Scholarship Programs for Veterans
Many organizations offer scholarship opportunities for veterans, their spouses and their dependent children who are attending college. You may search for scholarships and fellowships in a library's reference section, through online searches, by asking local organizations, or by using a personalized search, like FastWeb’s scholarship search program, which compares your background with a database of awards and can be found at The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid.
To make sure a web search service is reputable, call the National Fraud Information Center (800.876.7060) or visit them online at http://www.fraud.org /.
To file a complaint about scholarship scams , or for free information about scholarship scams, students or parents should call 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357) or visit: http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams .
This is not an exhaustive list. Use it as a starting point in your search. Contact the Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you receive any solicitations from outside organizations via e-mail. You always need to be careful about potential scholarship scams
The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt
Leave No Veteran Behind - Leave No Veteran Behind provides a retroactive scholarship that pays off the student loans of veterans who have completed some form of higher education and provides employment training opportunities for veterans who are seeking to enter the civilian workforce
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.
The Army Women’s Foundation Scholarship Program - The Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support to Army women and their lineal descendants in four areas: Technical Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only to coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.