Scholarship Opportunities

Expired/Exhausted Benefits

Are your Chapter 33 Post 9-11 benefits about to expire? Contact our office regarding the GAP Program. You may be eligible for tuition and fees.

Attention, Active Duty or prior military!! If you have exhausted your educational benefits, or have a spouse, child, or grandchild attending WSU, spring semester 2017, you/they may be eligible for an available scholarship.  Please contact Veterans Services, Charlie Chandler, 801-920-6382 ASAP.

Wasatch Distributing Veteran Support Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be a child or spouse of a military service member who was disabled or deceased while serving on active duty. May be enrolled full or part-time.

Fry Scholarship

As of January 1, 2015 for surviving spouses and children of Service Members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

  • 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% level of the Post-0/11 GI Bill which includes tuition and fee payment, a monthly stipend for books and supplies.
  • Training must start on or after January 1, 2015
  • A spouse has 15 years from the date of the Service Member's death to utilize benefits. If a spouse remarries, benefits end the date of the marriage.

Dolan Daniel Veteran

Account: PS9160
Detail: G160
Type: PRIVATE – DEPARTMETAL
Administered By: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Selection Committee: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Letter Required: No
Semester(s): 0

Criteria: The scholarship recipient must be a veteran and a senior nearing graduation with a 2.6 minimum GPA who has exhausted all military funding/aid for school. Preference will be given to veterans who have no education benefits. Applicants must provide a DD 214.

Designation Notes: The scholarship will be selected, administered, and awarded through the WSU Veteran Services. If there is no qualified applicant in a given award year, the scholarship money will be held and awarded in subsequent years.

Uses: Tuition, fees, books or other educational expenses as approved by the selection committee.

Residual Check: Yes

Presidio Foundation Children

Account: PS9429
Detail: G429
Type: PRIVATE – DEPARTMENTAL
Administered By: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Selection Committee: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Letter Required: No
Semester(s): 0

Criteria: The scholarship recipient must be a child of a former or current U.S. Military member, a resident of Utah and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. May be enrolled full or part-time. May be a graduate or undergraduate student. A 500-word essay answering the question “What does it mean to be an American?” is required. In addition, the recipient must complete one approved service project annually.

Designation Notes: Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Director of Veteran’s Services. However, the Presidio Foundation may review the scholarship applications prior and make recommendations to the Director based on the above criteria. Department must provide information to applicants about the submission process and content requirements of 500-word essay answering the question, “What does it mean to be an American?” The recipient’s service project must be approved by the Presidio Foundation. Recipient may renew the scholarship for up to five years.

Uses: Tuition and fees only.

Residual Check: No

Sigma Delta Pi/SAE Mem Schol

Account: PS9446
Detail: G446
Type: PRIVATE - DEPARTMENTAL
Administered By: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Selection Committee: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Letter Required: No
Semester(s): 0

Criteria: Recipient must be a soldier wounded in battle or a family member of a military service who was killed or wounded while serving on active duty. May be enrolled full or part-time. Preference will first be given to soldiers wounded in battle. Preference will also be given to children or grandchildren of members of Sigma Delta Pi and to students from Utah.

Designation Notes: Scholarship will be administered and awarded by Veteran Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs and finalists will be reviewed by Sigma Delta Pi. The Scholarship is to be disbursed each year the Sigma Delta Pi/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Golf Tournament is held.

Wasatch Distr Vet Support Scho

Account: PS9663
Detail: G663
Type: PRIVATE – DEPARTMENTAL
Administered By: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Selection Committee: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Letter Required: No
Semester(s): 0

Criteria: The scholarship recipient must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be a child or spouse of a military service member who was disabled or deceased while serving on active duty. May be enrolled full or part-time.

Designation Notes: The scholarship will be awarded and recipients selected by Veterans Services.

Uses: Tuition, fees, or other educational expenses.

Residual Check: Yes

Memorial Scholarship

The criteria for awarding the Sigma Delta P1/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Memorial Scholarship are as follows:

  • The student must be enrolled in Weber State University.
    • The student may be enrolled full or part-time.
  • The student must be a family member of a military service member who was killed or wounded while serving on active duty.
  • Preference will be given to students who are children or grandchildren of members of Sigma Delta Fl.
  • If possible this Memorial Scholarship be awarded to immediate family members first. Preference should be given to:
    • (1) Spouses of fallen or wounded military service members
    • (2) Children of fallen or wounded military service members
    • (3) Grandchildren of fallen or wounded military service members
  • Preference will be given to students from Utah.

The scholarship may be used for:

  • tuition
  • student fees
  • class or department fees
  • or other educational expenses


If a student meeting these criteria cannot be found, then funds raised for the Sigma Delta P1/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Memorial Scholarship will awarded to a soldier wounded in battle.

