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Albert M. Lappin Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas
1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ksamlegion.org

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

American Legion Scholarship Award
Sponsor: American Legion - Department of Illinois
2720 East Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.
Website: http://www.illegion.org/

AMVETS National Scholarship for Veterans
Sponsor: AMVETS National Headquarters
4647 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706-4380
Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.amvets.org

Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas
1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Eligibility: Applicants must be descendants of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ksamlegion.org

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary
8945 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

Amount: $2,500-$3,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's or grandparent's military service description.
Website: http://www.legion-aux.org

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc.
State Armory
360 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06105-3795
Eligibility: Applicants must be Connecticut National Guard members or their sons, daughters or spouses. They must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an accredited degree or technical program. Selection criteria include achievement and citizenship.

Amount: $1,000-$4,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two letters of recommendation, a list of extracurricular activities and accomplishments, transcript including GPA and a personal statement are required.
Website: http://www.ctngfoundation.org/

Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: March 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Maine
5 Verti Drive
Winslow, ME 04901-0727
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mainelegion.org

Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas
1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ksamlegion.org

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
AMVETS Department of Illinois
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ilamvets.org

James V. Day Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Maine
5 Verti Drive
Winslow, ME 04901-0727
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

Amount: $500
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mainelegion.org

Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of the United States Army
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Eligibility: Applicants must be active duty or honorably discharged enlisted soldiers in the U.S. Army or one of its affiliate entities (Army Reserve, National Guard, etc.). They must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited college or university and majoring in or planning to major in engineering or a related subject. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation letters, applicant autobiography, an official transcript, a course of study outline, certificates of completion for other training courses (if applicable) and a copy of form DD-214 (for discharged soldiers) are required.
Website: http://www.ausa.org

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
125 N. West Street
3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eligibility: Applicants must be the spouses, children or grandchildren of a blind veteran and be accepted or enrolled at an accredited, higher learning institution.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 17
How to apply: Contact the BVA for application materials.
Website: http://www.bva.org

Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits
Sponsor: Bureau of Veterans' Services
117 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0117
Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.maine.gov/veterans/

Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship
Sponsor: Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.
Website: http://www.mainecf.org

Mary Ann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
112 State Street
Suite 1310
Albany, NY 12207
Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.deptny.org

Military Award Program (MAP)
Sponsor: Imagine America Foundation
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 203
Reston, VA 20191
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://imagine-america.org/

Military Family Support Trust Scholarships
Sponsor: Military Family Support Trust
1010 American Eagle Boulevard
Box 301
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1500 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0. The award is renewable for four years.

Amount: $2,000-$12,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://mfst.us/

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
4201 38th Street South
Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58104-7535
Eligibility: Applicants must have a six-year commitment to the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Applicants must have completed basic military training, meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and may use the funds for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and vocational flight training programs.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nd.gov/veterans/

Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
4201 38th Street South
Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58104-7535
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.
Website: http://www.nd.gov/veterans/

New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
112 State Street
Suite 1310
Albany, NY 12207
Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or graduates and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.deptny.org

New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
112 State Street
Suite 1310
Albany, NY 12207
Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.deptny.org

Oregon Army National Guard
Sponsor: Oregon Army National Guard
Oregon Military Department
1776 Militia Way SE
Salem, OR 97301
Eligibility: Students must serve in the Oregon Army National Guard. The educational program provides tuition and expenses for vocational school, distance learning, alternative credit programs or college. The Student Loan Repayment Program helps students in repaying up to $50,000. Students must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oregonarmyguard.com

Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Building P-0-47
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Website: http://www.dmva.pa.gov

Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York
112 State Street
Suite 1310
Albany, NY 12207
Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or high school graduates and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.deptny.org

Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas
1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ksamlegion.org

Schneider-Emanuel American Legion Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Wisconsin
2930 American Legion Drive
P.O. Box 388
Portage, WI 53901-0388
Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin high school and plan to earn an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university. Applicants must also have participated in one or more American Legion-sponsored activities listed in the eligibility requirements.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.wilegion.org

Scholarships for Military Children
Sponsor: Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)
1300 E Avenue
Fort Lee, VA 23801–1800
Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 13
How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.
Website: http://www.militaryscholar.org

SGT Felix Delgreco Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecticut National Guard Foundation Inc.
State Armory
360 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06105-3795
Eligibility: Applicants must be sons or daughters of a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard. They must be enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited degree or technical program.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ctngfoundation.org/

South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service
Sponsor: South Dakota Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545
Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.
Website: http://www.sdbor.edu

Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas
1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ksamlegion.org

Veterans Tuition Awards
Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

Amount: Up to $6,950
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.
Website: https://www.hesc.ny.gov

Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarship
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
2044 Galisteo Street
Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100
Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.
Website: http://www.hed.state.nm.us/

Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant
Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
WIAR-G1-ED
P.O. Box 8111
Madison, WI 53708-8111
Eligibility: Applicants must be Wisconsin National Guard enlisted members and warrant officers in good standing who do not have a bachelor's degree. Recipients may use the grant at any campus of the University of Wisconsin System, a public institution of higher education under the Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement or an accredited institution of higher education in Wisconsin.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: 90 days after completion of course/term
How to apply: Applications are available online and are due no later than 90 days after the end of each course or term.
Website: http://dma.wi.gov

Wisconsin Veterans Education Reimbursement Grants
Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
201 West Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Eligibility: Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and must have served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed their initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal. Students must have received an honorable discharge and be working toward a degree or certificate. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Funds are awarded upon course completion.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: No later than 60 days after the start of classes
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.
Website: http://www.dva.state.wi.us