Are you a veteran pursuing a higher education? Check out this list of scholarships and grants for veterans in higher education. Make sure to take note of due dates.
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled full-time in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.
Identify one emergency need for consideration. Grants can be used for expenses such as:
- Medical/Dental expenses
- Personal automobile repair expenses
- Public transportation/Bus pass
There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.
Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
Raytheon Patriot Scholarship
$10,000 | March 31, 2018 | Awards Available: 3
The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship supports U.S Army student veterans who are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study or are enrolled in a graduate program. Students must demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community and a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
Student Veterans of America
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund
$5,000 | May 15, 2018 | Awards Available: 1
Higher education is expensive and can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per year. The Montgomery G.I. Bill and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill both provide a strong foundation for educational finance, but even these solid tools often fall short of footing the bill. This scholarship program provides financial support to service men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart and are college-bound. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. Applicants must also write a 1,200-1,500 essay. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
P.O. Box 1701
Monterey, CA 93942
Park Foundation Scholarship
$2,000 | June 01, 2018 | Awards Available: 2
Two awards are given to full-time students, one male and one female. Recipient must be either a single female, head-of-household student with dependents; a single male, head of household with dependents; or a Vietnam veteran who no longer has access to educational benefits and has a GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be a custodial parent and must demonstrate financial need.
170 North St, P.O. Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053
Van Sant’s Annual Veterans’ Educational Scholarship
$1,000 | June 15, 2018
The annual Van Sant Law Veterans’ Scholarship is available to all U.S. military veterans attending a college or university who have an honorable discharge. A winner will be chosen based on the completed application form as well as a brief essay about their military experience, their educational goals and their future aspirations. The winner of the scholarship will be announced annually at the end of June. The scholarship will be given directly to the winning veteran. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with an honorable discharge.
Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc.
$500 – $1,500 | Every January & July
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
To be eligible for scholarships from Lint Center for National Security Studies, inc, students must be admitted to a University prior to submitting this application. Scholarships will be awarded for use in tuition and books, not for room and board. The Lint Center of National Security Studies, Inc encourages participation of all students/scholars of any race, color or national or ethnic origin.
Scholarship Application Form
NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship
$8,000 | October 31, 2018 | Awards Available: 5
The military scholarship was created to increase the number of counselors available to serve military personnel and families suffering from a shortage of available mental health professionals. The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the military scholarships for service members, veterans and their spouses pursuing a career in professional counseling. These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited, masters level counseling program; are active duty, have served in the military within the past five years or are a military spouse; and who commit to serving military personnel for a minimum of two years.
- Must be enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program
- Must be former or current active-duty U.S. military service members or spouses of a military service member whose service was within the past five years. Veterans must have served in the military within the past five years and have received an honorable discharge
- Must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process
- Must commit to providing mental health services to service members and/or veterans
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403
Google SVA Scholarship for Student Veterans
$10,000 | November 14, 2018 | Awards Available: 8
Eight scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to student veterans pursuing a degree in the field of computer science. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google’s Summer Annual Scholars’ Retreat. Applicants for the Google SVA Scholarship for Student Veterans must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the upcoming academic year/intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at the university in the United States for the upcoming academic year. Students should be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field and be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve). Must have received an honorable discharge or be in good standing with your unit and transcript. A 300-500 word essay must also be included along with the application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington , DC 20005
Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scholarship
$1,000 | November 14, 2018 | Awards Available: 2
RJT Criminal Defense is offering two educational scholarships annually to United States veterans with PTSD. Each of the scholarships is in the amount of $1,000, the funds to be paid for tuition for secondary education, college (or community college), or trade school. Applicants need not currently be students in order to qualify for an award. Within one year from the date of their award, the winners must provide RJT Criminal Defense with a tuition invoice from the educational institution, and a $1,000 check for will be issued to the institution at that time.
The program is open to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been diagnosed with PTSD.
Your completed application (along with uploads/attachments) must be received by us on or before November 14th.
Applicants must submit:
- A brief statement (no more than 100 words) on your educational plans.
- (Optional) An essay (must be original) of 650 to 1,000 words, on the subject of how PTSD has affected your life.
- We may also ask you for documentation of your status as a U.S. veteran, as well as proof that you have been diagnosed with PTSD.
The Application Process
- Complete the online application (including all uploads), and indicate that you agree to the terms of the program.
- Consideration in the selection process will be given to the amount of activity which your application generates online. Statements and essays that attract and hold the attention of readers will likely lead to increased activity. The final decision will be made by Ryan J. Tegnelia at his sole discretion. The names of the winners will be announced on or before December 13th, with simultaneous notification to the winners by email.
- For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
Ryan J. Tegnelia
2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92108