Military scholarships are one of the most common financial awards. Children of military personnel will discover some wide options here as we list some of the best military scholarships.
AMVETS is a great source for a variety of scholarships for children and grandchildren of veterans. Graduating high school students can snag this award if they have a 3.0 GPA and financial need. AMVETS scholarships range from $1,000-$4,000. This scholarship is not only for the kids, but Veterans are eligible too.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to children of Marines or former Marines who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or whom have died in combat since 9/11. Applicants meet income requirements and carry a 2.0 minimum GPA. The foundation also offers scholarships to grandchildren of certain veterans.
If one of your parents served in the corps and this is your first time in college, you may be eligible for one of these scholarships. This is an abundant award as the foundation gave away more than $6 million to eligible students last year alone.
Every year, the New York chapter of the American Logistics Association awards scholarships to children of military parents. Awards are only for undergraduates and require a 3.5 minimum GPA. Applicants need to demonstrate academic achievement, community leadership, and extracurricular participation. They also consider work experience, outside appraisal, financial need and family circumstances.
The Heart of a Marine Foundation awards scholarships to children of the armed forces. This is an easy application as it is one of the few scholarships which do not have a minimum GPA requirement. Students must submit a 500-word essay describing how they exemplify the concepts of loyalty, patriotism, honor, respect and concern for others.
The Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship grants scholarships to children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews of female members of the Army. Open to graduating high school seniors, they must have a 3.5 minimum GPA. Selections are made based on academic achievement, leadership, recommendations and a biographical sketch.
The Air Force Association offers scholarships for dependents of Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen. The scholarship is open only to graduating high school seniors who will study for a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Recipients are chosen according to academic achievement, good character and financial need.
High school seniors and current college students of members or former members of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force can apply for a financial scholarship through the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. Applicants need to be unmarried and under the age of 24 during the year of application.
The Tailhook Educational Foundation provides scholarships to children and grandchildren of individuals who serve or formerly served in the U.S. Navy. Applicants must be accepted to an undergraduate program at an accredited university. Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program gives financial awards to children of Army soldiers. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. No minimum GPA required for this award.
There are in fact, so many scholarships for military children we decided not to stop at 10, but throw in a few more good awards to check out. Good Luck!
John Cornelius/Max English Memorial Scholarship : The Marine Corps Tankers Association offers awards to children members of the Marine Corps Tank Unit and current members of the MCTA. This scholarship is open to any level of studies.
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program: The Air Force Society grants scholarship money to college students under the age of 24 and if their parents are eligible. Students receive $2,000 grants.
Army Scholarship Foundation: College students or those enrolled in technical education programs may be eligible for $500-$2,000 scholarships. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 2.0 GPA, be younger than 24, and fill out the FAFSA.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: This joint program offers a variety of funding opportunities, including the NMCRS Gold Star Scholarship, offered to children of fallen sailors or Marines.
Navy League of the United States Scholarship Program: These financial awards are open to children of Navy members, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and the Naval Sea Cadet Corps members. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA.