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Military Scholarships

Active military servicemembers, veterans and their families can find military scholarships to help pay for college. No matter what branch of the military, these scholarships can help you find the free money you need to pursue your higher education. Available for high school and college students, a military scholarship is a great way to find free money to help cover your college expenses.

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100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Varies February 18

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who promote the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion of World War II. Criteria: * Direct descendant of a 100th Infantry Battalion World War II veteran * Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a two- or four-year institution of higher learning * Demonstrate excellence in academics and community service * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Hawaii residence not required. Applications available: From the 100th Infantry Battalion. Requires: Application form, transcript and two letters of recommendation.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.

Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships 827 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96813

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Education Memorial Scholarship Awards / George and Rosemary Murray Scholarship Award Up to $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are the child or grandchild of an active association member, the child of a former member who died during combat with the Division or an active member who will be discharged before the end of the award year. Applicants must be entering a four-year college or university as a freshman. Selection is based on future plans, school activities, interests, financial status and academic achievement.

How to apply: Applications are available throughout the year in Tropic Lightning Flashes, the quarterly newsletter of the 25th Infantry Division Association.

25th Infantry Division Association (TIDA) P.O. Box 7 Flourtown, PA 19031

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Air Force ROTC ASCP Up to $18,000 plus textbook allowance and stipend September 1 and October 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be active-duty Air Force personnel who are U.S. citizens under the age of 31, with the exception of nurses, who must be under the age of 42. They must also meet all testing and waiver requirements and be recommended by their commanding officer.

How to apply: Application details are available online.

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs AFROTC/RRUE 60 West Maxwell Boulevard Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6501

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Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program Up to full tuition plus fees, books and stipend December 1

Eligibility: Applicants must pass the physical fitness assessment and demonstrate academic achievement or outstanding leadership skills. There are three types of award: one that pays full tuition, most fees, and up to $900 for books, one that pays tuition and fees up to $18,000 and $900 for books and one that pays the equivalent of in-state tuition and $900 for books. In return for the scholarship, recipients must serve in the Air Force. Applicants must have minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1100. GPA minimum requirement is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs AFROTC/RRUE 60 West Maxwell Boulevard Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6501

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Air Force ROTC In-College Program Up to $18,900 December 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have passed the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test and a Department of Defense medical examination. Students must also be college freshmen or sophomores and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

How to apply: Applications are available from your school's Air Force ROTC detachment.

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs AFROTC/RRUE 60 West Maxwell Boulevard Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6501

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Air Force ROTC Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program Varies October 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be active-duty Air Force personnel who are U.S. citizens under the age of 31, with the exception of nurses, who must be under the age of 42. They must also meet all testing and waiver requirements, be recommended by their commanding officer and not be within one year of receiving their degree.

How to apply: Application details are available online.

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs AFROTC/RRUE 60 West Maxwell Boulevard Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6501

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Air Force ROTC SOAR Program Up to $18,000 plus textbook allowance and stipend Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be active-duty Air Force personnel who are U.S. citizens under the age of 31, with the exception of nurses, who must be under the age of 47. They must also meet all testing and waiver requirements and be recommended by their commanding officer. Students must also have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 or a minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT reading comprehension and math score of 1100.

How to apply: Application details are available online.

NCOIC Enlisted Commissioning Programs AFROTC/RRUE 60 West Maxwell Boulevard Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6501

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Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program Up to $2,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of Air Force enlisted personnel who are attending high school or college. They must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be accepted to the college of their choice.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Air Force Sergeants Association 5211 Auth Road Suitland, MD 20746

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships $500 March 15

Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Categorical Tuition Waiver Up to full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $2,500-$3,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.

American Legion Auxiliary 8945 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 16

Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters of career officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps (active, retired or deceased). Daughters of reserve officers or enlisted personnel cannot apply. Applicants must also be high school seniors.

How to apply: More details are available by contacting the organization. An essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation and a Student Aid Report are required.

Daughters of the Cincinnati National Headquarters 20 West 44th Street #508 New York, NY 10036

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General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program $2,000 March 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be the dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members, spouses of active duty members or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status. They must also be high school seniors or college students enrolled or accepted as full-time undergraduates for the following school year and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Air Force Aid Society Inc. Education Assistance Department 241 18th Street S, Suite 202 Arlington, VA 22202

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Jolly Green Memorial Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for admission to a college or university and must have demonstrated aptitude for college-level study.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail or email.

Jolly Green Association P.O. Box 965 O'Fallon, IL 62269

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Varies None

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Caucus Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps physician assistant students who are U.S. military veterans. Criteria: * Enrolled in an accredited physician assistant training program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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WOSL Scholarships for Women $500-$1,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps women in the military and other public service careers. Criteria: * Demonstrate a commitment to advancement in career * Completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study at an institution of higher learning and working toward a degree * Agree to enroll for at least six semester or nine quarter hours each academic period * GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript are required.

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 124 Cedar Knoll, NJ 07927-0124

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force Scholarships Varies March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of enlisted Air Force members, either on active duty or retired. They must meet the eligibility requirements and participate in the Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program. An unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher is required. Extenuating circumstances are considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Air Force Sergeants Association 5211 Auth Road Suitland, MD 20746

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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AFA Spouse Scholarship $2,500 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps U.S. Air Force spouses. Criteria: * Spouse of active duty Air Force, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve * Accepted or enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution * Minimum 3.5 GPA * Not a member of the Air Force or ROTC. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, official transcript, personal essay, applicant photo, proof of college acceptance (rising freshmen only) and two recommendation letters.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal essay, applicant photo, proof of college acceptance (rising freshmen only) and two letters of recommendation are required.

Air Force Association 1501 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22209

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Up to $10,000 February 29

Eligibility: Applicants must be honorably-discharged veterans, spouses of disabled veterans who have graduated high school (or obtained a GED) and who have served in the U.S. military. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school the following fall. Award will increase with renewal to encourage completion of program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships $500 March 15

Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Army College Fund Varies Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are enrolling in the U.S. Army. Criteria: * Enlisting for the first time with no prior service * Have earned high school diploma at time of entry * Minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test score of 50 * Enrolled in the basic Montgomery G.I. Bill program * Enlist in a specified military occupational specialty in which there is a shortage * Funding amounts vary by occupational specialty. Applications available: From your local Army recruiting office.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Army recruiting office.

