Scholarships for veterans, active military and family members of veterans

There are many resources available to assist veterans and family members of veterans with tuition costs.  The following resources may assist you in your search for additional funding opportunities. 

General information for scholarships for veterans and family members:

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) offers many different programs and services that support to those in the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard.  

Information for college credit for military service:

​The American Council on Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE’s credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide and on military transcripts.

You may qualify for the Post 9/11 - GI Bill If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

Scholarship information for Navy personnel:

The Navy college fund (NCF) is a United States scholarship program available for eligible personnel after the completion of service.

Scholarship information for children of veterans:

The Depentents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently disabled due to a service-related condition or of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.

Scholarship information for children of Marine Corps veterans:

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.

Scholarship information for active duty and veteran women:

The Women’s Memorial Foundation offers scholarships for active duty or veteran women pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies.

Financial aid (loans) information for children of Navy and Marine Corps veterans or active duty:

The Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors.

Scholarship information for active members or children of members of the National Association for Uniformed Services:

The National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS) provides scholarships to members as well as the spouse or children of NAUS members.