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Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves & National Guard

American Legion Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.  The applicant must also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.  Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities http://www.alaforveterans.org/what_we_do/scholarships/Pages/Non-TraditionalStudentScholarship.aspx  

AMVETS - Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship - The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, who are seeking new skills in order to be competitive in the job market. http://www.amvets.org/pdfs/programs_pdfs/programs_scholarship_application_caccomo_vet.pdf

AMVETS National Scholarship Program - The AMVETS National Scholarship Program is available to financially assist Veterans who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to continue theiir education. http://www.amvets.org/pdfs/programs_pdfs/programs_scholarship_application_veteran.pdf

AMVETS Scholarships - AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible. http://www.amvets.org/programs/scholarships/

Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families 2012-2014, Department of Defense approved list of scholarships and financial aid options for Veterans, military menbers and families.  Every year there are many scholarships that are never paid to students.  This resource contains over 1,400 scholarships specifically targeted for service members and their families. http://www.rspfunding.com/f/VeteransIntro.PDF

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship - The Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship is awarded to Veterans who have served under the United States Military Operation in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning Sept. 11, 2001 or later. https://www.horatioalger.org/

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart. http://www.purpleheart.org/scholarships/Default.aspx

Ohio National Guard Scholarships - For instructions on how to apply, please call Toni Davis at 614-336-7143 or
Toll Free at 1-888-400-6484 or email at Toni.davis7@us.army.mil

Deadlines for receipt of applications for academic terms are as listed below. All applications must be complete, including all necessary forms and documents, and be received by the scholarship office by the deadline in order for the application to be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Visit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs site for a listing of education programs available to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. http://www.nmcrs.org/education.html

NBCC Foundation - The NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship Program is designed to encourage Service Members and Veterans to pursue careers in professional counseling.  The program provides financial support to students who enroll, or seek to enroll, in a CACREP accredited counseling program during or after military service, and who commit to serving military personnel. http://www.nbccf.org/programs

Pat Tillman Foundation  - The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post- 9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of Service Members (children and spouses).  Application deadlines apply. http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/

The Army Women's Foundation (AWF) Legacy Scholarships - AWF recognizes the value of education.  The AWF is committed to helping Army women and their children achieve their educational goals and aspirations.  The Foundation's Legacy Scholarship Program is available to all Army women - active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve and their children.  http://www.awfdn.org/programs/legacyscholarships.shtml

Troops to Teachers - The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation's classrooms.  TTT provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices http://dvs.ohio.gov/veterans_education/troops_to_teachers.aspx    

Veterans United Scholarship Program through the Veterans United Foundation- A non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives or Veterans and military families nationwide.  This scholarship may be available to active-duty service members, Veterans, spouse of military member or Veteran, surviving spouse of a fallen soldier, or child of military member or Veteran. http://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/

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. http://www.vfw.org/Community/Programs/

Dependents/Spouses

Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program - The Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies. http://www.afas.org/Education/ArnoldEdGrant.cfm

American Legion Legacy Scholarship - The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is available for children or legally adopted children of active duty U.S. military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. http://www.legion.org/scholarships

American Legion Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students. Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made.  The applicant must also be a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.  Check with your local American Legion for additional scholarship opportunities. http://www.alaforveterans.org/what_we_do/scholarships/Pages/Non-TraditionalStudentScholarship.aspx

AMVETS Scholarships - AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren.  A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible. http://www.amvets.org/programs/scholarships/

Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program - The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status. http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/EducationalAssistance/DependentChildren.aspx  

Army Emergency Relief: Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) and Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program - The Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) is a need-based education program desinged to provide spouses of active duty or retired Soldiers with financial assistance to pursue a 4-year college degree.  Applicants must apply each year, and scholarship awards do not exceed four academic years. http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/EducationalAssistance/Spouses.aspx

Fallen Heroes Children's Education Fund - This education fund will be used to provide funding for education accounts setup in the names of the children of Minnesota's fallen soldiers. Eligible children are those surviving sons and daughters, including step-children, of fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the conflicts in Afghanistan or Iraq. There are no other qualifications necessary and no application process. http://www.tributetothetroops.org/childrens-education-fund.php

Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families 2012-2014, Department of Defense approved list of scholarships and financial aid options for Veterans, military menbers and families.  Every year there are many scholarships that are never paid to students.  This resource contains over 1,400 scholarships specifically targeted for service members and their families. http://www.rspfunding.com/f/VeteransIntro.PDF

