front. This website has several varying scholarships for spouses attempting to achieve a degree for the future. This site also provides assistance for how to deal with deployment, careers, homecoming, and daily life as a military spouse.

MYCAA – The scholarships offered here are strictly for the spouse of a active member of the military. Those husbands, or wives seeking educational benefits would do well to sift through these scholarships.

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.

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 Scholarships – All dependent children, age 24 and under (as of the application deadline), and all spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel are eligible to apply for scholarships with ThanksUSA®.

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 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).

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship – 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.