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United States Military Scholarships

Here are some of the United States Military scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

STEM Majors Scholarship for Underserved Students

Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major and currently enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) institution in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with one of these institutions are eligible. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in an eligible major. Graduate students are not required to be enrolled in an HBCU institution. Distance-learning or online programs will not qualify. Eligibility: NOTE: Degree-seeking candidates must be U.S. citizens. Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited HBCU institution in the United States. Students also may be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with one of these institutions. Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomore and junior students (minimum second-year students only) enrolled full-time in an eligible degree-seeking program. Eligible majors include the following or related STEM subjects: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; or mathematics. Majors directly related to the support of U.S.intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Graduate-level eligible degree programs include the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology. An overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is required. Special consideration will be given to military enlisted candidates/military veterans. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Important: PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,500 are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans and reservists and National Guard personnel of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major at accredited two- or four-year institutions in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. Scholarships will be available for the fall and spring semesters. Eligibility: Applications are requested from U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard personnel either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans or reservists who have served in either Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom. Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Students may also be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with a major, accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomores and juniors, and senior undergraduate students enrolled either part-time or full-time in an eligible degree program. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. No minimum GPA requirement. Primary factors considered in the selection process are demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. A copy of either a Certificate of Service or Discharge Form DD214 will be required. Important: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

AMVETS National Service Foundtion Scholarship

AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grand-children. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually: Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district). Three $4,000 scholarships for veterans ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school; no regard for district boundaries). One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior entering any undergraduate program (no regard for district boundaries).

Career Step - Military Service Members and Spouses Scholarships

Members of our military community make unique sacrifices for our nation, and this scholarship program is intended to make it a little easier for military spouses or service members to gain the education they need to improve their lives. Career Step’s scholarship program offers one deserving military service member, veteran, or military dependent $2,000 that can be used for higher education. Who can apply? Military service members and dependents of those who are active duty or veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard are welcome to apply. There is no age requirement, but the student must be planning to start school if they are not already enrolled. Submit an 800-1000 word essay and/or video on how you plan to use your education to benefit your family and/or community. Competitive candidates will cite specific experiences that encouraged them to continue their education or specific situations where they can apply their skills. The essay should be submitted through the application form, and the video should be submitted as a YouTube link. Complete the application form. In addition to your essay and/or video, you will need to provide: First and last name Program of study Selected school Anticipated start date Military affiliation Phone Email address Address

CCME Scholarships

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. The scholarship eligibility requirements and application process are available July 1 – October 1. Who is eligible for the CCME Scholarships? You must be a United States Service member (active duty/veteran) or spouse of a Service member and is working towards the completion of a higher education degree while attending a CCME membership institution. Is there a GPA or credit hour requirement? Yes. You must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA if you are seeking an associate or bachelor degree; you must have 6 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 3.0 GPA if you are seeking a graduate degree.

Tillman Military Scholarships

Who can apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar? Veteran and active-duty military service members Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members Including surviving spouses Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student: Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above) Graduate or post-graduate degree At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution On what basis are Tillman Military Scholars selected? Educational and career ambitions Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse Record of personal achievement Demonstration of service to others in the community Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community Leadership potential Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses Please check the website for deadline of application and more information.

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