Military Scholarships for Service Members, Spouses and Dependents
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 25,000 scholarships and $60,000,000 to children whose parents are active duty, reserve, retired, veteran Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Applications are being accepted now for the 2011 school year. Marine families can apply on-line now at: http://www.mcsf.org/page.aspx?pid=326
Raiford Trask III Scholarship
President Raiford Trask III, has established a merit scholarship at UNCW to benefit active-duty U.S. Marines and members of their families. Preference will be given to Marines wounded in action or who serve in special operations. http://uncw.edu/articles/2013/05/traskscholarship/
The Moncrief Military Scholarship
The Moncrief Military Scholarship is a Merit scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need and is available for both the in and out-of-state student. Preference will be given to the spouse of an active duty military member, currently stationed in NC. Second preference will be given to the child of an active duty military member, currently stationed in NC. For more additional information and the scholarship application, please visit: http://www.uncw.edu/admissions/newAid.html. (*Please note, you will need to fill out the "Transfer, Current or Graduate Students Scholarship Application". On Question #12, please indicate that you are applying for the MSGT (Ret.) es Moncrief Military Dep. Scholarship.)
Hope for the Warriors - Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships
The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship program identifies, recognizes, and rewards spouses/caregivers for their strength, fidelity, and resolve despite adversity. Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well being of their families.
Scholarship awards are $5,000 to be made co-payable to the scholarship recipient's institution for payment of tuition, books and supplies and may be reapplied for up to four years for a maximum of $20,000. The application process is the same for new applicants and renewals.
Five total awards will be given. The winners of The Shannon Maxwell Award, The Bonnie Amos Award, The Karin Dickerson Award, and The Robin Kelleher - New Beginnings Award, the last of which is awarded specifically to the spouse of a KIA, will each receive $5,000.
Additionally this spring, The Sidney Popkin Memorial Scholarship was added by Mr Ivins "Itchy" Popkins in honor of his brother Sidney Popkin. This $1,250 award memorializes the values he held dear.
More information and applications are available at: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/story/18727849/spouse-caregiver-scholarships
Spouses of Wounded or Fallen Service Members Scholarship
The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program for spouses of wounded or fallen service members. Scholarships are awarded to military spouses to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. Thanks to a partnership with the Fisher House Foundation, Folds of Honor Foundation, and BAE Systems, the Association is able to provide scholarships to a larger number of deserving military spouses.
Applications will only be accepted online at www.militaryfamily.org/scholarships. Spouses of uniformed service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) of any branch or rank are eligible to apply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board
North Carolina Children of War Veterans
In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina's war veterans, a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans. North Carolina Veterans Scholarships
Military Family Scholarships
Many organizations provide scholarships or support reduced tuition for military personnel, veterans and their family members. The following link will take you to a list of associations, educational institutions and corporations offering education assistance to the military community. We have also included links to some helpful guides to aid in applying for scholarships as well as links to online scholarship search engines, which provide an easy way to find scholarship programs across the country . http://www3.ausa.org/webpub/deptfamilyprograms.nsf/byid/kcat-6dkqmq
Additional Military Scholarships
The website Military Scholarships for Service Members, Spouses and Dependants, contains an extensive list of additional scholarships available to military associated students.