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 ScholarshipAmountDescription 
American Legion$3000Financial assistance for pursuing an undergraduate degree. 
Amvets ScholarshipsSee linkAwarded to veterans, sons, daughters, and grandchildren of veterans as well as of deceased veterans. 
AVECO ScholarshipVariousScholarship for servicemembers and spouses 
Berkman Foundation$1000Scholarships for veterans 
Columbus Foundation/ American Legion Ohio Warriors Fund$500Provided to dependents of Ohio servicemembers killed in action. 
Daniel Drevnick ScholarshipSee linkAssistance for veterans transitioning from military to civilian law enforcement. 
Energy Polymer Group (EPG) Scholarship$3000Scholarship for Kent State veteran students. Annual deadline is April 1. 
Fallen PatriotsSee linkScholarships for children of deceased veterans. 
Hammer Family ScholarshipSee linkScholarships for veterans studying math, statistics, chemistry, physics, or engineering. 
H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship$1000Scholarship for veterans who want to use their education to help fellow veterans. 
Horatio Alger Military Veterans scholarshipSee linkVeterans who served under Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
John S. McCain International Scholarship$5000For dependents to study abroad. 
Marines' Memorial Tribute ScholarshipSee linkScholarships for any military personnel who have transitioned from Active Duty to reserve or civilian. 
Military Order of the Purple Heart ScholarshipSee linkAwarded 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 yearAssistance in pursuing academic goals. 
Special Forces James Ahn Memorial Scholarship$1000Awarded to a Special Forces veteran pursuing a degree. 
NBCC FoundationSee linkAssistance 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 ScholarshipUp to 100% of in-state tuitionThe 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 FoundationSee linkAssistance to veterans who are pursuing further education. 
Premier Nursing AcademySee linkA variety of scholarships for nursing students. For veterans or family members of veterans. 
School of Information iSeed Scholarship$1000Available to students who are veterans and/ or are from underrepresented groups in their first semester of the MLIS program. 
Student Veterans of America ScholarshipsSee linkSVA 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$5000For veterans, service members, and related family members. May 1 deadline. 
The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) Legacy Scholarship$1000-$2500Assistance to Army women and their children in achieving their goals and aspirations. 
Trumbull County Disabled Veterans Chapter 11 Scholarship$1000For children or grandchildren of a disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient. Email 
Veteran Hero Scholarship$5000For veterans, service members, and related family members.  
Veterans United Scholarship ProgramBiannual/ $2000Committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide. 
VFW Military Scholarship$3000 per scholarship25 $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 grantWells 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 yearRenewable scholarships for veterans or spouses of disabled veterans. 
WiseGeek Military Appreciation$500 per yearDecember 31 deadline for active duty military members or veterans. 

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