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Veteran Scholarship Resources

Student Veterans of America Scholarship Program

The Pat Tillman Foundation offers Military Scholarship for veterans, active servicemembers, and spouses!

Scholarship Guide 2008/09!! This document lists 50 pages of scholarship resources by their deadline month! Need money...check it out!


DKF Veterans Assistance Foundation

PO Box 7166

San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 595-3896

Provides a limited number of $5,000 scholarships to OEF/OIF veterans in any branch of the military who attend school on a full-time basis. Applicants must be a CA resident attending a University, College or trade institution.  Also, provides a limited number of $1,500 - $5,000 scholarships for dependents of veterans who have been killed in action or incurred disabilities that are noted in their DD Form 214 as 75% or more.

Horatio Algers Military Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone (703) 684-9444

high school students who have faced & overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

Mehadi Foundation

516 N Griffith Park Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Provides scholarships to OEF/OIF veterans with history of substance abuse issues who have been sober for at least 6 months. 

Royal Neighbors of America

230 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-8645

Provides scholarships to

  • New HorizonsScholarships: Royal Neighbors "nontraditional" scholarship program provides educational support to members who don't fall into the usual college age range. 10 scholarships are open to female members ages 35 & older.Scholarship amounts are available up to $5,000 for part-time studentsor full-time students enrolled at an accredited college, university, junior college, or vocational school.
  • New HorizonsLeader Scholarship: This scholarship provides educational opportunities for outstanding women age 35 or older by annually awarding up to $5,000 for up to 4 years. The most qualified female applicant is chosen from the New Horizon applicants.
  • Life EnrichmentScholarships: This scholarship is designed for beneficialmembers ages 21 & older who are interested in continuing their education through short-term courses.5 awards of a maximum of $500 will be made to those who complete the required form & provide any additional requested information.

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation

350 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 242-8921

Provides scholarships to veterans. Must work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Smith College School for Social Work

Lilly Hall

Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

(413) 585-7950

Provides a full tuition MSW scholarship for the 27-month program, as well as on campus room & board while the student is on campus during the summer months (approximately $50,000 in total).

Thanks USA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Management Services – Shellee Hintz

One Scholarship Way

PO Box 297

Saint Peter, MN 56082

(877) 849-8727 or (507) 931-0408

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, veterans & family members of veterans.

The Fund for Veterans' Education Scholarship

Scholarship America - Julie Wilkins

One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297

Saint Peter, MN 56082

(507) 931-1682 or (800) 537-4180

Provides scholarships to veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), Coast Guard, National Guard & Armed Forces Reserves.

  • Must have served & been deployed for at least 60 days in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, or be veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, but did not meet the 60-day active service period as a result of a service-related injury or condition incurred while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate program of study at any accredited 2-year or 4-year institution, public or private, including technical schools for the Spring 2008 term. The program may continue past 2008-2009, but they are not considering applications for those not enrolled for Spring, 2008 at this time.
  • Have applied for & accepted all federal, state & institutional need-based grants & all available military educational benefits.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship

Mortgage Research Center

2101 Chapel Plaza Court, Suite 207

Columbia, MO 65203

(800) 405-6682

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, honorably discharged veterans & children of active duty military or veterans in conjunction with the Military Education Scholarship Program.

Veterans Scholarship Program

International Franchise Association
1501 K Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 628-8000

  • Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard & be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.
  • Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goal, & 2 letters of recommendation.

VFW Military Scholarships

  • The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.
  • The scholarships will be awarded to service members from each branch of service (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) during the 1st quarter of the year following the deadline.
  • Note: For 2009, the program has been renamed to VFW Military Family Scholarship, & service members may elect to use the scholarship for their spouse or child to attend school.

American Liberty Scholarship

Whether you are a first time college student or adult returning to school to get bachelors, masters, PhD or technical certification you may qualify for the American Liberty Scholarship.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  • Eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant's financial need & availability of funds, in accordance with policies established by the Society's Board of Directors.
  • All applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • All applicants for these programs must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students in a traditional classroom setting at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that participates in the U. S. Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs inquiry

Information and Assistance

Fast Web

Recommended by over 15,500 high schools and 3,500 colleges, FastWeb is the nation's largest, most accurate, & most frequently updated scholarship database online.

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  • Provides information on scholarships, financial assistance, VA home loans, benefits, etc

Department of Defense

  • provides scholarship & grant information for disabled veterans.

