Many organizations provide financial aid and scholarships for veterans like you looking to continue their education. Explore the list below for scholarships and grants for veterans, active military personnel, and family members of veterans:


Name of Scholarship Amount Description
American Legion $3000 Financial assistance for pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Amvets Scholarships See link Awarded to veterans, sons, daughters, and grandchildren of veterans as well as of deceased veterans.
AVECO Scholarship Various Scholarship for servicemembers and spouses
Berkman Foundation $1000 Scholarships for veterans
Columbus Foundation/ American Legion Ohio Warriors Fund $500 Provided to dependents of Ohio servicemembers killed in action.
Daniel Drevnick Scholarship See link Assistance for veterans transitioning from military to civilian law enforcement.
Energy Polymer Group (EPG) Scholarship $3000 Scholarship for Kent State veteran students. Annual deadline is April 1.
Fallen Patriots See link Scholarships for children of deceased veterans.
Hammer Family Scholarship See link Scholarships for veterans studying math, statistics, chemistry, physics, or engineering.
H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship $1000 Scholarship for veterans who want to use their education to help fellow veterans.
Horatio Alger Military Veterans scholarship See link Veterans who served under Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom.
John S. McCain International Scholarship $5000 For dependents to study abroad.
Marines' Memorial Tribute Scholarship See link Scholarships for any military personnel who have transitioned from Active Duty to reserve or civilian.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship See link Awarded to recipient of a purple heart or a direct descendent of a veteran who received a purple heart.
Society of sponsors of the U.S. Navy Centennial Scholarship Program $3000 per year Assistance in pursuing academic goals.
Special Forces James Ahn Memorial Scholarship $1000 Awarded to a Special Forces veteran pursuing a degree.
NBCC Foundation See link Assistance in veterans who are pursuing careers in counseling military personnel.
Can be used for KSU masters in School Guidance and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Ohio War Orphan & Severely Disabled Veterans' Children Scholarship Up to 100% of in-state tuition The Ohio War Orphan & Severely Disabled Veterans' Children Scholarship awards tuition to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans.
May 15 deadline.
Pat Tillman Foundation See link Assistance to veterans who are pursuing further education.  
Premier Nursing Academy See link A variety of scholarships for nursing students. For veterans or family members of veterans.
School of Information iSeed Scholarship $1000 Available to students who are veterans and/ or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS program.
Student Veterans of America Scholarships See link SVA offers a variety of scholarships to for veterans and service-members of various backgrounds each year.
Deadlines and award totals vary by year.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness in Veterans Scholarship $5000 For veterans, service members, and related family members. May 1 deadline.
The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) Legacy Scholarship $1000-$2500 Assistance to Army women and their children in achieving their goals and aspirations.
Trumbull County Disabled Veterans Chapter 11 Scholarship $1000 For children or grandchildren of a disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient. Email
Veteran Hero Scholarship $5000 For veterans, service members, and related family members. 
Veterans United Scholarship Program Biannual/ $2000 Committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide.
VFW Military Scholarship $3000 per scholarship 25 $3000 dollar scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving or who have been discharged within the 36 months before the Dec. 31 deadline.
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant $1000 per grant Wells Fargo's emergency grants ensure veterans and spouses of disabled veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education are able to stay in school.
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program $7000 per year Renewable scholarships for veterans or spouses of disabled veterans.
WiseGeek Military Appreciation $500 per year December 31 deadline for active duty military members or veterans.

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