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Cost and Financial Aid

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

ThanksUSA has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children and spouses of U.S. military service personnel (who have served at least 180 days after 09/11/01), including spouses and children of the Fallen and Wounded, who plan to continue their education in college, vocational or technical school programs.

Scholarships are offered to dependent children for full-time study at a United States accredited institution of the student’s choice. Spouses may attend full-time or part-time (a minimum of six credits per term) at any university, college or vocational school. The ThanksUSA Scholarship Program is for undergraduate study.


TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship

Applicant Requirements:

  •  Only open to students attending school in the United States
  •  Applicant must be a veteran of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States
  •  Applicant must be a student at an accredited school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application

Deadline for Applications:

Fall Semester: Applications due by July 31st

Spring Semester: Applications due by November 30th

U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association Scholarships

Each year, the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association offers scholarships to graduating high school students sponsored by Association members. Scholarship amounts, qualification requirements, and procedures are published each year in the annual Scholarship Application.


  • A U.S. NCVA member in good standing for the application year must sponsor applicants.
    • The application must be submitted via the US NCVA member.
    • The applicant need not be related to the sponsor.
    • A brief sponsorship letter must be included with the application containing either a contact email address or phone number.
  • Applicants must:
    • Be a high school graduate for the application year.
    • Submit a transcript.
    • Plan to enroll in an institution of higher learning.
    • Have a financial need.
    • Attach a copy of the acceptance letter if already accepted at an institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants who have attended college and those currently enrolled are also eligible.
    • They must provide a transcript and have an established financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a brief written statement—not exceeding one single-spaced, typewritten page—including:
    • Your current and future educational goals.
    • Any special circumstances you wish to be considered.
    • The nature of your financial need.
  • While not required, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor will be considered and is highly recommended.
  • Students may apply in consecutive years.
    • Each year will be evaluated separately.
    • There is no guarantee the scholarship will be renewed.
  • Email addresses and contact information must be valid through the 15th of August of the application year.


Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship


The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident.

Students wishing to apply for a Freedom Alliance scholarship should review the following criteria to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the Freedom Alliance Board of Directors.


The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has:

  • Been killed in action.
  • Become 100% total & permanently disabled as a direct result of an operational or combat mission, or suffered a major limb amputation due to enemy action.

*Qualifying parent must have received an Honorable Discharge.

  • Been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).
  • Been awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, or the Coast Guard Cross.
  • Been involved in a training accident that resulted in the death of the service member or caused an immediate inability to continue serving (100% total and permanently disabled).


  • Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.
  • Under the age of 26 at the time of application.

Jesse Brown Scholarship


  • Scholarships can be awarded to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center.  Volunteer hours can accumulate over time and must be credited to the Disabled American Veterans.
  • Volunteer hours accumulated under the DAV’s Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP) are also eligible for consideration.
  • Scholarships can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning; to include universities, colleges, community colleges, vocational schools, etc.
  • Scholarships must be utilized in full prior to the recipient attaining the age of 25, or within 6 years of receiving the scholarship, whichever is later.
  • Nominations for this award may be submitted by the Voluntary Service Program Manager at the VA medical center, DAV Department Commander, or the student may complete a self-nomination.
  • All nomination packets should include a nomination form, essay, and any supporting documentation which you would like to have considered by the Selection Committee.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarships

Army Emergency Relief provides need-based undergraduate college scholarships for Spouses and Children of Active Duty and Retired Soldiers. Please see website as multiple opportunities are available.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Applicants must be the child of one of the following

  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
  • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
  • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2018 tax year that does not exceed $98,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2019-20 academic year.

*Applicants and awarded scholars attending a Federal Service Academy or a school not listed on College Navigator are not eligible for an award.

*Applicants who have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.

*Applicants who have served, or are serving, in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing honorable character of service.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program must:

  • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling) veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
  • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor’s) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year.
    *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
  • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
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