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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.

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

Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest

U.S. citizens/permanent residents in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to enter this contest. Students must be sponsored by a member or unit of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  December 1
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

Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship program is open to U.S. students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program as part of a plan to obtain the 150 semester hours required for the CPA exam. Students must be Ohio residents attending an Ohio college/university and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Non-traditional and veteran students are encouraged to apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 2
2018

Military Child of the Year® Award

This award is open to children who are legal military dependents and between the ages of 8 and 18 at time of nomination. The average nominee has volunteered with service groups for an average of 75 hours yearly and has maintained above-average grades.

Total: $10000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 5
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

The General Prize Essay Contest

The General Prize Essay Contest is provided by the U.S. Naval Instititute. It is open to all essays submitted to Proceedings magazine.

Total: $6000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Pride Foundation Varsity Athletics Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must have experience in participatory athletics, and preferably, at the varsity level. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Friends of Military Families Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have one or more parents who are active or retired military, as well as a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 14
2019

David A. Black Scholarship for Disabled Veterans

The David A. Black Scholarship for Disabled Veterans is available for U.S. military veterans who have a disability rating of 30% or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15
2019