Scholarships for Military Family


Association of the United States Army - Bob Snead Memorial Scholarship

A $2000.00 scholarship will be awarded to two eligible participants. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, or books within one academic year.

The eligibility requirements for the Bob Snead Memorial Scholarship are :

  • Fort Gordon Active Duty or Reserve military personnel or a direct family member of an Active Duty or Reserve military. (spouse or child) 
  • Be enrolled in an accredited, degree producing college or university. 
  • Must have attended the accredited college or university for at least one term and have received at least a 2.0 grade point. (Special exceptions may be made for new high school graduates with significant AP or college credit.) 
  • May be either an undergraduate or graduate student.

Application deadline : May 16, 2016

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Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.

Who is Eligible?

Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit. Eligible children:

  • are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • have 15 years to use the benefit beginning on his/her 18th birthday
  • may use the benefit until his/her 33rd birthday
  • cannot use the benefit before age 18, even if he/she has completed high school
  • may be married
  • are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program 

 Section 701 of the Choice Act expands the Fry Scholarship to include the surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  Prior to this law, only children of those who died in the line of duty were eligible for this benefit. 

 The law states eligible spouses are entitled to receive:

  • 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, this includes tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies.
  • Training must start on or after January 1, 2015.  Training prior to January 1, 2015, is not eligible to receive benefits under Section 701.  
  • A spouse has 15 years from the date of the Service Member’s death to utilize benefits.  If a spouse remarries, benefits end the date of the remarriage

How do I Apply?

VA will begin accepting applications for this benefit May 1, 2010, and will begin issuing payments to eligible children by 8/1/10. Children enrolled from 8/1/09 through 7/31/10 may receive retroactive payments for that time.

For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or visit the VA GI Bill Website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.


Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship

Scholarships are now available - APPLY NOW!

The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security.

The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of all Uniformed Services members:

  • Active Duty
  • National Guard and Reserve
  • Retirees
  • Survivors

The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board for:

  • GED or ESL
  • Vocational training and Professional certification
  • Degree seeking (undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Ph.Ds. and post-doctoral programs)
  • Licensure fees
  • Clinical supervision for specific mental health licensure
  • In-class or on-line
  • Full-time or part-time

Scholarship selection is based on your completion of some survey questions which will help us advocate for education changes on your behalf, short-answer questions, and an essay question which will help us get to know you better. You must be a military spouse to apply.

Apply for the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program


Civil Service/Political Science/History Scholarship (Medals of America)

Eligibility Requirements General:

  • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S., for completion of undergraduate degree in Political Science, History, or equivalent.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
  • Employees and professional affiliates of Medals of America (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
  • Current Active Duty members and their dependents or any Veteran and their direct descendants (children, grandchildren, etc) .

Application Requirements:

  • Complete all required sections of our application form below.
  • If Active Duty, we will need verification on command letterhead that service member is Active Duty.
  • If a Veteran, or a direct descendant, we will need a copy of the qualifying Veterans DD-214.
  • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application form:
    • Copy of your most recent transcripts.
    • Some form of verification of enrollment at your college.
    • Your Essay.

Entry Requirements:

  • Submit a brief essay between approximately 400 and 800 words, detailing why Civil Service/Political Science/ History is important in your field of study. The essay should be written in a personalized format, referencing your firsthand thoughts and experiences. We are truly interested in why you believe your major of choice will have a positive impact in your life and result in a career.

Award:

  • Total award - $1,000; Number of awards given – 1
  • Maximum award - $1,000 per winner
  • Award amount will be made out to your school in the form of a check, and mailed to your personal address.
  • Winners will be notified via email, social media, and on our official Civil Service/Political Science/ History Scholarship homepage at (Medalsofamerica.com/Scholarship).

Apply for the Civil Service/Political Science/History Scholarship