Veterans' Children Funds

Freedom Alliance Fund

22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166

(703) 444-7940 or (800) 475-6620

Provides scholarships to children of veterans who have been disabled or killed during combat.

Our Military Kids

6861 Elm Street, Suite 2-A

McLean, VA 22101

(703) 734-6654

Provides scholarships to children of individuals in the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Reserve & Coast Guard Reserve.  Funds activities such as youth sports, fine arts & tutorial programs. Does not cover tuition or childcare.

Special Operations Warriors Foundation Scholarships

P.O. Box 13483

Tampa, FL 33681-3483

(813) 805-9400 or (877) 337-7693

Provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid & educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Army Emergency Relief

200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332
(703) 428-0000 or (866) 878-6378

Provides scholarships to spouses and/or dependent children of active duty Army personnel or Army veterans.

Scholarships for Military Children

c/o Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 294-8560 or (888) 294-8560

Provides college scholarship grants to children of active duty personnel, reserve/guard & retired military members or survivors of deceased members. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to attend a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.


Financial Resources

Air Force Aid Society

241 18th Street, Suite 202
Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 769-8951

Who is eligible? Active Air Force duty members and their dependents.  May consider providing services to retired Air Force personnel and their dependents on a case by case basis.

  • food or utilities
  • emergency travel
  • medical or dental expenses
  • educational grants for family members of active duty military personnel

Air Force Cross Roads

Who is eligible? Active duty members of the Air Force

  • financial and emergency assistance
  • credit and money management
  • college planning
  • home buying counseling
  • estate planning

American Legion

P. O. BOX 6141
Indianapolis, IN 46206

(202) 631-9924

Who is eligible? American Legion members

  • temporary financial assistance
  • shelter, food, utilities and health expenses
  • assistance with child care
  • vehicle repairs and other routine household expenses
  • home and vehicle adaption
  • pro bono financial planning

American Veterans Coalition

3110 Judson Street, # 114
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1254
(877) 229-7150

Who is eligible? Veterans

  • financial assistance
  • temporary housing
  • job placement
  • clothing, blankets, food baskets, care kits

Army Emergency Relief

200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332
(703) 428-0000 or (866) 878-6378

Who is eligible? Active National Guard/Army members AND National Guard/Army veterans

  • rent, food, utilities
  • emergency transportation
  • vehicle repair
  • funeral expenses
  • medical or dental expenses

Association of the United States Army

Family Programs

2425 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 841-4300 or (800) 336-4570

Who is eligible? Active duty military personnel AND veterans

  • grants or interest free loans to help with unexpected events
  • educational services on obtaining military benefits

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

2 Church Street, Suite 101
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 432-5400

Who is eligible? Severely wounded disabled OEF/OIF veterans and their families

  • mortgage/rent payments, home repairs, utility bills
  • vehicles: car payments, new car deposits, repair costs, and gasoline
  • groceries, baby formula, and household supplies
  • air travel, and lodging
  • school supplies and clothing
  • medical bills and co-payments

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610

Arlington, VA 22203-1804
(800) 881-2462

Who is eligible? Retired, active duty or reserve members of the Coast Guard

  • short-term interest-free loans or financial grants
  • food, shelter, utilities, telephone
  • funeral expenses
  • emergency travel, emergency home repair

Fisher House Foundation

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 294-8560 or (888) 294-8560

Who is eligible? Injured service members and their families

  • temporary housing for families of service members being treated at VA hospitals
  • free airline tickets for veterans/families
  • scholarships for family members of injured veterans

Freedom Alliance

22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166

(703) 444-7940 or (800) 475-6620

Who is eligible? Wounded troops and their families

  • housing
  • travel expenses

National Association of American Veterans

P.O. Box 6865

Washington, DC 20020-9994

(202) 465-3296  

Who is eligible? Active duty service members and veterans

  • mortgage or rental assistance
  • home repair/maintenance
  • vehicle repair/maintenance
  • medical expenses
  • transportation expenses

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Wounded Warrior Center

Bldg H49

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-725-3680
Fax: 760-725-3685

Who is eligible? Marines wounded in combat or injured in combat-related training, members of other services wounded or injured while supporting Marine units, families of these wounded and injured veterans.

