Veterans need to be respected and considered with dignity. They have given all their life’s vigor to serve the country and protect all other citizens without considering their families and themselves. So once after their honorable serving from the service when they need support financially and emotionally, it should be made possible. When women veterans are concerned, the conditions are even more intense. After their active service, either in the military, navy, or air force, they might have to face unprecedented situations which would have been faced by courage and heartiness.
According to surveys, over 2 million women are veterans surviving in the United States today. Women veterans count up to 10% of the total. Scholarships for veterans are available based explicitly on their service in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, or Coast Guard. Scholarships ensure the promise of education for those suffering from financial burdens, especially in a challenging phase of life. Selected organizations come up with supporting possibilities to bring them up in life.
1. Heroes at Home Scholarships for Women Veterans
The scholarship is intended to change women’s lives with the support of the Royal Neighbors Foundation. Female veterans are aimed mainly through the Heroes at Home Scholarship Program. To be eligible, the applicants need to be female veterans, be included in the list of personnel officers who have completed their service, exhibit leadership qualities, and show community involvement.
Provided by: Royal Neighbors of America
Deadline: June 1
2. Trident University International Scholarship Program
The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, with the association from Trident University International, acknowledges the significance of education and its part in individual, specialized, and fiscal realization. The association provides full-ride scholarships to women soldiers in service or the past ones to achieve their respective educational targets. The students need to be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree. Scholarships are awarded merely for coursework from Trident International and are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. The applicants have to be women who have served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. They should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for previous coursework.
Provided by: Army Women’s Foundation
Deadline: Yet to be decided
3. Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veteran Scholarship
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation mainly aims to support their educational goals: Illinois veterans. The amount might be different every time, but it is awarded every year, used for books, housing expenses, school fees, and tuition. The applicant has to be an honorably discharged veteran with a permanent Illinois address and enrolled as a part-time or full-time student at a 2 or 4 year College or University, Vocational or Technical School in Illinois. Financial requirement and the quality of merit is analyzed before selecting the winner.
Provided by: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
Eligibility: Honorable discharged veteran
Deadline: March 1
4. Education Foundation Scholarships
Fleet Reserve Association has the mission of educating service members, veterans, and their families and, through that, educating the future of the country itself. FRA Education Foundation has been set up with backup from DoD and VA education benefits to holding up with students‘ needs to continue higher education. Deserving students are identified and made part of the program by awarding the scholarship amount. Students in their trade school, community and four-year college, and graduate degrees can apply. More than $90,000 is put across every year in the name of a scholarship by the Foundation. The selection of the candidates is done based on financial need, academic standing, character, and leadership qualities. The students who are allied with the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard through their service or that of a spouse, parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent may apply for the scholarship. The recipients need to be U.S. citizens and full-time students at an accredited U.S. trade school, community college, college, or university.
Provided by: Fleet Reserve Association/ FRA Education Foundation
Deadline: April 15
5. The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship has created chances for the family members of service members and veterans to move closer to their dream of continued education. The amount for the scholarship is provided with help from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees. Since it was established, more than $1 million has been given away as scholarships to military families across the U.S. In order to be eligible, one should be a veteran with a complete service-connected disability or a spouse surviving a deceased service member, or an existing child of a deceased service member from a service-related death. The applicant needs to be presently enrolled or planning to be registered in a college or university by the spring semester of 2022, continuing with an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree. They should be at ease in sharing the stories that they experienced personally in their lives with the Veterans United Foundation. An essay typed about the personal loss, the overcoming experiences, and the current life situations and hope in continuing education in college should be included. The financial need would be substantiated by the Veterans United Foundation awards team after the submission of the application.
Provided by: Veterans United Foundation
Deadline: March 31
6. Special Operations Warrior Foundation Scholarships
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation makes sure that every student has enough reserves required to be at the finest college for which they qualify.
The scholarship is provided as grants and not as loans and can be used to continue education at four-year private and public schools, two-year community colleges, vocational-technical training, and career institutions.
Provided by: Special Operations Warrior Foundation
7. Colonel Aaron Burgstein Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Judith Burgstein in honor of their dutiful son and AFA Lifetime Member, Colonel Aaron Burgstein. It is intended to support minor dependents of Active Duty, retired, or previous service members of all branches, reservists, or National Guard members who are/will be pursuing a two or four-year degree at an accredited college/university. The scholarship is prioritized to those dependents whose parent/guardian have served in active duty status for eight years or more and died while serving or considered as a wounded warrior through the Air Force Wounded Warrior program. Supporting funds have been contributed by family, friends, and colleagues. The award is categorized as a non-renewable one, and the winner is selected by a non-AFA committee depending on the academic achievement, strong character, commitment to others, and future goals. The scholarship is disbursed as a check to the college or university of the recipient and can be put to use for any expenses related to educational needs.
Provided by: Air Force Association
Deadline: April 30, 2022
8. Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship
The Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) are aimed at providing financial help for service members and veterans for taking their dreams forwards to continue with educational goals without the tension of student loan debt. They are taking it as another way to thank the veterans who fought for the freedom of the common man. The scholarship is limited to one in a particular family every semester. The amount has to be put to use by the end of the school semester and is restricted to use only against tuition and fees. The amount would be remunerated straight to the accredited schools. The applicants have to be citizens of the United States, be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve, completed Basic Training and follow-on training, distinguished with or now hold a military rank of E-5 or below, show the need for the scholarship amount, and be registered to or currently admitted in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Provided by: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Deadline: Fall semester-April 30th, spring semester- November 15 November 15
9. Dr. Aurelio M. Caccamo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship
AMVETS proudly announces the scholarships for veterans who are included in the membership of the National Guard and Reserves, who are actively looking forward to seeking a better job prospect. They are obliged to receive financial assistance from veterans/guardsmen/reservists who are finding it difficult in every which way to get along with the educational expenses. The scholarship is a one-time award, and it ensures and protects the privileges of all American Veterans who have served honorably. This is also to make them allow enhancing their quality of life along with their families and the community in which they live. The applicant has to be a United States veteran or member of the National Guard or Reserves, be a United States citizen, have a considerable need for financial want, have a high school diploma or GED, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program.
Provided by: AMVETS National Service Foundation
Deadline: April 30
10. The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship
The scholarship, which was established by Sacramento Region Community Foundation, emerges to assist the individuals who are looking forth to advance the skills for a career or to make the current situations better through education. Scholarships are provided to veterans served honorably in the United States Armed Forces or a surviving spouse, dependent child, or grandchild of a U.S. Veteran. Wounded personnel or a surviving spouse, dependent child, or grandchild of personnel killed or wounded while on active duty as a result of their service to the nation would be preferred over the others. The applicant has to be pursuing a degree at an accredited college, university, or trade school with the considerable need of financial requirements. The awards can be renewed for four years.
Provided by: Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000