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We salute our American heroes — the brave men and women who proudly serve in the United States military. Many who choose to enter the U.S. military do so after high school, but that doesn’t mean that they need to sacrifice a college education to do so. In fact, there are several scholarship awards for those in the military to help pay for college. Whether it’s the: U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy, service members and veterans (and often their spouses and dependents) are eligible for military scholarships and grants. There are even awards available for those who plan to join a branch of the U.S. military or are members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in high school. If you, your parent, or your spouse is a service member or veteran of the U.S. military, be sure to browse and apply to this list of military scholarships. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Naval History Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to any U.S. citizen who submits an essay of 3,000 words or less. Check the USNI website for exact essay topic each year.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 31
2018

Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program

This award is for U.S. students who are members of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit and planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Kansas. Students must have a GED or high school diploma to qualify for this assistance, and cannot already have a bachelor's degree.

Total: $2500 Awards:  456
Deadline:  August 31
2018

Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans Program

This scholarship is available to New Hampshire resident undergraduate students who are 16-25 years old and whose parent(s) died, while a NH resident, as the result of a service related disability while serving in the U.S. armed services in a combat situation.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 1
2018

Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant Program

This award is for Illinois resident students who are members of the Illinois National Guard planning to attend a public or private college in Illinois.

Total: $2300 Awards:  2000
Deadline:  October 1
2018

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to surviving spouses and children of fallen active-duty or veteran members of the United States Armed Forces. The student must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university in the upcoming semester to pursue a trade or professional certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree; the student must also demonstrate financial need.

Total: $20000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  October 27
2018

American Airlines Veteran's Initiative Scholarship

This scholarship is open to military veterans who are pursuing aviation/aeronautical education or training. Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation, and community service involvement.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018

TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship

The TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship is available for U.S. students who have a history of military service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 30
2018

Applications International Corporation Impact Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students that have served in the military.

Total: $15000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 1
2018

James Joseph Davis Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students with military experience.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2018

Linda & Brad Giles Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students with a military background attending Murray State University, Oakland or Central Missouri University will have priority.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2018

George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

The George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers Veterans & Military Family Scholarship is available for U.S. veterans who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Imagine America Military Award Program (MAP)

This scholarship is available to any qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veteran of a United States military service branch for attendance at a participating career college. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2850
Deadline:  December 31
2018