Scholarships for high school seniors, JROTC high school seniors, and veterans.
For dependent children and spouses of active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.
For children of members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and served in the Submarine Force for at least 8 years OR Navy members who have served in submarine suppor activities for a minimum of 10 years.
For children of U.S. Marines and former Marines. Particular attention is given to students who have lost a parent or had a parent wounded in the line of duty.
A site that lists scholarships for children and spouses of military servicemembers.
Public Law 111-32, the Marine GYSGT John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after September 01, 2001. More information can be found here OR on the VA website.
For spouses of all uniformed serive members (Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve, Retirees, and Survivors). Money may be used for tuition, fees, room and board for those pursuing: GED or ESL, vocational training, professional certification, post-secondary, or graduate school. Can be in-class or online classes and full-time or part-time.
For veteran and active duty service members of both pre-and post-9/11 service. Service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; who are enrolled as a full-time student at an American institution of higher learning; and those who benefits have expired or do not meet their needs. Open to service members of all branches of the military, including National Guard and Reserve. For service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, 2-year, 4-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications. Dependents of service members (children between the ages of 19 and 28 and spouses) whose benefits are insufficient or not transferable from their mother/father/husband/wife.
For dependents and spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel (those who have served at least 180 days since 9/11/01, including all those who have been killed or wounded in action).
Audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12.
Youth essay writing contest for students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship, and have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venture Silver Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
Open to any Rockingham County child of a Veteran or active duty military member and/or recently (within 36 months) honorably discharged Veteran.
For women who are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers and have demonstrated such committment through life experiences.
Search for other scholarships on the following websites:
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) (for spouses, dependents, active duty, reserve, and veterans)
College Scholarships.org (for spouses, dependents, and veterans)
Fastweb (one of the largest free scholarship services on the internet; more than 275,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans; you can indicate your veteran status when filling out the information)
FreSch! (database of over 5,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships)
Fundfinder (free web version of the College Board's Fund Finder scholarship database; you can indicate your veteran status when filling out the information)
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc
JMU Financial Aid - Scholarships
Military.com (over 1,000 scholarships; for spouses, dependents, active duty, reserve, and veterans)
Military Scholar (for military children under age of 23)
MyMilitaryEducation.org (for spouses, dependents, and veterans)
Peterson's Student Edge
Scholarship America (the largest non-profit private sector scholarship and educational support organization)
**Also, please take a look at the JMU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships "Where to Look" handout for helpful tips, resources, and FAQ**