Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$12,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Veterans United Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to six awards offered annually (up to three in the fall application cycle and up to three in the spring cycle).
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a surviving spouse or child of an eligible military member.
  4. Must be the family member of a fallen active-duty or veteran member of the United States Armed Forces.
  5. Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university to pursue a trade or professional certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, graduate, post-graduate, or doctoral degree.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to surviving spouses and children of fallen active-duty or veteran members of the United States Armed Forces. The student must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university in the upcoming semester to pursue a trade or professional certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree; the student must also demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Photo
  • Release Form
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: This Scholarship opportunity is awarded through the Veterans United Foundation (VUF). The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of financial contributions from the employees who work for Veterans United Home Loans. Awards will be given based on the following criteria: the application essay; financial need (as determined by the awards team based on the FAFSA); community, church, sports, or school involvement or achievements; and any additional information that the student shared on the application. Winners of the scholarship will be contacted directly via email or phone and asked for a series of documentation to verify enrollment. Winners will be notified by Nov. 9 for the fall scholarship cycle.

Award Amount: $5,000 to $20,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Applications are available on the Veterans United Foundation (VUF) website. As part of the online application, the student must provide the following materials: a 700-word essay telling his/her story, explaining who he/she is, where his/her life has taken him/her and what he/she hopes to pursue through his/her college education and beyond; an appropriate and professional looking photo of himself/herself; and a signed copy of the Release Form (available for download within the application). Please note: The student must also be prepared to provide a copy of his/her FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices.
Contact: -
Address: 1400 Veterans United Dr. Columbia, Missouri 65203

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