U.S. Army Building 1307 Third Avenue Fort Knox, KY 40121

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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarships $3,000 March 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps nursing and nurse anesthesia students with an affiliation with the U.S. Army. Criteria: * Enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing or nurse anesthesia * In the Army, planning to join the Army, or the spouse, child or parent of an Army officer * Not receiving funding from any entity related to the U.S. Army. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable) are required.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Committee P.O. Box 847 Manhattan, KS 66505

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Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program Up to full tuition January 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and high school seniors, graduates or college freshmen with at least four years of college remaining who wish to attend one of 600 colleges and earn a commission. Recipients must serve in the Army for four to eight years after graduation.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Headquarters U.S. Army Cadet Command 55 Patch Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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Army ROTC Green To Gold Scholarship Program Varies February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be active duty enlisted members of the Army who wish to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission. Recipients are required to serve in the U.S. Army.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Headquarters U.S. Army Cadet Command 55 Patch Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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Categorical Tuition Waiver Up to full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $2,500-$3,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.

American Legion Auxiliary 8945 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 16

Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters of career officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps (active, retired or deceased). Daughters of reserve officers or enlisted personnel cannot apply. Applicants must also be high school seniors.

How to apply: More details are available by contacting the organization. An essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation and a Student Aid Report are required.

Daughters of the Cincinnati National Headquarters 20 West 44th Street #508 New York, NY 10036

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First Cavalry Division Association Scholarship Up to $1,200 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be First Cavalry Division troopers who have become totally disabled while serving in the division or active duty members, their spouses or children. Applicants may also be the spouses or children of First Cavalry Division troopers who have died while serving in the division.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

Foundation of the First Cavalry Division Association Alumni Of The First Team 302 North Main Street Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship $2,000 July 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps enlisted Army soldiers who are majoring in engineering or a related subject. Criteria: * Active duty or honorably discharged enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or National Guard * Accepted or enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution * Majoring in or planning to major in engineering or a related subject. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, official transcript, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable), course of study outline and copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, an official transcript, a course of study outline, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable) and a copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers) are required.

Association of the United States Army 2425 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependent children of Army soldiers who are unmarried and under the age of 22. Students must also be registered with the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled and accepted or pending acceptance as full-time students in post-secondary educational institutions. Awards are based primarily on financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online and by mail.

Army Emergency Relief (AER) 200 Stovall Street Rm. 5S33 Alexandria, VA 22332

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Varies None

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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NMCRS Education Assistance Program $500-$3,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an eligible post-secondary, technical or vocational institution. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be unmarried dependent sons or daughters of active duty or retired Navy or Marine Corps service members or spouses of active duty Navy or Marine Corps service members.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street Suite 225 Arlington, VA 22203

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Caucus Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps physician assistant students who are U.S. military veterans. Criteria: * Enrolled in an accredited physician assistant training program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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WOSL Scholarships for Women $500-$1,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps women in the military and other public service careers. Criteria: * Demonstrate a commitment to advancement in career * Completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study at an institution of higher learning and working toward a degree * Agree to enroll for at least six semester or nine quarter hours each academic period * GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript are required.

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 124 Cedar Knoll, NJ 07927-0124

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarships $3,000 March 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps nursing and nurse anesthesia students with an affiliation with the U.S. Army. Criteria: * Enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing or nurse anesthesia * In the Army, planning to join the Army, or the spouse, child or parent of an Army officer * Not receiving funding from any entity related to the U.S. Army. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable) are required.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Committee P.O. Box 847 Manhattan, KS 66505

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarships $3,000 March 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps nursing and nurse anesthesia students with an affiliation with the U.S. Army. Criteria: * Enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing or nurse anesthesia * In the Army, planning to join the Army, or the spouse, child or parent of an Army officer * Not receiving funding from any entity related to the U.S. Army. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, endorsement from student's academic dean, official transcript and military service documents (if applicable) are required.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Committee P.O. Box 847 Manhattan, KS 66505

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Categorical Tuition Waiver Up to full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Tuition plus salary January 4

Eligibility: This program helps Coast Guard members who are interested in becoming officers. Criteria: * Between 19 and 27 years of age * College sophomore or junior with at least 60 credits toward degree * Enrolled in a four-year degree program at an approved institution with at least a 25 percent minority population * U.S. citizen * Minimum 2.5 GPA * Meet all physical requirements of the Coast Guard * Minimum 1000 SAT score, 23 ACT score or 109 ASVAB score. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, physical exam results, immunization record, copy of Social Security card and driver's license, transcript, test results, proof of enrollment and tuition statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, physical exam results, immunization record, copy of Social Security card and driver's license, transcript, test results, proof of enrollment and tuition statement are required.

U.S. Coast Guard 4200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 730 Arlington, VA 22203-1800

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters of career officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps (active, retired or deceased). Daughters of reserve officers or enlisted personnel cannot apply. Applicants must also be high school seniors.

How to apply: More details are available by contacting the organization. An essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation and a Student Aid Report are required.

Daughters of the Cincinnati National Headquarters 20 West 44th Street #508 New York, NY 10036

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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La Fra Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Students must have a father or grandfather who was in the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Fleet Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Gini Larson PNP, Scholarship Chairman 2187 Capeheart Street Ingleside, TX 78362

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Varies None

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Naval Enlisted Reserve Association Scholarships $2,500-$3,000 June 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association in good standing or their spouses, children or grandchildren. Children and grandchildren of members must be single and under 23 years of age on the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or students who are already pursuing an undergraduate degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association 6703 Farragut Avenue Falls Church, VA 22042-2189

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Caucus Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps physician assistant students who are U.S. military veterans. Criteria: * Enrolled in an accredited physician assistant training program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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WOSL Scholarships for Women $500-$1,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps women in the military and other public service careers. Criteria: * Demonstrate a commitment to advancement in career * Completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study at an institution of higher learning and working toward a degree * Agree to enroll for at least six semester or nine quarter hours each academic period * GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript are required.

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 124 Cedar Knoll, NJ 07927-0124

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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Arnold Sobel Endowment Fund Scholarships Up to $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependent children of men or women who are enlisted in the Coast Guard or who are in the Coast Guard Reserve on extended active duty. Children of retired or deceased Coast Guard members are also eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available online after January 2.

