KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

DEADLINE: June 30, 2019

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded.

To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, the applicant should be:

  1. Direct descendants of a Korean-War Veteran who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 (Korean War Era, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student during the 2019-2020 academic year
  3. Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

Visit https://www.kasf.org/apply-erc/   for more information and the application form.

Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships

The Navy SEAL Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, and our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between the desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four-year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

2020 NSF Scholarship Application Periods:

Session 1: Opens January 2, 2020

Session 2: Opens June 2020 

Deadlines: TBA

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be under the age of 30.
  • Applicant must be a Dependent child of a UDT-SEAL Association member who have served in or are currently serving in the Naval Special Warfare community..
  • Applicant must be seeking a Post Graduate degree.
  • Applicant must be a graduate student.

Website: https://www.navysealfoundation.org/what-we-do/educational-opportunities/#1471371189919-2e69ad32-8dda

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Scholarship

Deadline: PVA’s 2019 Educational Scholarship Program is now closed. Please check back in April 2020 for information regarding the next application cycle.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to offer assistance to Paralyzed Veterans’ members, and members of their immediate families, through Paralyzed Veterans’ Educational Scholarship Program. The program will provide a $1,000 scholarship to each qualified individual, up to approximately $10,000 in total scholarship funding.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be either a Paralyzed Veterans’ member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried child (under 24 years of age) who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on the member for principal support.
  • Must be a citizen of the Unites States.
  • Must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Please Note: Previous award recipients may apply.

For more information regarding the PVA Educational Scholarship Program, contact members@pva.org.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Website: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships

Deadline:  September 30th, 2019, at 8:00 am CST

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship will be awarding up to 10 one-time scholarships for up to $50,000 for this upcoming semester.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be:

– To be 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.

– Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of 2020

– Pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree

– Comfortable with sharing personal stories and aspirations with Veterans United Foundation

– Able to provide the following within three business days of application submission:

*Deceased parent or spouse’s military documents (DD214 and death certificate /or DD1300)

*Official benefit letter showing disability rating (if applicable)

*Full FAFSA submission

*Proof of enrollment from your accredited college or university

*Government-issued photo ID

– Able to provide Veterans United Foundation with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials and some aspects of room and board as determined by Veterans United Foundation.

CRITERIA

Awards will be granted based on the following criteria:

– A typed essay

Share your story of how losing your spouse or parent has affected you. Explain who you are, where your life has taken you, and what you hope to pursue through your college education and beyond.

– Financial need

Determined by the Veterans United Foundation awards team and based on full FAFSA submission

– Additional information

Your community, church, athletic and school involvement or achievements, plus anything else you would like to have considered (may include photos, drawings, poems, writings, etc.).

TIMELINE

·        Fall 2019 Application Period: Starts August 28, 2019, at 8:00 am CST

Fall 2019 Application Period: Ends September 30th, 2019, at 8:00 am CST (Veterans United Foundation will accept a limited number of application submissions. The application period can end sooner if the number has been met.)

·       Winners notified directly via email or phone on or before November 4, 2019.

AMVETS National Scholarship

AMVETS National Scholarship Program for Veterans
Deadline: TBA
The 2019 AMVETS Scholarship application cycle is January 14 through April 30th
  • Three scholarships are specific to Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves:
    • The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000 awarded annually over four years). three (3) awarded each year
    • The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo* Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship: $12,000 –
      ($3,000 awarded annually over four years), two (2) awarded each year
    • The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 – (One payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year
Eligibility Requirements:
1. Must be a United States veteran.
2. Must be a United States citizen.
3. Must demonstrate financial need.
4. Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected

Website and Application: http://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/

http://www.amvets.org/pdfs/programs_pdfs/scholarship_application_veteran.pdf

*What are the eligibility requirements for the AMVETS National Scholarships?
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
  • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
  • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected

Questions?

  • Call 877.726.8387 and ask for the Programs Department ext. 4031

NAVY Financial Assistance Program (FAP)

NAVY Financial Assistance Program (FAP)

Benefits:
*Receive a $45,000 annual grant while in residency or fellowship training
*Receive a monthly stipend of $2,178.90

Eligibility Requirements:
*Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen
*Age: Complete training by age 42
*Education: Must be a full categorical match into residency or fellowship training program or currently attending
-Medical: Graduate of a medical school in the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; or Graduate of a college of osteopathy with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathy
-Dental: Graduate of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association

Service Obligation:
Year for year, PLUS ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR for every year while in the program. Minimum three years. Ex: 3 years in this program will incur a 4 year active duty obligation.

How to apply: Contact your local recruiter or call our office and we can put you in touch.