Scholarships & Loans for Military Children

Last Updated: 11/19/2021 4:35 PM

Keys to successfully getting a scholarship:

  1. Read all the eligibility requirements
  2. Collect all the required documentation
  3. Request letters of recommendation, especially from school counselors, way ahead of due dates
  4. Do all the required paperwork 
  5. Deadlines are REALLY important!

Air Force

Air Force Academy

Alaska Sea Services Scholarship 

American Legion Scholarships

Anchor Scholarship Foundation

Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association Educational 


Army United States Military Academy

Bezos Family Foundation: Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute

Bowfin Foundation

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Coast Guard Academy

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Commandant

Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

Foundation (AFCEA)

Kitsap Credit Union Educational Grants

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Merchant Marine Academy

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Educational Assistance Program

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship

Need A Lift?

NROTC Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

Scholarships for Military Children Program

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Surface Navy Association

Thanks USA Scholarship Program

USNA United States Naval Academy

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation


  • ROTC scholarships are available at many colleges and universities
  • Military academies are highly competitive and generally require nominations from US Senators or Representative.  In addition, there may be appointments to the service academy of their choice for otherwise qualified students who are the sons or daughters of Medal of Honor recipients, deceased or disabled veterans, or active or retired members of the US Armed Forces.
    Send email to: 
    National Education Loan Fund from Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary National Education Loan Fund Director
    DAVA National Headquarters
    3725 Alexandria Pk
    Cold Spring, KY 41076
  • Commissaries offer scholarships, as do Boys and Girls Clubs.


There are many, many more scholarships offered through specific colleges for specific declared majors and for other special groups.  Keep researching - there's money out there!