Coast Guard Foundation 2100 Second Street SW Washington, DC 20593

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Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Fund Varies March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependent children of U.S. Coast Guard members, living, retired or deceased or Coast Guard reservists on extended active duty. They must be high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students in a four-year program or vocational/technical program. They must be under 23 years old.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Coast Guard Foundation 2100 Second Street SW Washington, DC 20593

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Enlisted Dependent Spouse Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses of enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. They must be accepted to an institution of higher learning by May 30 of the year of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Financial information and a transcript are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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Mary Anne Williams Scholarship Varies March 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps engineering and pre-med students who are lineal descendants of Confederate veterans. Criteria: * Virginia resident * Lineal descendant of a Confederate veteran * Majoring in pre-medicine or engineering * Attend a Virginia postsecondary institution * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Must demonstrate financial need. Applications available: By request. Requires: Application form, proof of Confederate ancestry, recent applicant photo, official transcript, two recommendation letters, personal statement and endorsement from a Virginia Division UDC chapter.

How to apply: Applications are available by request. An application form, proof of Confederate ancestry, a recent applicant photo, an official transcript, two recommendation letters, a personal statement and an endorsement from a Virginia Division UDC chapter are required.

Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy c/o Mrs. Jean Frawner 6501 Norman Bridge Road Hanover, VA 23069

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UDC/Phoebe Pember Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps undergraduate nursing students who are Confederate descendants. Criteria: * Lineal descendant of an eligible Confederate * Undergraduate nursing student * Enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution * Minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, official transcript, one letter of recommendation, endorsement from sponsoring UDC Chapter, applicant photo and proof of Confederate ancestry.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, official transcript, one letter of recommendation, endorsement from sponsoring UDC Chapter, applicant photo and proof of Confederate ancestry are required.

United Daughters of the Confederacy 328 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220

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United Daughters of the Confederacy Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be lineal descendants of Confederates or other eligible descendants and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

How to apply: Contact any Division Second Vice President as listed on the website.

United Daughters of the Confederacy 328 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220

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EOD Memorial Scholarship Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduates in a U.S. accredited two-year, four-year or vocational school. Students must also be the family member of an active duty, guard/reserve, retired or deceased EOD technician. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. Applicants should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Committee P.O. Box 594 Niceville, FL 32588

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Marine Corps League Scholarships Varies July 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Marine Corp League or Auxiliary members in good standing, their spouses or their descendants, children of Marines who died in the line of duty or honorably discharged Marines who need rehabilitation training that is not being subsidized by government programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Marine Corps League P.O. Box 3070 Merrifield, VA 22116

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Admiral Mike Boorda Scholarship Program $500-$3,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an eligible post-secondary, technical or vocational institution. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be active duty servicemembers accepted to the Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program or the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street Suite 225 Arlington, VA 22203

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships $500 March 15

Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Categorical Tuition Waiver Up to full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $2,500-$3,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.

American Legion Auxiliary 8945 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 16

Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters of career officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps (active, retired or deceased). Daughters of reserve officers or enlisted personnel cannot apply. Applicants must also be high school seniors.

How to apply: More details are available by contacting the organization. An essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation and a Student Aid Report are required.

Daughters of the Cincinnati National Headquarters 20 West 44th Street #508 New York, NY 10036

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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La Fra Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Students must have a father or grandfather who was in the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Fleet Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Gini Larson PNP, Scholarship Chairman 2187 Capeheart Street Ingleside, TX 78362

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Varies March 2

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of one of the following: an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine, a U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps or a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Applicants can also be grandchildren of one of the following: A U.S. Marine who served with the 4th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association, a U.S. Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association or a U.S. Marine who served in the 531 Gray Ghost Squadron and is/was a member of their association. Applicants must be either high school graduates or undergraduate students. There is a family income limit.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 3008 Princeton, NJ 08543-3008

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Varies None

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Naval Enlisted Reserve Association Scholarships $2,500-$3,000 June 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association in good standing or their spouses, children or grandchildren. Children and grandchildren of members must be single and under 23 years of age on the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or students who are already pursuing an undergraduate degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association 6703 Farragut Avenue Falls Church, VA 22042-2189

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Navy-Marine Corps ROTC College Program Up to full tuition plus stipend and allowance End of January

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to or attending a college with an NROTC program. They must complete naval science and other specified university courses and attend a summer training session. Scholarships are available for two or four years, depending on time of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Naval Service Training Command Officer Development NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street, Suite A Pensacola, FL 32508

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Navy-Marine Corps ROTC Four-Year Scholarships Tuition plus stipend January 20

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to attend an eligible college or university. They must commit to eight years of military service, four of which must be on active duty. The scholarship pays full tuition and fees plus a stipend for textbooks.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Naval Service Training Command Officer Development NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street, Suite A Pensacola, FL 32508

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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NROTC Scholarship Program Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact information for regional offices is available online.

Chief of Naval Education and Training/NROTC

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Caucus Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps physician assistant students who are U.S. military veterans. Criteria: * Enrolled in an accredited physician assistant training program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Women Marines Association Scholarships $1,500-$3,000 February 28

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Marines and their families. Criteria: * Requires sponsorship by a Women Marines Association member * Must have served or be serving in the Marine Corps or Reserve, be a direct descendant, sibling or descendant of a sibling of a member of the Marines or have completed two years in a Marine ROTC program * Minimum GPA of 3.0 * Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, copy of sponsor's membership card, photo, three letters of recommendation, proof of Marine or ROTC status or relationship to a Marine and proof of draft registration (for males).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, copy of sponsor's membership card, photo, three letters of recommendation, proof of Marine or ROTC status or relationship to a Marine and proof of draft registration (for males) are required.

Women Marines Association Dottie Stover-Kendrick P.O. Box 134 Stilwell, KS 66085

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WOSL Scholarships for Women $500-$1,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps women in the military and other public service careers. Criteria: * Demonstrate a commitment to advancement in career * Completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study at an institution of higher learning and working toward a degree * Agree to enroll for at least six semester or nine quarter hours each academic period * GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript are required.

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 124 Cedar Knoll, NJ 07927-0124

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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CAPT Ernest G. "Scotty" Campbell, USN (Ret) and Renee Campbell Scholarship $10,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S citizens who are current high school seniors with a planned graduation date by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must also be entering an accredited institute of higher learning in the fall of 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy League Foundation 2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Subic Bay-Cubi Point Scholarship 2 $10,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S citizens who are current high school seniors with a planned graduation date by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must also be entering an accredited institute of higher learning in the fall of 2014. Only dependents or direct descendants of a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines or who are active members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy League Foundation 2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Women Marines Association Scholarships $1,500-$3,000 February 28

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Marines and their families. Criteria: * Requires sponsorship by a Women Marines Association member * Must have served or be serving in the Marine Corps or Reserve, be a direct descendant, sibling or descendant of a sibling of a member of the Marines or have completed two years in a Marine ROTC program * Minimum GPA of 3.0 * Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, copy of sponsor's membership card, photo, three letters of recommendation, proof of Marine or ROTC status or relationship to a Marine and proof of draft registration (for males).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, copy of sponsor's membership card, photo, three letters of recommendation, proof of Marine or ROTC status or relationship to a Marine and proof of draft registration (for males) are required.

