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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.

Scholarship for Military Children

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are 23 years of age or younger. Students must be a dependent child of an active duty personnel, reserve/guard, or a retired military member. Dependent children of employees of DoD, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Services or other federal or military related agencies or activities are not eligible unless they also meet the above requirement. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average o...

Total: $2000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  February 24
2020

Linn County Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Linn County, Iowa. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of leadership in school, community, or business.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program

U.S. veteran or active military servicemembers, or the spouses of veteran, active or deceased U.S. millitary servicemembers are eligible to apply for this award. Students must enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $23000 Awards:  52
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Colonel Mike Randerson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia College of Missouri who are veterans, active duty military, Guard, or Reserve. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship

This award is for students attending vocational-technical classes at an accredited vocational-technical school. Students must be current members of American Military Retirees Association (AMRA), their spouses or dependent children, or their grandchildren (who can be claimed as dependents on their parents' income tax return).

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Maryland Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S undergraduate students who served as armed forces personnel in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Total: $10655 Awards:  125
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Coast Guard Spouse Grant

This grant is awarded to fully admitted, degree-seeking students at Columbia College of Missouri who are pursuing associate's degrees (except Associate of General Studies). Students must be the spouse of an active duty Coast Guard member.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

UW-Eau Claire Ken and Mary Smith Veteran Scholarship

Current or former military students who have been honorably discharged and attend the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire are eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who are active in athletics or other extracurricular activities, as well as students at Heritage High School.

Total: $1250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Illinois AMVETS Junior ROTC Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors who participate in a Junior ROTC program. Students must have taken the ACT and/or SAT.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Veteran's Grant

This award is for U.S. students who are currently enrolled at or planning to attend Columbia College of Missouri. The student must be former U.S. military personnel.

Total: $800 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

General John Paul Ratay Educational Fund Grant

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who have a biological parent who is a Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) member. The student's parent must now be deceased after serving in the military in active duty and retiring. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be under the age of 24.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 1
2020