Military and Veterans Dependent
and Spouse Scholarships and Resources

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 and support, but many others provided by other organizations.

Patriot Military Family Foundation Scholarship – Candidates are eligible for up to a four-year scholarship ranging from $1000-$2500 annually applications accepted 1 February – 1 March 2020, Completed applications should be sent to and

Fisher House Foundation (aka Defense Commissary Agency Scholarship-Opens: (please check back in Mid – December for the opening of the 2020 programs) 

The Thanks USA Scholarship Program (Accepting applications April 1- May 15, 2020) 

The National Guard Association Educational Foundation Inc. –  applications open each year 1 January for College students must be post marked by 1 February and High School Seniors 1 March.  Service Member must be a member of the NG Association, open to ARNG & ANG.

American Veterans Scholarship (Accepting applications Mid-January – April 30, 2020) 

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship (For dependents of active-duty personnel of the United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 and VA rated post 9/11 veterans with a disability rating of 50% or higher; Applications open 15 November. 

Veteran’s United Foundation Scholarships (opens in March) 

Army Scholarship Foundation (Accepting applications February 1- April 15, 2020) 

National Military Family Association – Military Spouse Scholarships Applications are open year round; (1 Oct 2020; winners announced quarterly. 

SEAP – Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) must be 16 to apply and high school senior are still eligible. 

Folds of Honor Scholarship – Submissions accepted between 1 Feb and 31 March 2020 

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

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 $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. 

North Carolina 4 Year Scholarship Program – for qualifying children under age 25 of eligible deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA Veterans, must be a legal resident of North Carolina. Deadline 14 February. 

Enlisted Members Dependent Children & USAF Sergeants Assoc. International Auxiliary – Applications for the upcoming academic year are available from Jan. 1 to March 31. 

Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year® Award – (April) of each year to outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement, Prizes include a laptop computer and cash. Deadline December

Imagine America Scholarship Program includes 3 scholarships to help with funding career training schools: Imagine America Scholarship, Imagine America Promise & Imagine America Military Award Program.  Start applying July each year.

Elks Scholarships –   The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition. Deadline November.

State Employees Credit Union Foundation – High School Scholarship Program Members of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) established the People Helping People four-year scholarship program to help North Carolina public high school students attend college. 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 scholarships for Community College Scholarship Program ($5000) & the CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Applications available through your high school guidance office.

USA Scholarships – Offers many scholarships for Boy & Girl Scouts

All American Strategic Response Force Scholarship – contact for more information.

All Ranks Association – contact for more information.

All Veteran Group – contact for more information.

Community Culinary School – contact for more 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, as well as to Gold Star Family Members of our fallen combat enablers and support warriors in partnership with the Patriot Military Family Foundation.

Navy Seal Foundation – what-we-do/educational-opportunities/ awards scholarships for higher education to spouses, and children, 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 – applications are available for 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. program exclusively for children service members of our Special Mission Units. The SPECIAL OPERATIONS FUND pays all tuition ($8,900) and a transportation stipend for the successful applicants. Our students also receive the optional SAT and SSAT prep course which is normally $995, plus a stipend of $400 Lion Card (in-house expenses).

Ranger Scholarship Fund –  awards merit-based scholarships to eligible dependent family members of current and veteran Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the spirit and tradition of “Rangers taking care of Rangers.”

Special Forces Scholarship Fund –  awards merit-based post-secondary educational scholarships to the daughters and sons of current and veteran Special Forces Soldiers.

USASOC Soldier, Family, & Command Support Association – offers scholarships for USASOC wounded warrior children and spouses.


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 directly contact the organization offering the scholarship.