Women Marines Association Dottie Stover-Kendrick P.O. Box 134 Stilwell, KS 66085

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Memorial Scholarship Fund Varies May 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children of Marines (Corpsman or other) who served with the Third Marine Division or in support of the Division at any time and who have been members of the Third Marine Division Association for at least two years. Applicants must be 16-23 and unmarried dependents. Applicants must attend school in the U.S. or Canada.

How to apply: Applications are available by written request after September 1.

Third Marine Division Association Patrick J. Conroy, Secretary MSF 8935 Darrow Road, #227 Twinsburg, OH 44087-0227

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Enlisted Dependent Spouse Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses of enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. They must be accepted to an institution of higher learning by May 30 of the year of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Financial information and a transcript are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their Children Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Medal of Honor recipients, their children or dependents of a Registered Domestic Partner. Children must meet age, income and residency requirements. This award is only applicable toward undergraduate studies.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their Children Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Medal of Honor recipients, their children or dependents of a Registered Domestic Partner. Children must meet age, income and residency requirements. This award is only applicable toward undergraduate studies.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Congressional Medal of Honor Society Scholarships $5,000 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must be ROTC undergraduate students of the Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine Corps and must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Applicants must also be enrolled as sophomores or juniors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society 40 Patriots Point Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their Children Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Medal of Honor recipients, their children or dependents of a Registered Domestic Partner. Children must meet age, income and residency requirements. This award is only applicable toward undergraduate studies.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Varies January 21

Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) or a child, step-child, grandchild or great grandchild of a member of the MOPH or a veteran killed in action or a veteran who died of injuries but did not have the chance to join the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, be high school graduates or high school seniors, have a 2.75 minimum GPA and be enrolled in a full-time program in a college. Applicants must write an essay and send a non-refundable $15 fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Order of the Purple Heart MOPH National Headquarters 5413-B Backlick Road Attn.: Scholarship Springfield, VA 22151

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South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Veterans must have been killed, injured, taken prisoner, pronounced missing in action or awarded the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor. Students must attend a state-supported college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs VA Regional Office Building, Room 141 1801 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships $500 March 15

Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $2,500-$3,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.

American Legion Auxiliary 8945 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarships $1,000-$4,000 March 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Connecticut National Guard members and their children and spouses. Criteria: * Enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited degree or technical program * Selection is based on achievement and citizenship * Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two letters of recommendation, list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation, a list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and a personal statement are required.

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc. State Armory 360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105

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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 16

Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship $2,000 July 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps enlisted Army soldiers who are majoring in engineering or a related subject. Criteria: * Active duty or honorably discharged enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or National Guard * Accepted or enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution * Majoring in or planning to major in engineering or a related subject. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, official transcript, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable), course of study outline and copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, an official transcript, a course of study outline, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable) and a copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers) are required.

Association of the United States Army 2425 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Oregon Army National Guard Varies Varies

Eligibility: Students must serve in the Oregon Army National Guard. The educational program provides tuition and expenses for vocational school, distance learning, alternative credit programs and college. The Student Loan Repayment Program helps students in repaying up to $50,000. Students must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Oregon Army National Guard Oregon Military Department 1776 Militia Way SE Salem, OR 97301

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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SGT Felix Delgreco Jr. Scholarship $4,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons or daughters of a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard. They must be enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited degree or technical program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc. State Armory 360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Wisconsin National Guard Scholarships Full tuition 90 days after completion of course/term

Eligibility: Applicants must be Wisconsin National Guard enlisted members and warrant officers in good standing who do not have a bachelor's degree. Recipients may use the grant at any campus of the University of Wisconsin System, a public institution of higher education under the Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement or an accredited institution of higher education in Wisconsin.

How to apply: Applications are available online and are due no later than 90 days after the end of each course or term.

Department of Military Affairs WING-SBF P.O. Box 14587 Madison, WI 53708-14587

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarships $1,000-$4,000 March 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Connecticut National Guard members and their children and spouses. Criteria: * Enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited degree or technical program * Selection is based on achievement and citizenship * Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two letters of recommendation, list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation, a list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and a personal statement are required.

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc. State Armory 360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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California Fee Waiver Program for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled National Guard Members Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents or surviving spouses or domestic partners of California National Guard members who were killed or permanently disabled during active duty in service to the state. Spouses or domestic partners must not have remarried or terminated the relationship.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarships $1,000-$4,000 March 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Connecticut National Guard members and their children and spouses. Criteria: * Enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited degree or technical program * Selection is based on achievement and citizenship * Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two letters of recommendation, list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation, a list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and a personal statement are required.

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc. State Armory 360 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06105

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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California Fee Waiver Program for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled National Guard Members Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents or surviving spouses or domestic partners of California National Guard members who were killed or permanently disabled during active duty in service to the state. Spouses or domestic partners must not have remarried or terminated the relationship.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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A-OK Student Reward Program $1,000-$5,000 February 28

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students in first through 12th grade who are dependents of active-duty military members, reservists and retirees and have a B or higher grade point average.

How to apply: Applications are available from the Navy Exchange.

Navy Exchange 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724

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Admiral Mike Boorda Scholarship Program $500-$3,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an eligible post-secondary, technical or vocational institution. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be active duty servicemembers accepted to the Enlisted Commissioning Program, the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program or the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street Suite 225 Arlington, VA 22203

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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships $500 March 15

Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Anchor Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college students planning to attend or currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university full-time. Applicants must also be dependents of service members who are on active duty or retired and have served a minimum of six years in a unit under the administrative control of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet or U.S. Pacific Fleet. The award is based on academics, extracurricular activities, character, all-around ability and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Anchor Scholarship Foundation 4966 Euclid Road Suite 109 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Categorical Tuition Waiver Up to full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is used. They also must be members of one of the following groups of people: veterans or active members of the armed forces, Native Americans, senior citizens or clients of either the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. Students must be enrolled in at least three credits per semester in a state undergraduate or certificate program, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance 454 Broadway Suite 200 Revere, MA 02151

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Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship $1,000 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be descendents of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship $2,500-$3,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.

