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Scholarship Opportunities

The first place you should go to search for scholarship opportunities at CSULB is the Center for Scholarship Information.

Here are some veteran and dependent specific scholarship opportunities for your review.


Pat Tillman Foundation

Offers Military scholarships for veterans, active servicemen and spouses.


Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) pays eligible dependents up to 36 months of the full, 100% level, of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This includes the tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend.

Currently the Fry Scholarship is only available for children of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. 

The Fry Scholarship will be expanded to surviving spouses of military personnel who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.


Army Emergency Relief

200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332

Phone: (703) 428-0000 or (866) 878-6378

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


Freedom Alliance Fund

22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166

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

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


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.


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

  • NMCRS Education Assistance is available for:
    • Children and spouses of active duty or retired Sailors and Marines (including retired Reservists drawing military retirement pay)
    • Children of deceased Sailors and Marines who died on active duty or after retirement
    • MECEP or MECP students (or selectees)


Our Military Kids

6861 Elm Street, Suite 2-A
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: (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.


Scholarships for Military Children

c/o Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (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.


Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation

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

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


Special Operations Warriors Foundation Scholarships

P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681-3483

Phone: (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.


Student Veterans of America Scholarship Program

The SVA scholarship program will grant scholarships to student veterans that have demonstrated academic excellence in the following categories:

  • Critical programs commonly referred to as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM degrees.
  • International relations, foreign language, and diplomacy programs.
  • Other high demand fields as dictated by foundations and donors.


Thanks USA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Management Services – Shellee Hintz
One Scholarship Way
PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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

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


VA Mortgage Center Scholarship

Mortgage Research Center
2101 Chapel Plaza Court, Suite 207
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: (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 and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most.