External Military Scholarships

Scholarship Title

(X indicates who is eligible for the scholarships)

Amount Special Conditions
  Veterans/Active Duty Spouse Dependent    
37th Division Veterans Association X   X Varies  
Air Force Aid Society Scholarships     X $2000 Need-based
Air Force Association Scholarship X X X Varies Website is home to several scholarships
Air Force ROTC X     Depends  
Air Force ROTC Enlisted Scholarship X     Depends  
Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship X     Depends  
Air Force ROTC In-College Scholarship X     Depends  
Air Force Sergeants Association     X $1000 Must meet certain requirements. Applications for upcoming school year are available between Nov 1-Mar 31
Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship     X $1000-$2000 Dependents of enlisted personnel
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship X X X Varies Applicant must be a member and check with local chapter for information
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship X X X $500-$3000 Architecture majors only. Only 20 students selected.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship X X X $5000 Accounting majors
American Legion Auxiliary: Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship     X $2500-$3500 American Legion Auxiliary dependents (includes grandchildren)
American Legion Auxiliary: Non Traditional Student  X     $2000 American Legion Auxiliary members and dependents
American Legion Legacy Scholarship     X Varies Parent must have died in the line of duty. Award is based on income.
American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Programs X X X $3000 Must be in final year or one year graduate of Engineering or Physical Science degree.
AMVETS Scholarship Program X   X $1000-$4000 Academic excellence and financial need.
Annabella Crummond McMath Scholarship     X Varies Female descendants of Confederate soldiers seeking Liberal Arts degree
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Education Foundation (AFCEA) X X X Varies Science Major and must be in ROTC, Graduate school, or other educational institution
Army Emergency Relief: MG James Ursano Scholarship     X Limited Based on financial need, academic excellence, and leadership/achievements
Army Emergency Relief Stateside Education Assistance Program   X   Varies Need-based
Army Scholarship Foundation X     $500-$2000 Yearly; must reapply every year
Army Women's Foundation Scholarship X   X $1000-$2500 Available for female service members and their children
AVScholars.com Pay for College X X X Varies  
Blinded Veterans Association, Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship   X X Varies Child or spouse of legally blind veteran
Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund     X Varies Pay grade of E-6 or below
Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force Scholarship Program     X Varies Dependents of active duty or retired
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance X X X Varies  
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships X X X $4000-$20000 Competitive
Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship     X Varies Must be a daughter of Commissioned Officer
Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship X     $3000 One time award
Expectational Financial Need Scholarship program for Disadvantaged Students X X X $100-$4000 Student must have financial need and be seeking degree in Medicine
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship (Member)   X X Varies Must be a member of FRA
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship (Non Member)   X X Varies  
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship   X Varies Must show financial need, academic excellence, and leadership
Fort Meade Officers' Spouses' Club   X   Varies Spouse of service member stationed or assigned to Fort Meade
Fraternal Order UDT/SEAL Education Grant     X Varies  
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund     X Varies Child of soldier that died in line of duty, 100% disabled, or considered POW/MIA
Future Use Scholarship     X Varies Apply between birth-11th grade. See website for more information
Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Scholarship Fund     X Varies Child of member who served with Navy River Patrol Force
Harry S. Truman Scholarship X X X $30000 School must nominate student
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship X X X Varies Requirements vary
Home Front America Inc. American Patriot Freedom Scholarship X X X Varies  
Immediate Use Scholarship   X X Varies See website for more information
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship X X X $6000 Must show academic merit, leadership, and community service
Joseph A. McAlinden Divers Scholarship     X $500-$2500 For Navy or Marine Corps dependents and have 2.0 GPA or higher
Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association     X Varies For children association members only
Marianas Naval Officers' Wives' Club Scholarship   X X Varies Children/Spouse of Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation     X up to $30000 Must reapply each year
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation       $7500 Particular attention is given to students who have lost a parent or had a parent wounded in the line of duty
Marine Corps Tankers Association Eligibility     X $2000 Child, grandchild, or under guardianship of Marine Corps Tanker. Sponsor must also be a member or join MCTA
Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Fund     X Varies Have to be a member
Military Order of the Purple Heart X   X Varies  
Military Spouses Scholarships   X   Varies  
MyCAA   X   Up to $4000 Tuition assistance for eligible military spouses.
NACME Scholarships X X X $20000 Engineering scholarship
National Military Family Association Scholarship   X   Varies Can go towards Undergraduate or Graduate degree
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution     X Depends  
NCAA Scholarship     X $3000-$12500 Sports or sport related studies (Sports Journalism)
Non Commissioned Officers Association   X X Varies Children must be under 25 years old
NSBE Scholarships X X X $1500-$3000 Engineering majors
Re-apply Scholarship     X Varies  
Ron Brown Scholarship     X Varies Highly competitive
San Diego Naval Officers' Wives Club Scholarship   X X Varies Must have served tour in San Diego since 1985
Scholarships for Military Children     X $1500 Must be under 23 and have a 3.0 GPA
Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy/Centennial Program Scholarship X     $3000 Iraq-Afghanistan combat wounded veteran who has an Associates degree and is pursuing a Bachelors in Education
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships X X X $200-$5000 Women majoring in Engineering or Computer Science
Special Operations Warrior Foundation     X Varies For children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident
STEM Scholarship X X X Max $30,000

For Veteran or Fry Scholar enrolled in a STEM degree program who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours. 


Veterans or Fry Scholars who have earned a STEM degree who are now seeking a teaching certification.

ThanksUSA Scholarships   X X $3000 Students completing Certificate program or Masters program are not eligible
That Others May Live Scholarship     X Varies For children whose USAF parents or guardians were lost in a personnel recovery mission, training or other personnel recovery collateral mission
The Mike Nash Scholarship Fund     X Varies Vietnam Veterans, dependents, grandchildren, orphans, or widows
Tillman Military Scholars X X X $11000 Scholarship can go towards books, room/board, or child care
Transition Application     X Varies See website for more information
United Negro College Fund Scholarships X X X Varies  
VA Mortgage Center/Military Education Scholarship X X X $1500 To students with personal or familial military ties
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship X X X $2000 GPA of 2.5 or higher
VFW Military Family Scholarship X     $3000 VFW members who are currently serving or have been discharged within the last 36 months
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program     X $1000-$25000 For 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders
Women in Defense Horizons Scholarship Foundation X     Varies Junior year or higher and pursuing a degree in National Security