  • medical support assistance program
  • transportation program
  • housing assistance, specialized equipment
  • therapeutic arts program

National Military Family Association

2500 North Van Dorn Street, Suite 102

Alexandria, VA 22302-1601
(800) 260-0218

Who is eligible? Active duty military members and veterans

  • deployment info to service members and families
  • financial awards to families
  • education and employment resources for spouses and children
  • financial advice

Navy-Marine Corps Relief

875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225

Arlington, VA 22203-1977

(703) 696-4904

Who is eligible? Active duty and reserve members in the Navy or Marine Corps

Offers grants or interest free loans for areas including:

  • emergency  transportation
  • funeral expenses
  • medical/dental bills
  • food, rent, utilities, unforeseen family emergencies, disaster relief assistance
  • childcare expenses
  • essential vehicle repairs
  • educational scholarships or interest free loans
  • budget counseling services

Operation Family Fund

P.O. Box 837

Ridgecrest, CA 93556

(760) 793-0053

Who is eligible? Severely injured OEF/OIF and/or their families

  • food, rent, utilities
  • emergency transportation and vehicle repair
  • funeral expenses
  • legal, medical, dental expenses
  • assistance with home, rental, lease, purchase or home improvements
  • assistance with the purchase and rental or leasing of a vehicle

Salvation Army Liberty Program

832 W. James M. Wood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 438-1611

Who is eligible? OEF/OIF veterans and/or their families

  • childcare/preschool
  • grocery/food vouchers
  • rental assistance
  • clothing vouchers
  • calling cards, gas vouchers
  • utilities
  • college books
  • case management
  • counseling

Soldiers' Angels

1792 E. Washington Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91104

(626) 529-5114

Who is eligible? Active duty military persons and families

  • blankets, care packages, holiday gifts to deployed soldiers
  • emergency travel assistance

Unmet Needs

406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

(866) 789-6333

Who is eligible? Active duty military personnel, veterans and their families

  • housing expenses: mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance
  • vehicle expenses: payments, insurance and repairs
  • food and clothing
  • children's clothing, diapers, formula, school or childcare expenses
  • medical bills, prescriptions and eyeglasses

USA Cares

P.O. Box 759
Radcliff, KY 40159

Who is eligible? Military personnel

  • Preventing home foreclosures and evictions
  • Assisting with basic needs during financial crisis

Veteran Love and Appreciation

930 Washington Avenue, Suite 203

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 673-2856

Who is eligible? Severely wounded and disabled OIF/OEF veterans

  • food, gas, emergency travel

Wounded Warrior Project

7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 296-7350 or (877) TEAM-WWP

Office hours: M-F 8AM – 5PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Who is eligible? Men and women who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.

  • family assistance: housing, food and childcare
  • benefits counseling

Omni Financial

USA Phone: +1-702-437-6057

USA Phone Toll Free: +1-877-OMNI USA (1-877-666-4872)

USA Fax: +1-702-531-6845

USA Fax Toll Free: +1-800-666-4904

  • Military Loans are available up to $10,000
  • Often you can have the cash within the same day
  • Competitive loan rates, fast and convenient service

If you are full time active duty or career retired (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or Coast Guard you are generally eligible to apply for a loan with Omni Financial. Residency restrictions may apply.

Veterans Loans

3610 Buttonwood Dr.
Suite 300
Columbia, MO 65201
866-320-8299 phone
800-222-4555 fax

  • Specialize in helping veterans & active military members utilize the full benefits they have earned through their service. Our sole purpose is to educate veterans on the benefits they qualify for & assist them through the mortgage process.
  • Home Loans only

USA Together

USAtogether, Inc
171 Main Street, #106
Los Altos, CA 94022

  • At USA Together, our mission is to use the power of the Internet to help the men and women of the US military who have suffered life-altering injuries in service to their country.
  • By publishing specific needs for goods, financial assistance and services, we hope to connect injured service members and their families with those who are willing and able to assist them.


  • Must be current or former members of any branch of the US Military including National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard.
  • Must have been injured, wounded, or acquired a disease during their military service.
  • Eligibilty is also extended to the immediate family of those killed in action
  • Active duty service members will be asked to provide: Fax copy of Military photo ID card , Fax copy of most recent pay stub
  • Former service members will be asked to provide: Fax copy of DD214 , Fax copy of VA photo ID card showing "Service Connected"
  • Contact information for their caseworker at either a VA or DoD hospital or Clinic