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Scholarships for Veterans and Military Families

In Honour of all veterans and military families, Scholist App has highlighted some scholarships for veterans and family members of veterans.

We are thankful for years of relentless service and sacrifices, we hope this list is helpful.

Make sure to take note of the deadlines and eligibility.

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AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships: Undergraduate Only

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. The AFCEA NOVA chapter has partnered with the AFCEA Educational Foundation to make these awards possible.

Students actively pursuing a credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) subjects at a U.S. elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools are eligible. Current credential and licensure students must have completed a bachelor’s of science degree. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded.

Award: $2,500

Deadline: November 30, 2022


  • Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services 

  • Honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who deployed abroad in support of one of the Overseas Contingency Operations (Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation New Dawn; Operation Inherent Resolve; Operation Freedom's Sentinel). 

  • Recipients must be currently enrolled and attending classes in an undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States (see eligibility section paragraph 4 for list of acceptable STEM majors). 

  • Distance learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. 

  • U.S. citizen currently enrolled and attending a four-year accredited college or university in the United States as a sophomores or junior at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply. You cannot apply the year you are graduating. 

  •  Candidates must be majoring in the C4I-related fields related to the mission of AFCEA

  •  Served in Overseas Contigency Operations (from 2003 to present) - provide DD214 or Certificate of Service. Paperwork must verify deployment. Military Scholarship Competition 2022

Allied van lines is excited to kick start the opportunity of offering their first ever Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship, available to all those current or former active duty military and their dependents who qualify. Upon the contest’s close date, two lucky winners will be selected to be the recipients of an award totaling $1,000 each.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: December 15,2022


  • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).

  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

  • Applicants must be one of the following below:

  1. An honorably discharged veteran or current member of the active military (including National Guard and Reserves).

  2. A spouse of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.

  3. A child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.

  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.

  • Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of Allied Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.

Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn Scholarship

The Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn Scholarship offer is for unmarried, dependent children of past and present enlisted Navy medical personnel who have served with the Marine Corps. Applicants must provide exactly two recommendations, one academic and one community. Applicants must provide an official transcript and SAT/ACT scores if applicable.

Award: Varies

Deadline: April 15,2023


  • Must be an undergraduate student

  • Must attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school

  • Citizenship requirements: US

  • Restricted to single students

  • Must study full-time

  • Must be a dependent of the service(s) specified aboveMust be in or a veteran of the U.S. Navy

Colonel Kathleen Swacina Scholarship

The Col. Kathleen Swacina Scholarship awards one female college student a $1,500 scholarship to be applied toward the student's ongoing higher-level academic education at an accredited four-year school. Community college students in their first two years are eligible if they will continue on to an accredited four-year college or university. 

Award: $1,500

Deadline: November 30, 2022


  • Must be a member of the U.S. armed forces or enrolled in a ROTC program; an honorably discharged veteran of the .S. armed forces; or a direct descendant of an AFCEA member or an honorably discharged member of the armed forces. 

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time college/university student at an accredited institution attending schools in or residing in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama, including community colleges

  • Undergraduate students must be at the sophomore or junior level. Must have completed one semester in community college (if applicable).  

  • Graduate students must have completed at least two courses but are not graduating in the current academic year. 

  • Students must maintain an overall 2.8 GPA. 

  • Students must major in a STEM-related area of study in support of the mission of AFCEA. 

FRA Education Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to students pursuing trade school, community and four year college, and graduate degrees.

Award: Up to $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2023


  • Students may apply for Foundation scholarships if they are affiliated with the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard through their own service or that of a spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.

  • FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of Foundation scholarships.

  • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and full-time students at an accredited U.S. trade school, community college, college or university.

Legacy Scholarship Program

The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) 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. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need. The AWF Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas:

  • Certificate Programs and Community College coursework scholarships are awarded for $1,000.

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,500 and $3,000.

Award : $2,500 - $3,000

Deadline: January 21,2023.


  • Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard or the lineal descendant of a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and must be currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited certificate granting institution.

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at or accepted into an accredited college or university and have completed 30 credit hours of course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Credit hours must be completed prior to application deadline. (Undergraduate Scholarship)

  • Applicant must have achieved an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled in or accepted into a Graduate level program — Masters or Doctorate (Graduate Scholarship)

Marine corps Scholarship Foundation

The Scholarship Foundation guarantees scholarships of $30,000 over four years ($7,500 per year) to eligible children.

Award: $7,500

Deadline: N/A


  • Child or step-child of one of the following:

  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

  • Demonstrate financial need through a family adjusted gross income of $112,000 or less for the 2021 tax year

  • Attending or planning to attend a school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website for the upcoming academic year

  • Submit a completed application with all required documents by the deadline

* Veterans must have received an honorable discharge.

The Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veteran

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.

Awarded to ten applicants (veterans or veteran's spouses/partner and children) seeking a graduate education in an accredited degree program related to technology.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2022


  • Must be a legal residents of the united states only

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in the United States

  • Must show financial need

  • US military service, or the spouse/partner or child of someone who has served.

  • Must be Accepted to an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program related to technology.

  • Must exhibit interest in a career related to technology.

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an combat mission or training accident.

Award: Varies

Deadline: N/A


The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has:

  • Been killed in action.

  • Become 100% total & permanently disabled as a direct result of a combat mission, with priority given to those who have a single combat-related disability rated at 70% or more. This does not apply to Servicemembers who are Silver Star or Purple Heart Medal recipients as they only need and combined 100% Total and Permanent disability rating. (Qualifying parent must have received an Honorable Discharge.)

  • Suffered a major limb amputation due to enemy action

  • Been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

  • Been awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, or the Coast Guard Cross.

  • Been involved in a training accident that resulted in the death of the service member or caused an immediate inability to continue serving (100% total and permanently disabled).

Applicants must also be

  • Currently in the spring semester of their senior year of high school, a high school graduate, or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.

  • Under the age of 26 at the time of application

Wesley C. Cameron Scholarship

Navy League Foundation guarantees this support by awarding scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of veterans or active duty sea service men and women, as well as members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Award: $10,000

Deadline: March 14, 2023


Applicants must be

  • Students properly enrolled in any curriculum at an accredited institution of higher education

  • the child or grandchild of a member of the sea services, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

Women's Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship

The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.

This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. Two (2) $1,500.00 scholarships will be given annually. The recipients will be notified by mail or email. The checks will be forwarded to the acceptance institutions.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: February 2, 2023


  • Must be a United States Citizen.

  • Must be a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a

  • Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship

  • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college

  • Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of an Army Service

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