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Deadline
June 1
Amount
$500-$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
    875 North Randolph Street Suite 225
    Arlington, VA 22203
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an eligible post-secondary, technical or vocational institution. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be active duty servicemembers accepted to the Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program or the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program.
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Deadline
February 15
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Kansas
    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Room 113
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.
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Deadline
April 30
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    AMVETS National Headquarters
    4647 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, MD 20706-4380
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to full tuition
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
February 15
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Kansas
    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$2,500-$3,500
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Deadline
March 16
Amount
$500-$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Room 113
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
May 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Maine
    21 College Avenue
    Waterville, ME 04901
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 15
Amount
$5,000
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Deadline
February 15
Amount
$500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Kansas
    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 15
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
    2720 E. Lincoln
    Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is a U.S. veteran who was honorably discharged after September 15, 1940. They must also have taken the SAT or ACT.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
April 30
Amount
$1,000
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Deadline
May 1
Amount
$500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Maine
    21 College Avenue
    Waterville, ME 04901
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
April 17
Amount
$2,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
    477 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001-2694
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be the spouses or children of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
April 15
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association
    125 N. West Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must have a father or grandfather who was in the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Fleet Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Full tuition
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Bureau of Veterans' Services
    117 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0117
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.
  • Description
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Deadline
May 1
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Maine Community Foundation
    245 Main Street
    Ellsworth, ME 04605
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.
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Deadline
March 2
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
    P.O. Box 3008
    Princeton, NJ 08543-3008
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children of one of the following: an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine, a U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps or a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Applicants can also be grandchildren of one of the following: A U.S. Marine who served with the 4th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association, a U.S. Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association or a U.S. Marine who served in the 531 Gray Ghost Squadron and is/was a member of their association. Applicants must be either high school graduates or undergraduate students. There is a family income limit.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
June 30
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Imagine America Foundation
    12001 Sunset Valley
    Suite 203
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$500-$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Military Family Support Trust
    1010 American Eagle Boulevard
    Box 301
    Sun City Center, FL 33573
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1500 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0. The award is renewable for four years.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
None
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Benefits Administration
    810 Vermont Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20420
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Varies
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Benefits Administration
    810 Vermont Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20420
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
June 6
Amount
$2,500-$3,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Naval Enlisted Reserve Association
    6703 Farragut Avenue
    Falls Church, VA 22042-2189
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association in good standing or their spouses, children or grandchildren. Children and grandchildren of members must be single and under 23 years of age on the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or students who are already pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
End of January
Amount
Up to full tuition plus stipend and allowance
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
    Naval Service Training Command Officer Development
    NAS Pensacola
    250 Dallas Street, Suite A
    Pensacola, FL 32508
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be accepted to or attending a college with an NROTC program. They must complete naval science and other specified university courses and attend a summer training session. Scholarships are available for two or four years, depending on time of application.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
January 20
Amount
Tuition plus stipend
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
    Naval Service Training Command Officer Development
    NAS Pensacola
    250 Dallas Street, Suite A
    Pensacola, FL 32508
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must plan to attend an eligible college or university. They must commit to eight years of military service, four of which must be on active duty. The scholarship pays full tuition and fees plus a stipend for textbooks.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
January 31
Amount
Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Chief of Naval Education and Training/NROTC

    ,
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Up to $1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Bureau for Veterans Affairs
    Building S-0-47
    Fort Indiantown Gap
    Annville, PA 17003
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
February 15
Amount
$1,500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Kansas
    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Wisconsin
    2930 American Legion Drive
    P.O. Box 388
    Portage, WI 53901
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
February 13
Amount
$2,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Defense Commissary Agency
    Attn: OC
    1300 E Avenue
    Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    South Dakota Board of Regents
    306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501-2545
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
February 15
Amount
$500
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    American Legion, Department of Kansas
    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
March 1
Amount
Varies
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Deadline
June 30
Amount
Up to $5,895
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
Varies
Amount
Full tuition
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    New Mexico Higher Education Department
    Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship
    2048 Galisteo Street
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
No later than 60 days after the start of classes
Amount
Up to full tuition
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
    30 W. Mifflin Street
    P.O. Box 7843
    Madison, WI 53707-7843
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and must have served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed their initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal. Students must have received an honorable discharge and be working toward a degree or certificate. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Funds are awarded upon course completion.
  • Description
  • How to apply
Deadline
January 31
Amount
$1,500-$3,000
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$500-$1,000
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