Don’t let the GI Bill — even tuition assistance (TA) — be your only financial aid for college. Check out these quick facts to see if you are eligible for the six veteran scholarships that you need to take advantage of now:
1. American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary offers opportunities for financial aid for their members — all the details here. Beyond individual service members, there is also a scholarship for children of service members.
2. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
The AFCEA requires applicants to be associated with the following fields of study: electrical, chemical systems, aerospace engineering, physics, science, mathematics education, information technology management, or computer science. Applications for scholarships are considered by AFCEA chapter (i.e. location). Learn more here.
3. Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
In accordance with the AAAA, scholarships may be available to a current member, the spouse of a current member, a son or daughter of a current member, a grandchild of a current member, or the unmarried sibling of a current member. More details here.
4. Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA)
Enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree program in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related healthcare field? You may be a prime candidate for an ANCA scholarship — more on eligibility criterion here.
5. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
25 scholarships awarded annually to eligible members and members of immediate family. Note: Your EAS must be within 36 months, prior to applying. Begin the process here.
6. Veterans United Foundation
Up to 20 scholarships awarded every year. Applicants must be pursuing a higher education degree; spouses and children of service members eligible — all the details here.