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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.

CTU Patriot Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for U.S. military veterans who have been injured on duty. Selected scholars will receive full tuition in the Colorado Technical University online program.

Total: $15112 Awards:  50
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) - Military Members

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $21250 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) - Spouses/Dependents

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $22487 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Veterans Tuition Award

This award is available to U.S. students who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States who served in hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961. Students must be studying in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

Total: $5895 Awards:  2200
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

This award is available to U.S. students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency and, as a result of service, either died, suffered a 40% or more disability, was classified as missing in action, or was a prisoner of war. The veteran must currently be a New York State resident or have been a New York State resident at the time of death. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $450 Awards:  455
Deadline:  June 30
2019

MDVA Surviving Spouse/Dependent Education Benefit

This scholarship is available for Minnesota undergraduate students who are the children of a veteran who died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected condition. Students must attend a Minnesota college or university.

Total: $4750 Awards:  100
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant (NGEAP)

This award is available to U.S undergraduate students who are members of the Iowa National Guard and plan to attend a postsecondary institution in Iowa.

Total: $6658 Awards:  1073
Deadline:  July 1
2019

AR Military Dependents Scholarship Program

This award is available to Arkansas resident undergraduate students who are attending an Arkansas state-supported college or university. Students must be the natural child, adopted child, or spouse of an Arkansas resident who is/was one of the following: a prisoner of war, missing in action, killed in action, killed on ordnance delivery, or disabled during the course or result of active military duty after Jan. 1, 1960.

Total: $6751 Awards:  54
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial & Jean. B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program

This award is available to Maryland students who are planning to enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university. The student must be a: dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran; disabled veteran; dependent of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; veteran or dependent of a veteran who was declared POW/MIA in Vietnam; dependent of a deceased or disabled state/local public safety employee/volunteer; deceased or disabled state/local public safety employee/volunteer; ...

Total: $6143 Awards:  140
Deadline:  July 15
2019

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:  July 31
2019

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are the dependent child of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100 percent rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident, OR a dependent child of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or guardsman who is currently classified as a POW or MIA. Students must be 26 years of age or younger.

Total: $1250 Awards:  168
Deadline:  July 31
2019

Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are children of Vietnam veterans and reside in Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties in North Carolina. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; financial need will be considered when awarding scholarships.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2019