The Sigma Delta Pi/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Memorial Scholarship will be administered and awarded by Veteran Services in the Division of Student Affairs and finalists will be reviewed by Sigma Delta P1.

Pat TillMan Foundation

Offers Military scholarships for veterans, active servicemen and spouses.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Fry Scholarship.

Provides assistance for all children of active duty military service members who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. A child is still eligible if they are married or over 23 years of age. (Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship 89 KB)

Army Emergency Relief

200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332

Phone: 703-428-0000 or 866-878-6378

Provides scholarships to spouses and/or dependent children of active duty Army personnel or Army veterans.

American Liberty Scholarship

Whether you are a first time college student or adult returning to school to get bachelors, masters, PhD or technical certification you may qualify for the American Liberty Scholarship.

Freedom Alliance Fund
22570 Markey Court, Suite 240
Dulles, VA 20166

Phone: 703-444-7940 or 800-475-6620

Provides scholarships to children of veterans who have been disabled or killed during combat.

Horatio Algers Military Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-684-9444

High school students who have faced & overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

Mehadi Foundation

516 N Griffith Park Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Provides scholarships to OEF/OIF veterans with history of substance abuse issues who have been sober for at least 6 months.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing. Awards are provided solely on the basis of the applicant’s financial need & availability of funds, in accordance with policies established by the Society’s Board of Directors.

All applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

All applicants for these programs must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students in a traditional classroom setting at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that participates in the U. S. Department of Education Title IV financial aid programs inquiry.

Our Military Kids

6861 Elm Street, Suite 2-A
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703-734-6654

Provides scholarships to children of individuals in the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Reserve & Coast Guard Reserve. Funds activities such as youth sports, fine arts & tutorial programs. Does not cover tuition or childcare.

Royal Neighbors of America

230 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-8645

New Horizons Scholarships: Royal Neighbors “nontraditional” scholarship program provides educational support to members who don’t fall into the usual college age range. 10 scholarships are open to female members ages 35 & older. Scholarship amounts are available up to $5,000 for part-time students or full-time students enrolled at an accredited college, university, junior college, or vocational school.

New Horizons Leader Scholarship: This scholarship provides educational opportunities for outstanding women age 35 or older by annually awarding up to $5,000 for up to 4 years. The most qualified female applicant is chosen from the New Horizon applicants.

Life Enrichment Scholarships: This scholarship is designed for beneficial members ages 21 & older who are interested in continuing their education through short-term courses.5 awards of a maximum of $500 will be made to those who complete the required form & provide any additional requested information.

Scholarships for Military Children

c/o Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-294-8560 or 888-294-8560

Provides college scholarship grants to children of active duty personnel, reserve/guard & retired military members or survivors of deceased members. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to attend a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation

350 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-242-8921

Provides scholarships to veterans. Must work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Smith College School for Social Work

Lily Hall

Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Phone: 413-585-7950

Provides a full tuition MSW scholarship for the 27-month program, as well as on campus room & board while the student is on campus during the summer months (approximately $50,000 in total).

Special Operations Warriors Foundation Scholarships

P.O. Box 13483
Tampa, FL 33681-3483

Phone: 813-805-9400 or 877-337-7693

Provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid & educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Student Veterans of America Scholarship Program

The SVA scholarship program will grant scholarships to student veterans that have demonstrated academic excellence in the following categories:

Critical programs commonly referred to as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM degrees.

International relations, foreign language, and diplomacy programs.

Other high demand fields as dictated by foundations and donors.

Thanks USA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Management Services - Shellee Hintz

One Scholarship Way
PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 877-849-8727 or 507-931-0408

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, veterans & family members of veterans.

The Fund for Veterans’ Education Scholarship

Scholarship America - Julie Wilkins

One Scholarship Way
PO Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-931-1682 or 800-537-4180

Provides scholarships to veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), Coast Guard, National Guard & Armed Forces Reserves.

Must have served & been deployed for at least 60 days in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, or be veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, but did not meet the 60-day active service period as a result of a service-related injury or condition incurred while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate program of study at any accredited 2-year or 4-year institution, public or private, including technical schools for the Spring 2008 term. The program may continue past 2008-2009, but they are not considering applications for those not enrolled for Spring, 2008 at this time.

Have applied for & accepted all federal, state & institutional need-based grants & all available military educational benefits.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship

Mortgage Research Center
2101 Chapel Plaza Court, Suite 207
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: 800-405-6682

Provides scholarships to active duty military personnel, honorably discharged veterans & children of active duty military or veterans in conjunction with the Military Education Scholarship Program.

Veterans Scholarship Program

International Franchise Association
1501 K Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: 202-628-8000

Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard & be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.

Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goal, & 2 letters of recommendation.

