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  • Albert M. Lappin Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran and enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. A parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the previous three years. In addition, the children of deceased parents are eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on the topic of "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript. Applicants must maintain a C average in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • American Legion Scholarship Award
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: American Legion - Department of Illinois

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of American Legion Illinois members and must be in their senior year of high school. Awards may be used to further education at an accredited college, university or technical school.

    How to apply: Application information is available by contacting the American Legion, Department of Illinois.

    2720 East Lincoln Street
    Bloomington, IL 61704

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  • AMVETS National Scholarships for Veterans
    $1,000-$12,000
    May 1 and October 2
    Sponsor: AMVETS National Headquarters

    Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and veterans who demonstrate financial need. They must have been honorably discharged or be on active duty and eligible for release. They must agree to allow AMVET to publicize their award if selected.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4647 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, MD 20706-4380

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  • CAP Academic Scholarships
    $1,000-$5,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: Civil Air Patrol

    Eligibility: Applicants must be CAP members who have earned the Billy Mitchell Award or have received a Senior Rating in any specialty track. Students must be enrolled full-time during the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must not be previous winners of this award and must possess and maintain a discipline and academic standard acceptable to the school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    105 South Hansell Street, Building 714
    Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112

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  • Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be descendants of an American Legion member with a GPA of at least 3.0. Special consideration will be given to students studying science, engineering or business administration. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a high school transcript, documentation of parent's veteran status and a 1040 income statement. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college and verify enrollment at the start of each semester.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Maine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and be U.S. citizens. A parent or grandparent must be a veteran, verified by a copy of military discharge papers with the application. Applicants must have good character and believe in the American way of life.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Verti Drive
    Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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  • Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund
    $500
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be average or better students who are high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas. They must be the son or daughter of a veteran, and a parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and documentation of parent's veteran status.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT, and they must be the children or grandchildren of veterans who were honorably discharged after September 15, 1940 or who are currently serving in the military.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703

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  • Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors whose mother or father is now deceased but had served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. Death of the parent does not have to be from military action or as a result of a service-related disability. Applicants must also have taken the SAT or ACT.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703

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  • Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants musts be Illinois high school seniors who have taken the SAT or ACT. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of Illinois veterans.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703

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  • Illinois AMVETS Trade School Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at an Illinois high school who have been accepted into a trade school program. Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter with the application form. Preference is given to students who are the children or grandchildren of veterans.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703

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  • James V. Day Scholarship
    $500
    May 1
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Maine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Maine and graduating high school seniors. They must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational technical school and provide evidence of financial need. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a belief in the American way of life.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5 Verti Drive
    Winslow, ME 04901-0727

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  • Maine Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Bureau of Veterans' Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children whose mother or father is or was a veteran in the state of Maine. They must be at least 16 years old and be high school graduates. They must be pursuing a college degree. Benefits must be awarded prior to the dependent's 22nd birthday, unless he is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, in which case they may be awarded until his 26th birthday.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    117 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0117

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  • Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Maine Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must either have served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam or be descendants of someone who served in Vietnam. In some cases, children of U.S. Armed Forces veterans in general may qualify.

    How to apply: Applications are available at high school guidance offices or online.

    245 Main Street
    Ellsworth, ME 04605

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  • Mary Ann K. Murtha Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf and War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • Military Award Program (MAP)
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Imagine America Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolling into a participating college and be active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of the U.S. military. They must be likely to enroll in and successfully complete their postsecondary education and may not be a previous recipient of any other Imagine America Foundation scholarships/awards. Applicants must also have financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Suite 203
    Reston, VA 20191

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  • Military Family Support Trust Scholarships
    $2,000-$12,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Military Family Support Trust

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1500 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0. The award is renewable for four years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1010 American Eagle Boulevard
    Box 301
    Sun City Center, FL 33573

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  • Montgomery GI Bill Tuition Assistance Top-Up
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for MGIB-Active Duty benefits, and they must have served on active duty in the United States military for at least two years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact your education services officer or education counselor for more information.