American Legion Auxiliary 8945 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship $500-$1,000 March 16

Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California Robin Falkenberg 673 Horn Court Marina, CA 93933

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Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship $1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship $5,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters of career officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps (active, retired or deceased). Daughters of reserve officers or enlisted personnel cannot apply. Applicants must also be high school seniors.

How to apply: More details are available by contacting the organization. An essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation and a Student Aid Report are required.

Daughters of the Cincinnati National Headquarters 20 West 44th Street #508 New York, NY 10036

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Dolphin Scholarship Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be the unmarried children or stepchildren of navy submariners or navy members who have served in submarine support activities and must be under 24 years old at the time of the application deadline. The parents must have been part of the Submarine Force for at least eight years, have served in submarine support activities for at least 10 years or died on active duty while in the Submarine Force. The children of submariners who served less than the required number of years due to injury or illness occurring in the line of duty may also be eligible. Applicants must attend an accredited four-year college, working for a bachelor's degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation 4966 Euclid Road Suite 109 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Illinois American Legion Scholarship Program $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois 2720 E. Lincoln Bloomington, IL 61707

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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James V. Day Scholarship $500 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Maine 5 Verti Drive Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship Varies March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of United States Naval Academy graduates or Navy members who served in the submarine service. The Navy member or Academy graduate must have died on active duty or have 100 percent disability and be medically retired. Applicants must also be accepted and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 55 Unionville, CT 06085

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Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program $2,000 April 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 125 N. West Street 3rd Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

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La Fra Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Students must have a father or grandfather who was in the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Fleet Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Gini Larson PNP, Scholarship Chairman 2187 Capeheart Street Ingleside, TX 78362

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Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Varies March 2

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of one of the following: an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine, a U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps or a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Applicants can also be grandchildren of one of the following: A U.S. Marine who served with the 4th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association, a U.S. Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association or a U.S. Marine who served in the 531 Gray Ghost Squadron and is/was a member of their association. Applicants must be either high school graduates or undergraduate students. There is a family income limit.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 3008 Princeton, NJ 08543-3008

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Maryann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Military Award Program (MAP) $1,000 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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Military Family Support Trust Scholarships $2,000-$12,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1350 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Military Family Support Trust 1010 American Eagle Boulevard Box 301 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Varies None

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honorable Discharge and high school diploma and meet other service requirements. The bill provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to veterans for college, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training or flight training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training and certain entrance examinations. In most cases the award must be used within 10 years of being discharged.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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Naval Enlisted Reserve Association Scholarships $2,500-$3,000 June 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association in good standing or their spouses, children or grandchildren. Children and grandchildren of members must be single and under 23 years of age on the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or students who are already pursuing an undergraduate degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association 6703 Farragut Avenue Falls Church, VA 22042-2189

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Navy College Fund Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Navy recruits who are qualified for training in selected Navy ratings as non-prior service enlistees and agree to serve on active duty for at least three years. They must have graduated from high school, be 17 to 30 years old, agree to a $1,200 pay reduction and receive an "Honorable" Character of Service.

How to apply: Applications are available from Navy recruiters.

U.S. Navy Personnel 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055

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Navy-Marine Corps ROTC College Program Up to full tuition plus stipend and allowance End of January

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to or attending a college with an NROTC program. They must complete naval science and other specified university courses and attend a summer training session. Scholarships are available for two or four years, depending on time of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Naval Service Training Command Officer Development NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street, Suite A Pensacola, FL 32508

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Navy-Marine Corps ROTC Four-Year Scholarships Tuition plus stipend January 20

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to attend an eligible college or university. They must commit to eight years of military service, four of which must be on active duty. The scholarship pays full tuition and fees plus a stipend for textbooks.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Naval Service Training Command Officer Development NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street, Suite A Pensacola, FL 32508

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New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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NMCRS Education Assistance Program $500-$3,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an eligible post-secondary, technical or vocational institution. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be unmarried dependent sons or daughters of active duty or retired Navy or Marine Corps service members or spouses of active duty Navy or Marine Corps service members.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street Suite 225 Arlington, VA 22203

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NROTC Scholarship Program Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact information for regional offices is available online.

Chief of Naval Education and Training/NROTC

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NSCC Scholarship Funds $1,000-$5,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have been Sea Cadets for at least two years and be members at the time of application. They must have attained the rate of NSCC E-3 or higher and be recommended by their commanding officers, NSCC Committee Chairmen and principals or counselors. They must have a B+ or higher GPA and present evidence of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning. SAT or ACT scores and class rank are considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Naval Sea Cadet Corps 2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201-3308

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Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program Up to $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Bureau for Veterans Affairs Building S-0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 17003

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Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York 112 State Street Suite 1310 Albany, NY 12207

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Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship $1,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship $1,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Scholarships for Military Children $2,000 February 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

Defense Commissary Agency Attn: OC 1300 E Avenue Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Dependents of Prisoners or Missing in Action Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or spouses of veterans who were declared POW or MIA. Applicants must confirm that the parent/spouse who is declared POW or MIA must have official residency listed as South Dakota and declaration of POW or MIA status must be made by United States Secretary of Defense. Benefits may be received for up to eight semesters or twelve quarters.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship Varies March 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates who are accepted at an undergraduate institution and are the natural or adopted children of current or former Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers or Naval Aircrewmen. Applicants may also be individuals or children of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in the ship's company or the air wing. Educational and extracurricular achievements, merit and citizenship will be considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Tailhook Association The Tailhook Educational Foundation 9696 Businesspark Avenue San Diego, CA 92131-1643

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Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships $500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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UDT-SEAL Scholarship Varies March 15

Eligibility: Students must be single dependents of a UDT-SEAL Association member who has served in or is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and the Naval Special Warfare community. Selection is based on academic achievement, a written essay and extracurricular involvement.

How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the NWSF.

Naval Special Warfare Foundation P.O. Box 5965 Virginia Beach, VA 23471

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VetEd Reimbursement Grant Up to full tuition No later than 60 days after the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Wisconsin veterans. Criteria: * Wisconsin resident * Served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal * Received an honorable discharge * Working toward a degree or certificate * Minimum 2.0 GPA * Funds awarded upon course completion. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 30 W. Mifflin Street P.O. Box 7843 Madison, WI 53707-7843

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Veterans Caucus Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps physician assistant students who are U.S. military veterans. Criteria: * Enrolled in an accredited physician assistant training program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and personal statement are required.

Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Veterans Tuition Awards Up to $6,950 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time, and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

New Mexico Higher Education Department Education Trust Board Pathways Scholarship 2044 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505

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WOSL Scholarships for Women $500-$1,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps women in the military and other public service careers. Criteria: * Demonstrate a commitment to advancement in career * Completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study at an institution of higher learning and working toward a degree * Agree to enroll for at least six semester or nine quarter hours each academic period * GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, statement of financial need, resume, three letters of reference, essay and transcript are required.

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 124 Cedar Knoll, NJ 07927-0124

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NWCA Judith Haupt Member's Child Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps the adult children of NWCA members. Criteria: * Entering or returning college student * Do not carry a military ID card * Have been accepted into a college by the application due date. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and official transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and an official transcript are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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NWCA Mary Paolozzi Member's Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps members of the NWCA. Criteria: * Entering or returning college student * Have been accepted into a college by the application due date. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, official transcript and tax form copies.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and tax form copies are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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NWCA Pauline Langkamp Memorial Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps the adult children of NWCA members. Criteria: * Child of an NWCA member * Do not carry a military ID card * Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited postsecondary institution * Have been accepted into a college or university by the application due date (high school applicants only). Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and official transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and an official transcript are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AMVETS National Headquarters 4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Services YMCA 7405 Alban Station Court Suite B215 Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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CAPT Ernest G. "Scotty" Campbell, USN (Ret) and Renee Campbell Scholarship $10,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S citizens who are current high school seniors with a planned graduation date by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must also be entering an accredited institute of higher learning in the fall of 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy League Foundation 2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201

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CPO Scholarship Fund Varies April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship assists spouses and children of active, retired or reserve Chief, Senior Chief or Master Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Criteria: * High school graduate, GED recipient or current college student * Plan to earn an AA, BA or BS degree. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, three letters of recommendation, copy of dependents ID card and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, three letters of recommendation, a copy of your dependents ID card and a personal statement are required.

Senior Enlisted Alumni Association c/o Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund 1269 Elliot Avenue Newport, RI 02841

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship Varies March 13

Eligibility: Applicants must be family members of a Navy Supply Corps officer or an enlisted member, active duty, reservist or retired. Awards are based on character, leadership, academic performance and financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Inc. 1425 Prince Avenue Athens, GA 30606-2205

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Subic Bay-Cubi Point Scholarship 2 $10,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S citizens who are current high school seniors with a planned graduation date by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must also be entering an accredited institute of higher learning in the fall of 2014. Only dependents or direct descendants of a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines or who are active members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Navy League Foundation 2300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201

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Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship Varies March 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates who are accepted at an undergraduate institution and are the natural or adopted children of current or former Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers or Naval Aircrewmen. Applicants may also be individuals or children of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in the ship's company or the air wing. Educational and extracurricular achievements, merit and citizenship will be considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Tailhook Association The Tailhook Educational Foundation 9696 Businesspark Avenue San Diego, CA 92131-1643

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Tedrow Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000 April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps direct descendants of U.S. veterans with honorable service. Criteria: * High school senior * North Dakota resident and U.S. citizen * Veteran must have been honorably discharged. Applications available: By mail. Requires: Application form, proof of veteran's military service and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

American Legion, Department of North Dakota 405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A P.O. Box 5057 West Fargo, ND 58078

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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CPO Scholarship Fund Varies April 1

Eligibility: This scholarship assists spouses and children of active, retired or reserve Chief, Senior Chief or Master Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Criteria: * High school graduate, GED recipient or current college student * Plan to earn an AA, BA or BS degree. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, three letters of recommendation, copy of dependents ID card and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, three letters of recommendation, a copy of your dependents ID card and a personal statement are required.

Senior Enlisted Alumni Association c/o Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund 1269 Elliot Avenue Newport, RI 02841

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Hanscom Spouses' Club Scholarship Varies March 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children and spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. Criteria: * Spouse of military member or child of military member who is a high school senior * Must have a valid military ID. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and copy of military ID.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club 75 Grenier Street Box 8888 Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship $1,000 April 30

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Pennsylvania nursing undergraduates who have certain military affiliations. Criteria: * Pennsylvania resident * Attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate nursing program * Active duty military, veteran, military spouse, veteran's spouse, child of active duty military or child of a veteran. Requires: Nomination by the candidate's school dean or department head.

How to apply: Candidates are not required to submit an application for this award. Instead, the dean or department head of the candidate's school must submit a formal nomination to the scholarship committee.

Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 3605 Vartan Way Suite 204 Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Enlisted Dependent Spouse Scholarship Varies May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses of enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. They must be accepted to an institution of higher learning by May 30 of the year of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Financial information and a transcript are required.

Navy Wives Clubs of America (NWCA) P.O. Box 54022 NSA Mid-South Millington, TN 38053-6022

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AFCEA ROTC Scholarships $2,000-$3,000 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must major in electrical or aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering, physics or mathematics at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time as college sophomores or juniors and be nominated by professors of military science, naval science or aerospace studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033

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AFCEA ROTC Scholarships $2,000-$3,000 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must major in electrical or aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering, physics or mathematics at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time as college sophomores or juniors and be nominated by professors of military science, naval science or aerospace studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033

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Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship $2,000 July 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps enlisted Army soldiers who are majoring in engineering or a related subject. Criteria: * Active duty or honorably discharged enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or National Guard * Accepted or enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution * Majoring in or planning to major in engineering or a related subject. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, official transcript, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable), course of study outline and copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers).

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, an official transcript, a course of study outline, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable) and a copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers) are required.

Association of the United States Army 2425 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

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ROTC Advanced Course Varies Varies

Eligibility: This award helps students enrolled in ROTC who wish to serve as officers. Criteria: * Rising college junior * Must have completed the ROTC Basic Course or Leader's Training Course * Must make a commitment to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation * Must take an ROTC class or lab each semester of final two years of school and attend a summer leadership camp. Applications available: From your school's military science department.

How to apply: Applications are available from your school's military science department.

U.S. Army Building 1307 Third Avenue Fort Knox, KY 40121

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AFCEA ROTC Scholarships $2,000-$3,000 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must major in electrical or aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering, physics or mathematics at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time as college sophomores or juniors and be nominated by professors of military science, naval science or aerospace studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033

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AFCEA ROTC Scholarships $2,000-$3,000 February 19

Eligibility: Applicants must major in electrical or aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering, physics or mathematics at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time as college sophomores or juniors and be nominated by professors of military science, naval science or aerospace studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence and the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and have financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033

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Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Nurse Corps Scholarship Varies January 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps future NROTC college students who are planning to study nursing. Criteria: * High school junior * Plan to attend an NROTC college or university * Plan to pursue the bachelor's degree in nursing * In top 10 percent of class, combined SAT score of 1080 or higher or combined ACT score of 43 or higher. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, official transcript, standardized test scores and three references.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, standardized test scores and three references are required.

