The Patriot Military Family Foundation is proud to support our military dependents and spouses in their educational endeavors. The following list includes not only those scholarships that we offer or support, but many others provided by other organizations.

Patriot Military Family Foundation Scholarship

North Carolina service members and their families are eligible for four-year scholarships offered in partnership with the We Care Foundation. Recipients must attend a North Carolina State college or university.


Service Members and Dependent Scholarships
Air Force Association – Through these AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community. AFA is proud to present this year’s scholarship recipients and highlight all of their contributions toward furthering the AFA, and Air and Space Force missions.

American Veterans Scholarship – Scholarships are offered to Veterans and their spouses.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship – Several different scholarships are available with different requirements and due dates.

Association of the US Army Braxton Bragg Chapter – Eligibility to apply for a scholarship is open to all members of the Braxton Bragg Chapter and their immediate family members. Scholarships are competitive. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the applicant’s account at the College or University indicated on their application.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte – Scholarships are available to help students who are accepted at the school.  Contact the School for more information. Supported by the Patriot Military Family Foundation.

Education Connection – To show thanks for the sacrifices made by the United States military and their families, Education Connection is offering a scholarship worth $1,000 to Veterans, Active Duty and Military Spouses.

Elks Scholarships –   The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen and is a child or grandchild of an Elks member.

Enlisted Members Dependent Children & USAF Sergeants Assoc. International Auxiliary – Requirements differ by scholarship but are generally open only to children of US Air Force service members and veterans.

Fisher House Foundation – Scholarships are offered for military children and for children of service members who died or were severely disabled in service to our country. Supported by the Patriot Military Family Foundation.

Folds of Honor Scholarship – Has a Children’s Fund to assist with K-12 education and Higher Education Scholarships for spouses and dependents of our nation’s service members.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund – provides scholarships for dependent children of active-duty service members who were either killed, permanently disabled or certified MIA/POW.

Imagine America Scholarship Program – Includes 3 scholarships to help with funding career training schools: High School Student Scholarship, Military Personnel Scholarship and Adult Student Scholarship.

The National Guard Association Educational Foundation Inc. – Open to Service Members who are members of the NG Association, open to both the Army and Air National Guard.

National Military Family Association – Military Spouse Scholarships Applications are open year-round.

North Carolina 4 Year Scholarship Program – For qualifying children under age 25 of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA Veterans; must be a legal resident of North Carolina.

Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year® Award – Presented to eight outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement, Prizes include a laptop computer and cash.

RF-Lambda Scholarship – We are excited to share our Memorial Scholarship in honor of our hero! To qualify you must be the son or daughter of a military service member who died while on active duty (the manner of death does not matter) and a senior in high school or attending college. Please direct any questions to

State Employees Credit Union Foundation – Offers scholarships to North Carolina residents to both colleges and community colleges.  Must be a member of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU). Each of the 115 North Carolina Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/School Districts will receive a minimum of one scholarship valued at $10,000 payable at $1,250 for up to eight consecutive semesters for a senior to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System. Also provides scholarships to Community College.

The Thanks USA Scholarship Program – Offered to dependent children and spouses of active-duty, discharged, and retired United States military personnel (1) (including Guard/Reserve and those wounded/killed in action) who served after the events of September 11, 2001.

Veteran’s United Foundation Scholarships – Offered to a surviving spouse or a surviving child of a deceased service member from a service-related death OR a veteran with a 100% service-connected disability. Check the website for opening and submission dates.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Scholarship – Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary, and receive their portion of the national awards.

Special Forces/Airborne Unit Scholarships
All American Strategic Response Force Scholarship –Offers scholarships for surviving children of 82nd Airborne paratroopers killed in combat. Contact the command for information.

All Veteran Group – Offers scholarships to dependents of members or former members of the AVG Parachute Team. Contact the command for information.

Joint Special Operations Foundation – Offers scholarships and grants to children of JSOC members both past and present. Merit-based scholarships; to be paid directly to the college, university, or secondary education establishment. Scholarships for Family Members of our Wounded Warriors and Injured Service Members, and to Gold Star Family Members of our fallen combat enablers and support warriors.

Navy Seal Foundation – What-we-do/educational-opportunities/ awards scholarships for higher education to spouses, and children of Navy Seals, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans. Also support quality education options for dependent children in geographically separated duty locations where choices matter to the overall success of the student.

Night Stalker Association – Open to spouses, legal dependents, and enlisted members of the 160th.  Provides a $10,000 annual undergraduate educational scholarship to exemplary awardees from among the Rangers/Unit/Night Stalker/SEAL/USAF candidates’ pool each year.

Ranger Scholarship Fund – Open to eligible dependent family members of current and veteran Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment, since the reactivation of the 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions in 1974. Scholarships are awarded annually and are open to undergraduate and graduate studies that result in a degree or vocational certification from an accredited college, vocational or technical institution.

Special Forces Scholarship Fund – We award merit-based, post-secondary, educational scholarships to the families of current and veteran U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers. This is the only organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships for the families of Green Berets.

USASOC Soldier, Family, & Command Support Association – Scholarships for dependents of US Army Special Operations Command wounded warrior soldiers.

This list is not all-inclusive and was compiled by the Patriot Military Family Foundation (PMFF) for the benefit of members of the Military, Veterans, and their Families. It is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by PMFF. For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact the organization offering the scholarship.