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Top 79 Scholarships for Veterans in April 2024

Written by Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: April 3rd, 2024

If you are a military veteran or active duty, you may be eligible for scholarships and grants! Scholarships for veterans can include specific scholarships for military veterans, active duty members of the armed services, and also children and spouses of veterans.

Veterans may also qualify for other benefits from the federal government such as the GI Bill. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about financial aid and scholarships for military veterans.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

FRA Education Foundation Scholarships

Offered by Fleet Reserve Association

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Fleet Reserve Association

Are you related to or are a member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard pursuing a degree? If so, consider applying for…Show More

Are you related to or are a member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard pursuing a degree? If so, consider applying for…Show More

Are you related to or are a member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard pursuing a degree? If so, consider applying for the FRA Education Foundation Scholarships! The scholarships are open to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard members, and their relatives pursuing any type of postsecondary education. The scholarships are funded by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), a non-profit organization that advocates for service members, veterans, and their families, and helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals. To contribtute to this mission, their scholarships award up to $5,000 to help lucky recipients fund their educations. If you are a member or relative of a veteran or service member and are looking for a scholarship opportunity, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio Past Presidents’ Parley Nurses Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio

Are you a nursing student from Ohio who is a veteran or the descendent of a veteran who served during (a) April 6, 1917 –…Show More

Are you a nursing student from Ohio who is a veteran or the descendent of a veteran who served during (a) April 6, 1917 –…Show More

Are you a nursing student from Ohio who is a veteran or the descendent of a veteran who served during (a) April 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918 or (b) December 7, 1941 - present day? If so, consider applying for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio Past Presidents' Parley Nurses Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple aspiring nurses who are veterans or direct descendants of honorably discharged veterans. To apply, interested students must submit three letters of recommendation, proof of acceptance at their university, and a photocopy of the veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Form DD-214) or other government document showing time served on active military duty during the eligibility period(s). If you're an aspiring nurse who has either served in the military or is the descendant of a veteran, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Ohio American Legion Scholarships

Offered by American Legion Department of Ohio

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Ohio

The Ohio American Legion Scholarships annually award at least $2,000 to American Legion members, their descendants, or high school seniors or military veterans who are simply…Show More

The Ohio American Legion Scholarships annually award at least $2,000 to American Legion members, their descendants, or high school seniors or military veterans who are simply…Show More

The Ohio American Legion Scholarships annually award at least $2,000 to American Legion members, their descendants, or high school seniors or military veterans who are simply eligible for Legion membership. All applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA and ACT score of 25. The scholarships were established in 1971 to assist deserving high school students and veterans attending institutions of higher learning with the ever-increasing costs of higher education. For a more comprehensive list of requirements for each scholarship program, we recommend checking the American Legion Department of Ohio's website. If you are an American Legion member, a descendant of one, or are simply a high school senior or veteran eligible for membership, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Mercer Scholarship

Offered by Fleet Reserve Association Education Foundation

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Fleet Reserve Association Education Foundation

The Mercer Scholarship is open to Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard personnel, or their spouses and dependent biological, step, or adoptive children, grandchildren, or…Show More

The Mercer Scholarship is open to Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard personnel, or their spouses and dependent biological, step, or adoptive children, grandchildren, or…Show More

The Mercer Scholarship is open to Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard personnel, or their spouses and dependent biological, step, or adoptive children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. Alternatively, students may be eligible if they are FRA members in good standing or the spouse, child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an FRA member. Each year, up to $5,000 will be awarded to students pursuing trade school, community or four-year college, or graduate school. Recipients for the scholarship will be chosen based on financial need, academic standing, character, and leadership qualities. The scholarship accepts applications from September 1st to April 15th of each year. If you're a veteran or an FRA member, or a descendant or spouse of either, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is…Show More

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is…Show More

The M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Missouri residents who dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. This scholarship is specifically designed for descendants of veterans who have served at least 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States and have an honorable discharge. A copy of the veteran's discharge or separation notice must be submitted with the application. The copy must show the date the veteran entered service and the date the veteran left service. If you meet these requirements, don't miss out on the chance to apply for this scholarship and kickstart your nursing career!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

2 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American…Show More

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American…Show More

The Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to those who are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant of a veteran with at least 90 days of active service in the U.S. Armed Forces. To be eligible, applicants must be unmarried, under 21, and a resident of Missouri. The scholarship can be used for full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university. Don't miss out on this opportunity to honor a veteran and further your education!Show Less

2 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

3 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by American Legion Department of Missouri

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy,…Show More

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy,…Show More

The Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is seeking descendants of veterans who have served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, and have an honorable discharge. This scholarship is awarded annually to high school graduates in NEED of financial aid to attend a college/university. Applicants must be residents of Missouri and plan to major in education. Don't miss out on this opportunity to honor your veteran relative and pursue your educational dreams.Show Less

3 awards worth $750
Deadline Apr 20, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Past Presidents’ Parley Medical Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Texas looking to attend an in-state institution to study medicine? Further, are you the descendant of a…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Texas looking to attend an in-state institution to study medicine? Further, are you the descendant of a…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Texas looking to attend an in-state institution to study medicine? Further, are you the descendant of a veteran or a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion? If so, the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Past Presidents' Parley Medical Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple college-bound Texas high school seniors who are looking to study medicine and are a veteran or descended from a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. To apply, interested students must submit a completed application that must be signed off by an American Legion Auxiliary Unit. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

The Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Fund, founded in 1985, provides scholarship support to Maine veterans of the United States Armed Services who served in the…Show More

The Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Fund, founded in 1985, provides scholarship support to Maine veterans of the United States Armed Services who served in the…Show More

The Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Fund, founded in 1985, provides scholarship support to Maine veterans of the United States Armed Services who served in the Vietnam Theater and their descendants. All applicants must submit the required documents which "may include applications, transcripts or grade reports, letters of recommendation, and the Student Aid Report from the FAFSA." The FAFSA requirement will be waived for those students unable to submit a FAFSA because of visa or immigration status. If you're a veteran of the United States Armed Services from Maine who served in the Vietnam Theater, or the descendants of such an individual, don't miss out on this opportunity to receive funding for your post-secondary education! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Kansas Military Service Scholarship

Offered by The Kansas Board of Regents

Multiple awards worth Tuition & fees
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by The Kansas Board of Regents

Are you a Kansas resident and veteran who is attending a public institution of higher education in Kansas? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you a Kansas resident and veteran who is attending a public institution of higher education in Kansas? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you a Kansas resident and veteran who is attending a public institution of higher education in Kansas? If so, you may be eligible for the Kansas Military Service Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship expenses the tuition and fees for multiple eligible Kansas residents and veterans. To be eligible, applicants must (1) have served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations for which they received hostile fire pay for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries during such military service, (2) have received an honorable discharge (or under honorable conditions, a general discharge) from military service or is still in military service, and (3) be able to provide copies of military discharge papers (DD-214 form) or active duty orders. If you're a veteran from Kansas pursuing a post-secondary education, and you fit these criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Tuition & fees
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship

Offered by Bold.org

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline May 14, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Bold.org

Introducing the Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship, a tribute to a remarkable individual, veteran, and source of joy who departed this world too soon. In…Show More

Introducing the Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship, a tribute to a remarkable individual, veteran, and source of joy who departed this world too soon. In…Show More

Introducing the Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship, a tribute to a remarkable individual, veteran, and source of joy who departed this world too soon. In addition to his military career, Bryent was also a magician with kids, an animal enthusiast, and above all, a source of laughter and joy. In his short time on Earth, Bryent forged unbreakable bonds, cherished values, and countless cherished memories. In honor of his legacy, the Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship has been established to provide support to military veterans, their children, and spouses who have endured the hardships of PTSD resulting from their service. This scholarship is open to all military veterans, military spouses, and children of military veterans currently pursuing their education. To apply, share your journey with military service-related PTSD and its impact on your life, as well as your aspirations of utilizing your experiences to assist fellow veterans currently grappling with PTSD.Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline May 14, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

Offered by Paralyzed Veterans of America

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Paralyzed Veterans of America

Are you a college student who is a PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried child (under 24…Show More

Are you a college student who is a PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried child (under 24…Show More

Are you a college student who is a PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried child (under 24 years of age) who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on a PVA member for principal support? If so, you may be eligible for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 and $2,500 each, respectively, to part- and full-time college students who meet the eligibility criteria. If you are a member or are related to a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started
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How to win veteran scholarships 

Going back to school isn’t an easy decision, especially when it often comes with a price tag. Fortunately, there are a lot of scholarships out there for veterans, and all you have to do is apply for them. Discussing how your service has empowered you or including a resume detailing the skills you learned can be the key to setting yourself apart. Fighting for your country was the first step, now you have to follow up with fighting for yourself and your education. 

Find out more tips for your scholarship application with these resources:

Resources for veterans

National Association of American Veterans

This organization is focused on giving back to the veterans that have served this country. The National Association of American Veterans offer several initiatives, one of them being sponsorship for ACT and SAT preparatory programs. Even going the extra mile to volunteer for societies and organizations like this one can prove to scholarship reviewers that you’re serious about this cause and set you apart from other applicants. 

The American Legion

The American Legion is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their families through mentorship, advocacy, and support. They offer scholarships and programs, such as the Legion Riders and the Legacy Scholarship, to ensure veterans are taken care of on the homefront. 

Disabled American Veterans

Getting help from organizations like the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) can take a big load off of your shoulders. DAV offers services and opportunities to veterans young and old to receive benefits and transition into their next phase of life. This organization also hosts job fairs for veterans and free transportation to and from doctor’s appointments. Volunteers are also encouraged, and some of the benefits DAV offers even extend to family members!

GI Bill

The GI Bill helps veterans and active duty service people pay for school. If you have served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the educational benefits!

Notably, the GI Bill may cover the cost of public, in-state tuition and fees. The GI Bill rates for private and foreign colleges and universities is capped (this cap changes from year to year). The GI Bill also provides students with money for housing, books, supplies, and even moving expenses if they are moving from a rural part of the country.

You can learn more about the GI Bill through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is another financial aid program that the Department of Veterans Affairs runs. This program helps veterans pay for certain types of education that the Post-9/11 GI Bill that we discussed above does not cover. This includes out-of-state higher education, private school, or graduate school tuition. Students must ensure that their college or university participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Check whether you are eligible to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program, and use this tool to see which institutions are Yellow Ribbon partners.

Frequently asked questions about scholarships for veterans

Are there grants for veterans applying for college?



Yes, students who are veterans are eligible for other types of financial aid! This aid can include grants that don’t need to be repaid, like Pell Grants and Federal SEOG Grants, as well as work study, and federal student loans.

To qualify for need-based grants and other financial aid there are two main applications that veterans should know about: the FAFSA and the CSS Profile.

The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an application required to qualify for federal need-based financial aid. The CSS Profile is another application that some colleges may require to award institutional financial aid.

Be sure to check-in with your college to see which financial aid applications are required!

Are there other scholarships that veterans can apply for?

Veterans and active duty service members may be eligible for other scholarships including STEM Scholarships, computer science scholarships, and non-traditional Student Scholarships.

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