U.S. Navy Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Naval Service Training Command Officer Development NAS Pensacola 250 Dallas Street, Suite A Pensacola, FL 32508

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Eagle Scout Scholarship $2,000-$8,000 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have reached Eagle Scout status, must currently be registered in an active unit and can't have reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. Applicants can apply multiple years as long as they are under the age limit, but the maximum award amount is $8,000. Applicants usually apply at the chapter level. Applicants will be required to submit an essay and four-generation ancestor chart with their application.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 809 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-2619

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Seabee Memorial Scholarship Varies April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or step-children of Regular, Reserve, Retired or deceased officers or enlisted members who have served or are now serving with the Naval Construction Force or Naval Civil Engineer Corps, or who have served but have been honorably discharged. Applicants must be a senior in high school or a high school graduate. Selection is based on scholastic record, citizenship, financial need and leadership. Scholarships are for undergraduate degree programs only.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association P.O. Box 6574 Silver Spring, MD 20916

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American Legion Legacy Scholarships Varies April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children or adopted children of a parent who was in the U.S. military and died in active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate study in the U.S.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion 700 North Pennsylvania Street P.O. Box 1055 Indianapolis, IN 46206

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Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others Full tuition and fees 6-8 weeks prior to the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children of armed forces members who are deceased or are/were POW or MIA, deceased state police officers and deceased Department of Transportation employees. Critiera: * Applicant's parent must have died of a service- or job-related cause if deceased * Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and Delaware resident * 16 to 24 years of age. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Department of Education - School Supports The Townsend Building 401 Federal Street Suite 2 Dover, DE 19901-3639

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship Varies March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of United States Naval Academy graduates or Navy members who served in the submarine service. The Navy member or Academy graduate must have died on active duty or have 100 percent disability and be medically retired. Applicants must also be accepted and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 55 Unionville, CT 06085

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Kentucky Veterans Tuition Waiver Program Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Kentucky residents and be children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows/widowers of Kentucky veterans and must be age 26 or younger. The veteran must have died in active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, have a service-connected 100 percent disability, have served during wartime and be totally disabled or have died for any reason.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Attn.: Tuition Waiver Coordinator 321 W. Main Street Suite 390 Louisville, KY 40202

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New Jersey Bankers Education Foundation Scholarships Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be pursuing a college degree or technical or vocational training. They must be spouses, children, stepchildren, grandchildren or persons for whom the soldier provided half of their support for the calendar year and have financial need. The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey, or the soldier must have been a permanent resident of or have lived on a military base in New Jersey.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

New Jersey Bankers Association 411 North Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07016

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New Mexico Children of Deceased Veterans Scholarships Full tuition plus stipend Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children between the ages of 16 and 26 whose parent was a veteran who was killed in action or who died of a battle-related injury. The waiver covers tuition at any state funded college or university as well as a $150 per semester stipend to help cover books or fees.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services P.O. Box 2324 Santa Fe, NM 87504

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Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be New Hampshire residents between the ages of 16 and 25, enrolled in college at least half-time at a New Hampshire public institution of higher learning and have a parent or parents who died while on active duty or from service-related disability.

How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

New Hampshire Department of Education Higher Education Commission 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301

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South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Veterans must have been killed, injured, taken prisoner, pronounced missing in action or awarded the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor. Students must attend a state-supported college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs VA Regional Office Building, Room 141 1801 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201

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South Dakota Reduced Tuition - Children of Deceased Servicemen/women Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be South Dakota residents who are under the age of 25. The deceased parent must have been a resident of South Dakota for at least six months before entering the service and must have died while enlisted from any cause.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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1st Marine Division Association Scholarship Up to $1,750 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans of the 1st Marine Division or units attached to or supporting the Division who are now deceased or totally and permanently disabled for any reason. Applicants must attend an accredited university as full-time undergraduate students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

1st Marine Division Association Inc. 410 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054

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California Fee Waiver Program for Children of Veterans Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, spouses, unmarried surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of veterans who are deceased or totally disabled due to service-related causes. The veteran must have served during a qualifying war period, and the child must be under 27 years of age (30 if the child is a veteran). There is no age limit for spouses or domestic partners. Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability, had one at the time of death or died of service-related causes may qualify if their income is at or below the national poverty level. In this case, there is no age limit.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a nursing program or students who are already attending nursing school in Illinois. They must have financial need and a satisfactory academic record, character and activity record. Dependents of deceased or disabled veterans receive priority.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation AMVETS Department of Illinois 2200 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703

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Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship Varies March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of United States Naval Academy graduates or Navy members who served in the submarine service. The Navy member or Academy graduate must have died on active duty or have 100 percent disability and be medically retired. Applicants must also be accepted and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 55 Unionville, CT 06085

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Louisiana Veterans State Aid Program Full tuition and fees Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or surviving spouses of United States Armed Forces veterans who died or became at least 90 percent disabled in service or from a service-connected disability incurred during wartime. Deceased veterans must have been a Louisiana resident for at least 12 months before entering the service, and disabled veterans must have lived in the state at least 24 months prior to the dependent's admission into the program. Spouses must use the program within 10 years of establishing eligibility, and children must be between 16 and 25 years of age.

How to apply: Applications are available from your Parish Veterans Service Office.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs 1885 Wooddale Boulevard P.O. Box 94095 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

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Military Service Recognition Scholarship Up to full tuition plus living expenses Varies

Eligibility: Military personnel must have been injured on or after August 2, 1990, and they must have been New York state residents at the time of the injury.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund Waiver of Tuition Full tuition Prior to the start of any term

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, stepchildren, spouses or widows of veterans who died of a service-connected injury or illness, became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service or was classified as MIA or POW during armed conflict after August 4th, 1964. They must be Nebraska residents and attend a state college, university or community college.

How to apply: Applications are available from your County Veterans Service Officer.

Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs State Service Office 5631 S. 48 Street Lincoln, NE 68516

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North Dakota Dependent Tuition Waiver Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of a North Dakota veteran who was killed in action, died or became disabled because of a service-connected injury, was a prisoner of war or was declared missing in action. Students must enroll in a North Dakota public institution of higher learning and earn their degree or certificate within 45 months or ten semesters.

