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  • AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshman
    $1,000
    October 2
    Sponsor: AMVETS National Headquarters

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or documented extenuating circumstances. They must be United States citizens and children or grandchildren of U.S. veterans. They must show academic potential and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4647 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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  • Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest
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    Sponsor: Armed Services YMCA

    Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7405 Alban Station Court
    Suite B215
    Springfield, VA 22150-2318

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  • Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Fund
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    Sponsor: Coast Guard Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependent children of U.S. Coast Guard members, living, retired or deceased or Coast Guard reservists on extended active duty. They must be high school seniors or full-time undergraduate students in a four-year program or vocational/technical program. They must be under 23 years old.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    394 Taugwonk Road
    Stonington, CT 06378

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  • Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
    $500
    January 9
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Michigan

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters or grandchildren of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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  • Hanscom Air Force Base Spouses' Club Scholarship
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    March 1
    Sponsor: Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children or spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. They must hold a valid military ID card. Children of military members must be high school seniors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.

    75 Grenier Street
    Box 8888
    Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

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  • Hattie Tedrow Memorial Fund Scholarship
    Up to $2,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of North Dakota

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, North Dakota residents and U.S. citizens. They must be direct descendants of veterans with honorable service in the U.S. military.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail. An application form, essay and proof of veteran's military service are required.

    405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A
    P.O. Box 5057
    West Fargo, ND 58078

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  • Supplemental Education Grant (SEG)
    $500 per calendar year
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    Sponsor: Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Coast Guard members applying for themselves or their dependents. Students must be either enrolled in a college or university undergraduate or graduate program, pursuing a multi-course VoTech program approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs or Department of Education that would prepare them for their career, pursuing a GED or completing a correspondence course for a college, university or VoTech program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Wilson Boulevard, Coast Guard Stop 7180
    Arlington, VA 20598-7180

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  • William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship
    $500
    January 9
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Michigan

    Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Ste. A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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