Folds of Honor Foundation - Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of Service Members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation. Our unique scholarships can be applied to schooling now or held by Folds of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment.
http://www.foldsofhonor.com/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund - Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty Service Member who was killed or permanently disabled (100%) rating as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA.  See application form and scholarship rules for complete eligibility details. http://freedomalliance.org/?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=22&Itemid=93

Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation (Dependents) - The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action. http://www.mcsf.org/Page.aspx?pid=365

Military Officers Association of America Scholarships and Grants - Visit the MOAA Scholarships and Grants site for information on a variety of different scholarships, grants and interest-free loans. http://www.moaa.org/Main_Menu/Access_Member_Benefits/Educational_Assistance/Educational_Assistance.html

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart. http://www.purpleheart.org/scholarships/Default.aspx

MilitaryOneSource: Military Spouse Alternative Education Funding Resources - Review an extensive listing of Federal, Service Branch, and other programs available to military spouses and family members. https://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/MilitarySpouseCareerAdvancementAccounts/MilitarySpouseFinancialAidResourceList.aspx

National Military Family Association (MNMFA) MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - NMFA scholarship funds are awarded only to military ID-carrying Uniformed Services' spouses (active duty, retiree, Reserve, National Guard, and/or survivor); If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependant ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant. If at any point you are no longer considered to be a spouse of a Service Member, you must notify NMFA immediately. http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/

National Military Family Association Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program - The National Military Family Association's Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/

Navy League of the United States - Currently, the Navy League Foundation has a total of 25 endowed scholarships. Navy League Councils across the United States provide additional scholarships to students and Sea Cadets in their cities and regions. http://www.navyleague.org/corporate/donate/scholarship.html

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Visit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs site for a listing of education programs available to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. http://www.nmcrs.org/education.html

Operation Homefront and Saban Family Foundation Announce 2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship - Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides programs to U.S. troops and their families, and the Saban Family Foundation have announced they are accepting applications for the 2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship.

The scholarship award is offered to wives of uniformed service members who want to attend vocational training programs in the medical field. Fifteen scholarships of $8,500 each and five scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/technician, nurse assistant training program, and medical transcription. In addition, two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition at vocational nursing programs.

Detailed information on eligibility and the full application are available at the Operation Homefront Web site. http://www.operationhomefront.net/scholarship/

Pat Tillman Foundation  - The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced that the new Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program is accepting applications.  Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action - Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post-9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of Service Members (children and spouses).  Application deadlines apply. http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/

Retired Enlisted Association - The Retired Enlisted Association's (TREA) National Scholarship program. TREA members are proud to be able to offer these scholarships to our Nations high school student. The program is open to any high school student. http://www.trea.org/Committees/Scholarship.html

Scholarships for Military Children - The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.  If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply! You must be planning to attend a college or university on a full-time basis. http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html

ThanksUSA Scholarships - All dependent children, age 24 and under (as of the application deadline), and all spouses of active-duty U.S. military service personnel are eligible to apply for scholarships with ThanksUSA┬«. http://www.thanksusa.org/main/scholarships.html;jsessionid=65052AABC16C4CB708767AE0C352F8DD

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship - An ongoing scholarship offer for students with military affiliation, ROTC, and children of military members.  Each semester, three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the winning students. http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship Programs - The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs across the nation.  Visit the site to learn more or contact your local VFW. http://www.vfw.org/Community/Programs/

Veterans United Scholarship Program through the Veterans United Foundation- A non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives or Veterans and miitary famiies nationwide.  This scholarship may be available to active-duty service members, Veterans, spouse of military member or Veteran, sruviving spouse of a fallen soldier, or child of military member or Veteran. http://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/

 Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

For the 2012-2013 academic year, the amount for the War Orphans Scholarship is:

Public Universities and Community Colleges:

* 93 percent of tuition/general fees

* Independent (non-profit or for-profit) institutions: $5,575 (annual award)

The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Board met July 24, 2012 to approve new applicants for the 2012-2013 academic year. After reviewing the program budget, the Board chose to increase coverage to 93% of tuition/general fees for students attending a public institution during the 2012-2013 academic year. For students attending private institutions, the annual award will be $5,575.

Students must attend full-time, and prior recipients must meet appropriate cumulative GPA requirements (minimum 2.00).

 Overview

What is it? The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict.

Who is eligible? To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

How much aid is available? Scholarship benefits cover a portion of instructional and general fee charges at two and four-year public institutions and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities.

How do I apply? Application is made to the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department.

Where do I get an application?  Click here to get the application. Applications are also available from the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department, high school guidance offices, veterans service offices, and college Financial Aid Offices.

Is there a deadline? The application deadline is July 1 of each year.

For more information, contact Amber Brady at (614) 752-9528 or abrady@regents.state.oh.us