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Scholarships and Grants for Military Kids

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Scholarships and Grants for Military Kids

Sarah J. Gobin accepts a $1,500 scholarship from Defense Commissary Agency and Fisher House Foundation at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Commissary on June 3, 2010.

Photo by Pamela Jackson. Photo courtesy of USMC.
For parents of high-school children, it's never too early to start researching scholarship and grant opportunities. To help off-set the rising costs of tuition and related college expenses, advance preparation is key.

AMVETS Scholarship for High School Seniors
Six recipients receive $4,000 payable in four $1,000 installments to help offset fees associated with attending an undergraduate, technical or trade program in pursuit of a degree, certification or license. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a U.S. Veteran and maintain a 3.0 high-school GPA.

FRA Education Foundation
Offers numerous scholarships to children of servicemembers in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Recipients must be full-time students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States.

MG James Ursano Scholarship Program
Offered through the Army Emergency Relief Fund, this program is available to Army kids of active duty, retired and deceased servicemembers who died while on active duty or in retired status. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and be under the age of 22.

Scholarships for Military Children
Program offered through the commissaries and the Fisher House Foundation. Each commissary awards a $1,500 scholarship to a selected recipient. Open to children of active duty, Reserve, Guard, retired and fallen U.S. servicemembers. Applicants must be under age 23 and have a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarships for Air Force Dependents
The Air Force Sergeants Association and the Airmen Memorial Foundation provide several scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000. Air Force dependents of active duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, retired, and Veteran status are welcome to apply.

Expand Your Search
The following databases contain hundreds of scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars.

To increase your child's chance of acceptance, make sure and read all the requirements and guidelines specified by each organization and foundation.

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