Three College Scholarships For Members of the Military and Their Families

by Hank

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarships

The Pat Tillman Foundation is sponsoring “Leadership Through Action” scholarships for service members and dependents. About 50 to 70 scholarships are expected to be awarded on the basis of need and merit. Scholarships will cover undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational and trade degrees and certificates, both online and on-ground. You can check out the foundation’s website, for more information and application forms. But, hurry because the deadline for applying is May 14.

ThanksUSA Military Dependents Scholarships is offering up to 500 scholarships worth $3,000 each to dependents of active-duty military personnel for undergraduate education at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational school or technical school. Awards are intended for first-time undergraduate study only and are not available for graduate study. You can check out the ThanksUSA website for more information and application. The deadline for this scholarship is May 15 or whenever 10,000 applications are received.

National Military Family Association Scholarships

Military spouses and dependents are eligible for $500 to $1,000 scholarships from the National Military Family Association. Scholarship selection is based on the completion of survey questions, short-answer questions, and an essay question. Scholarships are awarded annually; 2009 application period is past, but you can sign up online to be notified when next year’s scholarship application period opens. Visit the National Military Family Association for deadlines, eligibility rules, and more information.

Other Scholarship Sources

Many members of the military can also find scholarships for their dependents through some of the many community groups, military unit associations, and professional associations such as the MOAA.

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Jerry May 29, 2009 at 6:43 am

Thanks for the information about these scholarships! As a veteran now completing my education, I am always glad to hear about ways that can lead to paying for school. I think it’s true about a good education being the best insurance for a successful future, so these scholarships are there to make it happen.
Excellent info!

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