External Military Scholarships

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UAA Scholarships

There are a variety of UAA, University of Alaska, and State of Alaska grants and scholarships available to students. Some scholarships require an application, some are automatically awarded once eligibility conditions are met after submitting your first application for admission.

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External Military Scholarships

Beyond scholarships offered through the University of Alaska and State of Alaska, following are a compilation of military-affiliated scholarships available from a variety of organizations external from the university.

Scholarship Title Eligibility Amount Special Conditions
37th Division Veterans Association Veterans/Active Duty, Dependent Varies  
Air Force Aid Society Scholarships Dependent $2,000 Need-based
Air Force Association Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies Website is home to several scholarships
Air Force ROTC Veterans/Active Duty Depends  
Air Force ROTC Enlisted Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty Depends  
Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty Depends  
Air Force ROTC In-College Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty Depends  
Air Force Sergeants Association Dependent $1,000 Must meet certain requirements. Applications for upcoming school year are available between Nov 1-Mar 31
Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Dependent $1000-$2000 Dependents of enlisted personnel
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies Applicant must be a member and check with local chapter for information
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $500-$3000 Architecture majors only. Only 20 students selected.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $5,000 Accounting majors
American Legion Auxiliary: Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship Dependent $2500-$3500 American Legion Auxiliary dependents (includes grandchildren)
American Legion Auxiliary: Non Traditional Student Veterans/Active Duty $2,000 American Legion Auxiliary members and dependents
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Dependent Varies Parent must have died in the line of duty. Award is based on income.
American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Programs Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $3,000 Must be in final year or one year graduate of Engineering or Physical Science degree.
AMVETS Scholarship Program Veterans/Active Duty, Dependent $1000-$4000 Academic excellence and financial need.
Annabella Crummond McMath Scholarship Dependent Varies Female descendants of Confederate soldiers seeking Liberal Arts degree
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Education Foundation (AFCEA) Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies Science Major and must be in ROTC, Graduate school, or other educational institution
Army Emergency Relief: MG James Ursano Scholarship Dependent Limited Based on financial need, academic excellence, and leadership/achievements
Army Emergency Relief Stateside Education Assistance Program Spouse Varies Need-based
Army Scholarship Foundation Veteran/Active Duty $500-$2000 Yearly; must reapply every year
Army Women's Foundation Scholarship Veteran/Active Duty, Dependent $1000-$2500 Available for female service members and their children
AVScholars.com Pay for College Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies  
Blinded Veterans Association, Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Spouse, Dependent Varies Child or spouse of legally blind veteran
Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund Dependent Varies Pay grade of E-6 or below
Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force Scholarship Program Dependent Varies Dependents of active duty or retired
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies  
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $4000-$20000 Competitive
Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship Dependent Varies Must be a daughter of Commissioned Officer
Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship Veteran/Active Duty $3,000 One time award
Expectational Financial Need Scholarship program for Disadvantaged Students Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $100-$4000 Student must have financial need and be seeking degree in Medicine
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship (Member) Spouse, Dependent Varies Must be a member of FRA
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship (Non Member) Spouse, Dependent Varies  
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship Spouse, Dependent Varies Must show financial need, academic excellence, and leadership
Fort Meade Officers' Spouses' Club Spouse Varies Spouse of service member stationed or assigned to Fort Meade
Fraternal Order UDT/SEAL Education Grant Dependent Varies  
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund Dependent Varies Child of soldier that died in line of duty, 100% disabled, or considered POW/MIA
Future Use Scholarship Dependent Varies Apply between birth-11th grade. See website for more information
Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Scholarship Fund Dependent Varies Child of member who served with Navy River Patrol Force
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $30,000 School must nominate student
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies Requirements vary
Home Front America Inc. American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies  
Immediate Use Scholarship Spouse, Dependent Varies See website for more information
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $6,000 Must show academic merit, leadership, and community service
Joseph A. McAlinden Divers Scholarship Dependent $500-$2500 For Navy or Marine Corps dependents and have 2.0 GPA or higher
Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Dependent Varies For children association members only
Marianas Naval Officers' Wives' Club Scholarship Spouse, Dependent Varies Children/Spouse of Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Dependent up to $30000 Must reapply each year
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation   $7,500 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 Dependent $2,000 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 Dependent Varies Have to be a member
Military Order of the Purple Heart Veteran/Active Duty, Dependent Varies  
Military Spouses Scholarships Spouse Varies  
MyCAA Spouse Up to $4000 Tuition assistance for eligible military spouses.
NACME Scholarships Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $20,000 Engineering scholarship
National Military Family Association Scholarship Spouse Varies Can go towards Undergraduate or Graduate degree
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Dependent Depends  
NCAA Scholarship Dependent $3000-$12500 Sports or sport related studies (Sports Journalism)
Non Commissioned Officers Association Spouse, Dependent Varies Children must be under 25 years old
NSBE Scholarships Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $1500-$3000 Engineering majors
Re-apply Scholarship Dependent Varies  
Ron Brown Scholarship Dependent Varies Highly competitive
San Diego Naval Officers' Wives Club Scholarship Spouse, Dependent Varies Must have served tour in San Diego since 1985
Scholarships for Military Children Dependent $1,500 Must be under 23 and have a 3.0 GPA
Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy/Centennial Program Scholarship Veteran/Active Duty $3,000 Iraq-Afghanistan combat wounded veteran who has an Associates degree and is pursuing a Bachelors in Education
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $200-$5000 Women majoring in Engineering or Computer Science
Special Operations Warrior Foundation Dependent Varies For children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident
STEM Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Max $30,000 For Veteran or Fry Scholar enrolled in a STEM degree program who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours.
OR
Veterans or Fry Scholars who have earned a STEM degree who are now seeking a teaching certification.
ThanksUSA Scholarships Spouse, Dependent $3,000 Students completing Certificate program or Masters program are not eligible
That Others May Live Scholarship Dependent 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 Dependent Varies Vietnam Veterans, dependents, grandchildren, orphans, or widows
Tillman Military Scholars Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $11,000 Scholarship can go towards books, room/board, or child care
Transition Application Dependent Varies See website for more information
United Negro College Fund Scholarships Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent Varies  
VA Mortgage Center/Military Education Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $1,500 To students with personal or familial military ties
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty, Spouse, Dependent $2,000 GPA of 2.5 or higher
VFW Military Family Scholarship Veterans/Active Duty $3,000 VFW members who are currently serving or have been discharged within the last 36 months
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program Dependent $1000-$25000 For 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders
Women in Defense Horizons Scholarship Foundation Veterans/Active Duty Varies Junior year or higher and pursuing a degree in National Security