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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.

Hope for Kansas Heroes Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who reside in Kansas and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must be active duty military, veterans, or immediate family members of military members/veterans.

Total: $550 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2019

Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship

U.S. students who are between the ages of 17 and 26 and have a high school diploma and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Applicants must have SAT/ACT scores of 1000/19 or higher.

Total: $7500 Awards:  1000
Deadline:  February 4
2019

G. Jason and Marcia Vance Conway Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont students who face significant barriers or obstacles that limit their access to education after high school. Students must demonstrate financial need and be adult students as defined by VSAC.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15
2019

Orange County Scholarship

This scholarship is for female undergraduate students who have resided in Orange County, Vermont, for at least one year, and who demonstrate financial need and education/work ethic. Students must face significant barriers that limit access to education after high school; preference is given to students who are among the first generation in their families to attend college.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15
2019

eLearners Military Scholarships Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students (ages 18 and older) who are military active duty, honorably discharged, veterans, or spouses from any branch of the military.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 28
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship Fund

U.S. graduating high school seniors through undergraduate students who are enrolled or plan to enroll full time are eligible to apply for this award. 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: $5000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Folds of Honor Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are in 11th grade or younger and are dependents of an eligible military member. This program is a college scholarship that is awarded now but used in the future when the awardee begins college or other types of accredited postsecondary education.

Total: $5000 Awards:  815
Deadline:  March 31
2019

Maureen and Stan Straub Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating seniors at Roy C. Ketcham High School who demonstrate leadership through community service and participation.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019