A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning “old”) 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.

The scholarships listed below are for military veterans, whether or not the veteran meets the eligibility and time frame of which these scholarships is available is the problem.

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.

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.

AMVETS – Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship – The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, who are seeking new skills in order to be competitive in the job market.

AMVETS National Scholarship Program – The AMVETS National Scholarship Program is available to financially assist Veterans who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to continue their education.

AMVETS Scholarships – AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association – This program has a focus on information technology, cyber-security, 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 Women’s Foundation – The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.

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.

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.

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship – 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 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.

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.

(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.

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).

Tidwell Veterans Scholarship – The Tidwell Veterans Scholarship Fund is created as a designated endowed fund of the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. for the purpose of providing scholarships to full time students who are veterans of military service.

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.

VFW Legislative Fellowship scholarship – In keeping with VFW’s commitment to student veterans’ success, the VFW is once again partnering with Student Veterans of America (SVA) to host the 2019 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program, providing 10 exemplary student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their community.