    4201 38th Street South
    Suite 104
    Fargo, ND 58104-7535

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  • New York Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or graduates and be New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • New York Legion Auxiliary District Scholarships
    $1,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • Non-Commissioned Officers Association Scholarships
    Varies
    March 31
    Sponsor: Non-Commissioned Officers Association

    Eligibility: Students must be children or spouses of members of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. Children must be under 25 to receive the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9330 Corporate Drive, Suite 701
    Selma, TX 78154

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  • Pennsylvania Educational Gratuity Program
    Up to $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans who served during wartime or armed conflict and have service-connected disabilities or who died in service during war or armed conflict. They must be 16 to 23 years of age and have lived in and attended school in Pennsylvania for five years prior to application, and they must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your local Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

    Building P-0-47
    Fort Indiantown Gap
    Annville, PA 17003-5002

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  • Raymond T. Wellington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, grandchildren or great grand-children of Armed Forces veterans who served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf or War on Terrorism. Students must be high school seniors or high school graduates and must be U.S. citizens and New York State residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    112 State Street
    Suite 1310
    Albany, NY 12207

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  • Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are enrolling or enrolled in an approved post-secondary school. They also must be average or better students who are the children of veterans. The children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College," a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status and a certified high school transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • Scholarships for Military Children
    $2,000
    February 13
    Sponsor: Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be unmarried dependents under the age of 21 (23 if full-time students) of active duty, reserve, retired or deceased members of the military. They must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Community or junior college students must be in a program that will allow transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants also must not be accepted to a U.S. Military Academy or be the recipients of full scholarships at any accredited institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or from military commissaries.

    1300 E Avenue
    Fort Lee, VA 23801–1800

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  • South Dakota Free Tuition for Veterans and Others Who Performed War Service
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: South Dakota Board of Regents

    Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans or others who performed active war service. They must South Dakota residents who qualify for resident tuition and not be entitled to have their tuition or expenses paid by the United States.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

    306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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  • Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships
    $500
    February 15
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Kansas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are average or better students. They must be enrolling or enrolled in a post-secondary school in Kansas and the son or daughter of a veteran. At least one parent must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The children of deceased parents are also eligible as long as the parent was a paid member at the time of death. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with only one from a teacher, a 1040 income statement, documentation of parent's veteran status, an essay on "Why I Want to Go to College" and a high school transcript.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1314 SW Topeka Boulevard
    Topeka, KS 66612

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  • Veterans Tuition Awards
    Up to full tuition
    June 30
    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be veterans from New York State who have been honorably discharged and served in Indochina between December 22, 1961 and May 7, 1975, the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Applicants must also have applied for the Tuition Assistant Program if studying full-time and the Federal Pell Grant whether studying full-time or part-time, unless enrolled in a vocational training program.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your institution's financial aid office or by phone from HESC.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces, and they must have received a Vietnam campaign medal for serving in Vietnam anytime between August 5, 1964 and the official end of the war. Students must be attending either a public school or one of the following private schools in New Mexico: the College of Santa Fe, St. John's College or the College of the Southwest. They must have been New Mexico residents when entering the armed forces or have lived in the state for at least 10 years.

    How to apply: Applications are available at college financial aid offices.

    2044 Galisteo Street
    Suite 4
    Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100

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  • West Virginia Wing - Civil Air Patrol Cadet Scholarship Fund
    $2,000
    February 28
    Sponsor: Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from either a public or private Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan high school or homeschool who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must have a commendation from their unit commander along with the leadership skills proven by earning the CAP Amelia Earhart award or higher. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical school offering a certificate or program of at least one year.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    229 East Martin Street, Suite 4
    Martinsburg, WV 25401

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  • Wisconsin Veterans Education Reimbursement Grants
    Up to full tuition
    No later than 60 days after the start of classes
    Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and must have served in the U.S. armed forces in active duty for two consecutive years, completed their initial active service obligations, accumulated at least 90 days of active duty during wartime or have received or become qualified to receive an expeditionary or service medal. Students must have received an honorable discharge and be working toward a degree or certificate. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Funds are awarded upon course completion.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

    201 West Washington Avenue
    P.O. Box 7843
    Madison, WI 53707-7843

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