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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.

Marine Corps Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to any U.S. citizen who submits an essay of 3,000 words or less. Check the USNI website for exact essay topic each year.

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans Program

This scholarship is available to New Hampshire resident undergraduate students who are 16-25 years old and whose parent(s) died, while a NH resident, as the result of a service related disability while serving in the U.S. armed services in a combat situation.

Total: $7500

Awards: 2

Deadline: September 01, 2020

Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

This scholarship is open to veterans of the United States Army who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study or will be enrolled in a graduate program for the upcoming academic year. Students must enroll full time and must demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study and leadership and engagement in their community.

Total: $10000

Awards: 5

Deadline: September 16, 2020

EducationConnection 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: September 30, 2020

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 01, 2020

VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”

The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” is available for Student Veterans of America and Sport Clips Haircuts to provide the assistance they need.

Total: $5000

Awards: 10

Deadline: November 15, 2020

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship is open to college sophomores and juniors who are U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard personnel, either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans, or reservists who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Students must be majoring in fields related to the mission of AFCEA and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $12500

Awards: 5

Deadline: November 15, 2020

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, 2020

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: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 01, 2020

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 01, 2020

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