VFW Military Scholarships

The VFW’s Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.

The scholarships will be awarded to service members from each branch of service (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) during the 1st quarter of the year following the deadline.

Note: For 2009, the program has been renamed to VFW Military Family Scholarship, & service members may elect to use the scholarship for their spouse or child to attend school.

Post-9/11 GI Bill 

Under this bill, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides service members who served after September 10, 2001, with considerable benefits. Those who qualify, receive financial support that partly or fully covers tuition and fees, monthly housing allowance, or expenses on books among other costs for 36 months of studying. Some educational institutions, particularly those providing degrees in higher learning, may also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funds they use while covering their education programs. In many cases, veterans may combine their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with other grants. Mind though that additional consultation is necessary because scholarship writing may affect the Post-9/11 GI Bill payment amount.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also suggests educational benefits for survivors and dependents. Spouses or children of service members who died while on active duty or veterans who became disabled while on duty may apply for benefits provided by these veteran spouse scholarships:

  • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (also known as Fry Scholarship) – this program provides financial aid for 36 months as well as fully covers all education-related expenses for eligible children or spouses. Army pays for tuition, housing, and supplies.
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (also known as DEA) – this is an alternative to Fry Grant, although there are exceptional cases in which beneficiaries can participate in both programs. Children or spouses of disabled veterans or service members who died or became missing while on active duty can apply for DEA, which helps pay for school and training.

Here are some other school grants for veterans, their spouses, and children that can cover their expenses on education:

  • AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships – recipients get financial aid reaching $2,500 and cover educational expenses related to their STEM major degree program.
  • Army Women’s Foundation Scholarship – it is available to women who have served or are serving in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or to their children; depending on the circumstances, recipients may get either up to $1,000 or up to $2,500 annually.
  • International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship – this program provides annual donations reaching $1,000 for those pursuing education in national security or intelligence fields.
  • Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship – it awards $1,500 annually for eligible persons pursuing education in such areas as International Affairs, Counterintelligence, and National Security.
  • Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation – established in 2008, this foundation provides annual grants of up to $10,000 per academic year, but they are available only to applicants who have grown up in Oklahoma.
  • FRA Education Foundation Scholarships – here, U.S. veterans and their family members will find relevant veterans educational grants introduced by this foundation; they aim at making education more accessible. And if you use help from a top college admission essay writing service, your chances of getting a scholarship are significantly higher.
  • Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship – it is available to spouses or children of the U.S. service members who died during active duty or U.S. veterans who became disabled while serving their country. Beneficiaries can get as much as $5,000 and cover expenses related to their degree program or vocation program.
  • Army Scholarship Foundation Scholarships – here, deserving applicants will benefit from more than twenty relevant grants, in which the amount of award ranges from $500 to $2,000 for recipients studying at accredited educational/technical institutions.
  • Lint Center for National Security Studies Scholarships – since 2007, this center provides college grants for veterans as well as their family members ranging from $500 to $2,000 annually.
  • Troops to Teachers – current members of Armed Forces or those who have an honorable discharge may apply for the Troops to Teachers program. Experience in conducting research and research paper writing is received with high appreciation here.
  • Able Flight Scholarship – wounded veterans, those who lost limbs, received a spinal cord injury, or use wheelchairs because of physical disability apply for financial aid, as well as receive significant support while pursuing career in aviation.
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – here, active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. marines or their family members will find military scholarships that provide benefits aimed at making education more accessible.
  • VFW Scholarship – Veterans of Foreign Wars provides grants that reach up to $5,000 to qualified applicants; these grants are restricted for tuition and fees only.
  • Women in Aviation International Scholarships – members of Women in Aviation International receive $5,000 grants.
  • Prescott College Scholarships – Prescott College offers more than twenty scholarships as well as education grants for veterans that provide financial support for educational purposes.
  • Benedictine University Mesa Scholarships – applicants may receive as much as $8,000 annually to study at Benedictine University at Mesa.
  • Daedalian Foundation Descendants Scholarships – this foundation provides grants to those eager to pursue a career as a military aviator.
  • Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship – here, eligible U.S. citizens get financial aid while pursuing their nursing education.
  • Trine University Scholarships – Trine University students will receive financial support while gaining an education.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants – children or dependents of the U.S. military who died in Iraq or Afghanistan get financial aid for covering their college or other education expenses.
  • Education Grants Benefit Society

There are many other scholarships for veterans. For instance, many institutions provide grants to residents of particular areas, while some foundations support learning efforts necessary for success in particular careers. Whether veterans or their family members aim at pursuing careers related to the U.S. Army or not, they get access to high-quality education. Thus, military scholarships are more than signs of gratitude. They are also investments into the better future of the whole nation. They benefit people who served their country as well as promote the success of American society in general.