How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration 810 Vermont Avenue NW Washington, DC 20420

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NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans $450 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must have a parent who served in the United States Armed Forces during Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Vietnam or Korean Conflicts, World War I or II or as a Merchant Seaman during World War II. The parent must be or have been a resident of New York State and have died or suffered a disability of 40 percent or more as a result of service, been classified as missing in action or been a prisoner of war. Students with a parent who has received the expeditionary medal for participation in operations in Lebanon, Grenada or Panama and students born with spina bifida whose parent is a Vietnam Veteran are also eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Ohio War Orphans Scholarship $6,994-77 percent of full tuition July 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio war veterans. They must be Ohio residents under the age of 25 and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible Ohio institution of higher learning. The award covers all instructional charges and general fees at public institutions and a portion of them at private institutions.

How to apply: Applications are available from the Ohio Board of Regents, high school guidance offices, college financial aid offices and veterans service offices.

Ohio Board of Regents State Grants and Scholarships Department 25 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215-3414

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South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Veterans must have been killed, injured, taken prisoner, pronounced missing in action or awarded the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor. Students must attend a state-supported college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs VA Regional Office Building, Room 141 1801 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Tuition Waiver for Dependents of Kentucky Veterans Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows or widowers of qualifying Kentucky veterans. Criteria: * Veteran must have died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, be 100 percent disabled from service, be totally disabled with wartime service or be deceased and have served during wartime * Children of veterans must be age 26 or younger. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, birth or marriage certificate, veteran's discharge certificate, death certificate or disability award letter and evidence of Kentucky residency.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, birth or marriage certificate, veteran's discharge certificate, death certificate or disability award letter and evidence of Kentucky residency are required.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Attn.: Tuition Waiver Coordinator 321 W. Main Street Suite 390 Louisville, KY 40202

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others Full tuition and fees 6-8 weeks prior to the start of classes

Eligibility: This scholarship helps children of armed forces members who are deceased or are/were POW or MIA, deceased state police officers and deceased Department of Transportation employees. Critiera: * Applicant's parent must have died of a service- or job-related cause if deceased * Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and Delaware resident * 16 to 24 years of age. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Department of Education - School Supports The Townsend Building 401 Federal Street Suite 2 Dover, DE 19901-3639

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Mississippi Educational Assistance for MIA/POW Dependents Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of armed service members from or stationed in Mississippi who have been prisoners of war or missing in action. The scholarship will pay tuition for up to eight semesters at an accredited institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available from Mississippi Veterans Affairs offices.

Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board P.O. Box 5947 Pearl, MS 39288-5947

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South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Veterans must have been killed, injured, taken prisoner, pronounced missing in action or awarded the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor. Students must attend a state-supported college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Carolina Office of Veterans Affairs VA Regional Office Building, Room 141 1801 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201

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South Dakota Free Tuition for Dependents of Prisoners or Missing in Action Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or spouses of veterans who were declared POW or MIA. Applicants must confirm that the parent/spouse who is declared POW or MIA must have official residency listed as South Dakota and declaration of POW or MIA status must be made by United States Secretary of Defense. Benefits may be received for up to eight semesters or twelve quarters.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship $500 January 11

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Michigan 212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A Lansing, MI 48915

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Kentucky Veterans Tuition Waiver Program Full tuition waiver Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Kentucky residents and be children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows/widowers of Kentucky veterans and must be age 26 or younger. The veteran must have died in active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, have a service-connected 100 percent disability, have served during wartime and be totally disabled or have died for any reason.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Attn.: Tuition Waiver Coordinator 321 W. Main Street Suite 390 Louisville, KY 40202

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New Jersey Bankers Education Foundation Scholarships Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be pursuing a college degree or technical or vocational training. They must be spouses, children, stepchildren, grandchildren or persons for whom the soldier provided half of their support for the calendar year and have financial need. The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey, or the soldier must have been a permanent resident of or have lived on a military base in New Jersey.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

New Jersey Bankers Association 411 North Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07016

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Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
California Fee Waiver Program for Children of Veterans Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, spouses, unmarried surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of veterans who are deceased or totally disabled due to service-related causes. The veteran must have served during a qualifying war period, and the child must be under 27 years of age (30 if the child is a veteran). There is no age limit for spouses or domestic partners. Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability, had one at the time of death or died of service-related causes may qualify if their income is at or below the national poverty level. In this case, there is no age limit.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

California Department of Veterans Affairs 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814

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Louisiana Veterans State Aid Program Full tuition and fees Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or surviving spouses of United States Armed Forces veterans who died or became at least 90 percent disabled in service or from a service-connected disability incurred during wartime. Deceased veterans must have been a Louisiana resident for at least 12 months before entering the service, and disabled veterans must have lived in the state at least 24 months prior to the dependent's admission into the program. Spouses must use the program within 10 years of establishing eligibility, and children must be between 16 and 25 years of age.

How to apply: Applications are available from your Parish Veterans Service Office.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs 1885 Wooddale Boulevard P.O. Box 94095 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

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Military Service Recognition Scholarship Up to full tuition plus living expenses Varies

Eligibility: Military personnel must have been injured on or after August 2, 1990, and they must have been New York state residents at the time of the injury.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) 99 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12255

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Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund Waiver of Tuition Full tuition Prior to the start of any term

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, stepchildren, spouses or widows of veterans who died of a service-connected injury or illness, became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service or was classified as MIA or POW during armed conflict after August 4th, 1964. They must be Nebraska residents and attend a state college, university or community college.

How to apply: Applications are available from your County Veterans Service Officer.

Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs State Service Office 5631 S. 48 Street Lincoln, NE 68516

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Tuition Waiver for Dependents of Kentucky Veterans Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows or widowers of qualifying Kentucky veterans. Criteria: * Veteran must have died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, be 100 percent disabled from service, be totally disabled with wartime service or be deceased and have served during wartime * Children of veterans must be age 26 or younger. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, birth or marriage certificate, veteran's discharge certificate, death certificate or disability award letter and evidence of Kentucky residency.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, birth or marriage certificate, veteran's discharge certificate, death certificate or disability award letter and evidence of Kentucky residency are required.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Attn.: Tuition Waiver Coordinator 321 W. Main Street Suite 390 Louisville, KY 40202

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Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Up to $10,000 February 29

Eligibility: Applicants must be honorably-discharged veterans, spouses of disabled veterans who have graduated high school (or obtained a GED) and who have served in the U.S. military. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school the following fall. Award will increase with renewal to encourage completion of program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program, Scholarship America One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082

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