Military Scholarships

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program

Army Emergency Relief has several education grants available to dependents and spouses of active duty and retired Army soldiers. To find out more about eligibility requirements, deadlines, and how to apply, visit AERHQ Educational Assistance.

Folds of Honor Scholarship

The Folds of Honor Foundation offers college scholarships for spouses and children of service members disabled in action or killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan. Applications may be submitted in advance for children who will not need the scholarship for several years. Scholarship amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis. Visit the Folds of Honor Scholarships website to apply.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships to children of active-duty United States Marines and children of former/deceased Marines. For eligibility, scholarship deadlines, and applications, visit their website.

MOAA Scholarship

The Military Officers Association of America has multiple scholarship opportunities. Visit their website for details and deadlines.

 NHA Scholarship Fund

The Naval Helicopter Association offers nine annual scholarships to students with any military affiliation. Four national undergraduate, one national graduate, and five regional undergraduate scholarships are issued each year with awards up to $3,000 each. The annual application deadline is November 15.  For more details, application information, and deadlines, please visit their website.

Scholarships for Military Children

The Defense Commissary Agency and Fisher House Foundation, Inc. have created the Scholarships for Military Children program. This program awards a $1,500 scholarship at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses. Dependent, unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of deceased members, are eligible to apply. Visit their website for more details.

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to children and grandchildren of officers or enlisted members who have or are currently serving with the Naval Construction Force (Seabees), or Naval Civil Engineer Corps. The scholarships are awarded on financial need, character, good citizenship, leadership, and scholastic record. Please see their website for application information.


ThanksUSA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing post-secondary educational opportunities through need-based competitive scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty U.S. military personnel.  For further information, please see their website.