Scholarships & Grants for Military Dependents

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Application due dates vary. Please view the website or contact the organization for more information.
  • OCSC/ESC Scholarships : Seymour Johnson spouses' clubs join efforts and award scholarships annually to high school seniors, undergraduates, and military spouses. Deadline is typically at the beginning of March. School Counselors have applications available.

  • Corvias Foundation : $50,000 scholarship over four years. Open to graduating HS seniors with minimum 3.0 GPA who will attend a four-year institution. Visit the website for further eligibility details. Online application.

  • Thanks USA Scholarships : Applications accepted annually April 1 through May 15. Visit the website for details .

  • YES Program : The Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program is an on-base volunteer program for high school students and is offered at selected Air Force bases. This program, underwritten by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), is a joint effort between AFAS and Air Force Family Member Programs Flight to offer high school students an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, "bank" dollar credits toward their post-secondary education/training, and have a positive impact on their base community. Visit the AFAS website for more information.

  • Scott Berkeley Air Force Association Scholarship : This is the local chapter of the AFA. Deadline is typically in mid-March. Contact SJAFB Airman & Family Readiness Center School Liaison at 919.722.1123 for scholarship information. School Counselors have applications available.

  • Homefront America American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Program : Since 2006, forty-five $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to assist military dependent children in their pursuit of excellence. Awardees are selected based on essays submitted on topics chosen by the organization. The scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or room & board expenses. Application is available in spring at the organization's website .


  • Commissary Scholarship Scholarships for Military Children : This program was created by the Defense Commissary Agency to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. For eligibility and application information, visit the website . Applications are typically available in December and due in early February.


  • AF Clubs Air Force Club Scholarships : $1,000 award. Requirements include application, written essay or YouTube linked video, two letters of recommendation, and
    letter of admission/acceptance from the college or university of your choice. To participate you must be a current Air Force club member or dependent family member who plans to enroll in an accredited college/university for the fall term. For details, visit the website .


  • Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program : $2000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members for their undergraduate studies. Details are located at the website .

  • Distinguished Young Women : This program focuses on scholarship, leadership and talent. High School Counselors have information available or contact Angie Lewis, Chairperson for the Distinguished Young Woman of Wayne County scholarship program, for more information: or 919-222-8531.

  • MOAA Military Officers Association of America : Includes a variety of scholarship and grant progra ms. For a listing, visit the website .


  • AFSA Air Force Sergeants Association : Various scholarships available at the website .


  • Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund : For dependent child of an active duty service member who was killed or permanently disabled (100% rating) as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. The applicant must also be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or enrolled in an institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, or vocational schools. For more information, visit the website .
  • NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship : You may be eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:
    • Your father was a resident of North Carolina when he entered the service
    • You are a child of a disabled, deceased, or POW/MIA war veteran
    • You are a lifelong resident of North Carolina
    For more scholarship details, contact Wayne County Veterans Service Office: 919-731-1490.
  • Scholarship Finder : This website offers a search engine for finding scholarships. Visit the website for more information.


  • Post-9/11 GI Bill : New Post-9/11 GI Bill goes into effect August 1, 201 1. New education benefits include: certain National Guard members who were mobilized will now be eligible; up to 100% tuition & fee coverage; monthly living/housing stipend; up to $1000 per year for books/supplies; one-time relocation allowance; and the option to transfer benefits to family members. For further details, visit the website on the New Post-9/1 1 GI Bill .

  • Military Education Scholarships : $1000 scholarships for children of Veterans or active duty military. Details available at the website .

  • MilitaryOneSource : Website lists a variety of military student college scholarships and information.


  • USMC Scholarship Foundation Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation : For children of US Marine or Navy active duty, reserve, received an honorable discharge/medical discharge, or killed while serving in the Corps. Annual deadline is around March 1. Visit the website for details.


  • Army Scholarship Foundation Army Scholarship Foundation : For children of US Army active duty, active duty reserve, active duty National Guard, received an honorable discharge/medical discharge, or killed while serving in the Army. Eligibility requirements and applications are available at the foundation's website .


  • Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief's MG James Ursano Scholarship Program : For dependent children of active, retired and deceased soldiers. Scholarships are based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement for each academic year. Annual deadline is around April 2. Complete details are available on the website .

  • USAWOA Scholarship Foundation USAWOA Scholarship Program : Applications accepted from the children (natural & adopted) and dependent stepchildren of members in good standing in the USAWOA. Scholarship criteria and application are available at the website .

  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation : Scholarships and interest-free loans awarded to unmarried children & grandchildren of current and deceased members. Annual deadline is May 1. Visit website for further details.

  • Special Ops Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Visit website for details and application.

  • Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation : Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents. Visit website for enrollment process.

  • ROTC Scholarships : ROTC Scholarships can be a great way to pay for college and serve America. ROTC programs are available at over 1,000 colleges and uni for information about the programs available (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Reserve/Guard). versities. Visit the website .



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