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Scholarships for Veterans

This page provides information on the various scholarship opportunities and education funding resources available for U.S. military veterans and their eligible dependents.

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VETERANS

 

MARINES' MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Deadline: April 28, 2016. Over $100,000 in scholarship money will be awarded. Go to marineclu.com then membership then scholarship http://mmanetcom.marineclub.com/ScholarshipsHome

GRAND PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL VETERAN’S GRANT, NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST:Deadline: TBA. Award: $500.

This Special Native Daughters of the Golden West (NDGW) Veteran’s Grant was the Special Project of Grand President Marilynn Rodrigues, during her 2011-2012 term. The funds for the grants were raised by luncheons, dinners sponsored by Cattlemen’s Restaurants, and donations from our Members. The awards offered are a one-time grant, not to exceed $500. The following is the criteria for application:

All applicants must be on current active military duty or honorably discharged and currently enrolled in an accredited California college, university, or technical school.

To be considered for a grant, applicants must send the following items to the Native Daughters of the Golden West Grand Parlor Office:

The completed application form, attached.

A letter of application written by the applicant, indicating how you found out about this grant and for what purpose it will be used.

A copy of military photo identification.
A copy of discharge papers (DD-214), or proof of current active duty.
Proof of current enrollment in an educational institution.
One letter of recommendation from a responsible person in the community, and/or, a letter of sponsorship from a NDGW Subordinate Parlor, signed by the Recording Secretary and bearing the Seal of the Subordinate Parlor.

The above documents shall be assembled in a letter size folder which may also include copies of clippings and programs of your activities. Send all of the above to the Native Daughters of the Golden West:

APPLICATION

Native Daughters of the Golden West
C/O Marilynn Rodrigues
Veterans Grant Project
20044 Midway Road
Tracy, CA 95377

 

Military Education Scholarships

VETERANS UNITED FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. Deadline: None. Award: Three One-Time Scholarships for up to $20,000 each.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship is awarded through the Veterans United Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of financial contributions from the employees who work for Veterans United Home Loans. Our employees strongly believe in supporting our communities, our military and their families. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran. The full rules can be found here: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships

 

VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Deadline: None. Award:$2500. Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and 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 goals, and two letters of recommendation.For an application visit www.franchise.org/scholarships.aspx.

For Application and More Information

 

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Visit Website

Air Force Association Spouse Scholarship

The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees. Scholarships are awarded in May. $1,000 Stipend. Scholarships may be used to pay for any reasonable cost related to pursuing a degree. This would include tuition, books, and any remaining money can be used to pay for either transportation or childcare costs. Visit Website

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. Visit Website

MilSpouse

Various scholarships for military families. Visit Website

Scholarships for Military Children

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created 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. Visit Website

SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. The (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Applications and additional information can be found online at:www.specialops.org.

VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.  No deadline.  $2500 annual award.  Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and 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 goals, and two letters of recommendation.  For an application, visit www.franchise.org/scholarships.aspx

 


General Military

AFCEA Military Scholarships
AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

College Credit for Military Programs (American Council on Education)
Find out how to receive college credit for your military training and service through the American Council on Education. ACE advises colleges, universities, and students in awarding college credit and providing transcripts for military learning.

David L. Boren Scholarships
The National Security Education Program awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least one year.

VFW Scholarships
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary distribute more than $3 million in scholarships and savings bonds to America's youth through the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests.

U.S Air Force

Montgomery GI Bill
Air Force reservists interested in a college or trade school education may qualify for financial assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill.

U.S. Air Force Enlisted Education
The U.S. Air Force offers enlisted, officer, and healthcare educational opportunities. Follow the links to the officer and healthcare education pages to see what's available to you.

U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships
Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you’ve got a guaranteed career after school – debt free.

U.S. Army

DUSA Scholarships
The Society of Daughters of the U.S. Army (DUSA) offers $1,000 scholarships to the daughters and granddaughters of active duty or retired Army officers.

U.S. Army Education Benefits
Be a full-time soldier and earn credits towards a degree. Find information about earning money for your education, ROTC scholarships, and repaying college loans.

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships
Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Institute  
Further your education while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard! The Coast Guard Institute is your education center for: college programs, examinations, financial assistance, and getting credit for your Coast Guard experience.

U.S. Marines

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
NMCRS offers education programs to help 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.

U.S. Marine Corps
The official U.S. Marine Corps site organizes information and resources for you based on your age and educational level, from high school to college graduate. Discover what is available to help you meet your career goals.

U.S. National Guard

U.S. Air National Guard  
Visit this site to learn about the federal and state benefits that the Air National Guard offers to unit members and their families, including tuition assistance.

U.S. Army National Guard Education Center
Learn about the continuing education opportunities available to you and your family through the Army National Guard, including college benefits, tuition assistance, scholarships, and a variety of other programs.

U.S. Navy

 

Money for College  
Continue your education with money for college from the U.S. Navy. Options include the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program, which can pay future officers a salary while they're in college.

Navy College Program  
Earn your degree while serving in the Navy. The Navy College Program is your one-stop educational resource for college prep, financial aid, academic advice, and all Navy college, training, and officer programs.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
NMCRS offers education programs to help 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.

U.S. Naval Education and Training Programs  
The U.S. Naval Education and Training center offers both enlisted and officer programs. Some highlights include Command Leadership School, Summer Cruise Program and Navy Military Training.

U.S. Navy ROTC Scholarships
Find out about scholarships from the Navy’s ROTC program.

Veterans

AFCEA Military Scholarships
AFCEA offers scholarships to students with some connection to the U.S. Armed Forces, either as an active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent.

Blinded Veterans Association Scholarship
Since the early '80s, Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has offered spouses and dependent children of blinded veterans a chance to continue their education through the Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program.

FinAid for Veterans
Summary of student aid programs for veterans and their dependents.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild (natural, adopted, or step) or the spouse of a Military Order of the Purple Heart member in good standing.

Veterans GI Bill
General information, frequently asked questions, and links to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ education benefits and services under the GI Bill for veterans and dependents/survivors.

Additional Resources

U.S. Air Force  
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Air Force Reserves  
U.S. Army  
U.S. Army - en Espanol
U.S. Army Reserve 
U.S. Coast Guard  
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Marines Corps
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Reserve  
U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy - en Espanol
Army University Access Online
Center for Women Veterans
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Military Career Guide Online
Reserve Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Selective Service Registration

 

SEE OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS through the Financial Aid Website for more Scholarship Opportunities

Las Positas Veterans First Program
Veterans Office
New Offices/New Veterans Resource Center:
BLDG 1310
(near old office)

Tel: 925.424.1571/1572
Fax: 925.424-1574

Veterans Office Hours and
Veterans Resource Center Hours

SUMMER 2016
Starting JUNE 6
Mon: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri: CLOSED

AUGUST 1st - 12th
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - NOON

FALL 2016
AUGUST 15th - DECEMBER 20th
Mon: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tues.: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed.: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri.: 9:00 AM - NOON

Contact Us

Todd Steffan
TSteffan@laspositascollege.edu

Veterans First Coordinator
925.424.1571/1572
Office: 1314

 

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