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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.

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
2019

Columbia College of Missouri Leadership Award

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who are planning to attend Columbia College of Missouri. The student must demonstrate leadership in high school and/or communicty activities.

Total: $1500 Awards:  15
Deadline:  October 17
2019

Leadership Essay Contest

This contest is open to anyone who submits an essay of 3,000 words or less about the role of leadership in defining sea power in the modern world.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

This award is available for Virginia undergraduate and graduate students who are active members of the Virginia National Guard. Applicants must attend a Virginia college or university.

Total: $3800 Awards:  450
Deadline:  November 1
2019

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
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:  November 30
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Promise-Sundstrom Scholarship

Non-traditional and first generation incoming students to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire who have earned no more than 30 college credit hours and graduated from a Wisconsin high school are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need; preference is given to students from Durand High School.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Texas Military State Tuition Reimbursement Program

This award is available for Texas undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Texas National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, or the Texas State Guard. Applicants must attend a Texas public or private non-profit college or university.

Total: $9000 Awards:  864
Deadline:  December 1
2019