Scholarships for Children of Veterans

If one or both of your parents are currently serving or have served in the United States military, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Some of these scholarships for the children of veterans are available to students who have had a parent serve in any branch of the military. Others are reserved for students with a parent who has served in a specific branch, such as the Army or Marines. Organizations that offer these scholarships include the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund, the American Veterans National Scholarship Program, the Heart of a Marine Foundation, the Air Force Aid Society and many others. In order to apply, students may need to maintain a minimum GPA or have financial need. Additionally, students may be required to submit an essay, demonstrate leadership qualities or provide letters of recommendation. If you’re the child of a veteran, continue reading below to learn more about scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Showing 1-16 of 16 scholarships
View Details Legionnaire Insurance Trust Scholarships American Legion - Department of Minnesota
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Veteran|Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|Vocational School|Minnesota University or College|
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Citizenship|
background
This scholarship was established to to provide financial support to a veteran, a child of a veteran or a grandchild of a veteran who wish to further their education. Applicants must be planning to attend any Minnesota University, College, Vocational School, or other accredited institution of higher education, or in states with Minnesota reciprocity.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Maine|Vocational/Technical|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial support to outstanding students whose parent or grandparent is a veteran and are living in the State of Maine and attending an accredited college or vocational technical school.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Department Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Florida
key information
  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Community College|College|Vocational School|Technical School| in |Florida|
background
The scholarship is open to children and stepchildren of honorably discharged veterans who resides in Florida. Applicants must attend a university, college, community college or technical-vocational school full time defined as 12 earned credit hours in a semester.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • 4,334 - 6,844
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Veteran|Child of Veteran|Spouse of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Maryland|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|College|
background
The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship is awarded to personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses. Applicants must be enrolled in accredited Maryland institution.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details ALA Department of Texas Scholarship Texas American Legion Auxiliary
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
background
This scholarship is for the residents of Texas, child or grandchildren of a Veteran who served in the Armed Forces.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • 1,000
  • 6 awards
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|Accredited Technical School|accredited Trade School|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors who are child or grandchild of a United States veteran and are pursuing a post-secondary education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Jan-11-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
background
The scholarship is designed to support graduating high school seniors of Michigan who are planning to attend any recognized college or university. Applicants must be a resident of Michigan and must be a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
key information
  • 2,500 - 3,500
  • 15 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Military: |Descendant of American Legion Member|Child of Veteran|Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|Descendant of Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War/War on Terrorism Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Organization: Associated with the |The American Legion|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
background
A total of 15 scholarships dedicated to daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and great-grandsons of The American Legion members who are former Armed Forces personnel.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Educational Opportunities for Children (10-18 Yrs) Governor's Office of the State of Illinois
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Child of World War II Veteran|Child of World War I Veteran|Child of Korean and Vietnam conflicts Veterans|Child of Gulf War Veterans|Operation Enduring Freedom|Operation Iraqi Freedom|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Ages 10-18|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial aid to the children (ages 10 to 18) of veterans who died or became totally disabled during World War I and II, Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The financial aid covers elementary grade, high school or vocational training school.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Florence Lemcke Fine Arts American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Washington
key information
  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington|
  • Major: Study |Music|Architecture|Literature|Fine Arts|Dance|Drama|Photography|Drawing|Painting|Sculpture|Poetry|
background
The scholarship was established by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington to provide educational support to high school seniors who are planning to pursue a study in Fine Arts related field.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): |Illinois|High School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
background
Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships is provided to a high school senior in Ilinois. The scholarship is given to a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is presently serving in the military. The program amount varies annually.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): |Illinois|High School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
background
The Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarships is awarded to High School Senior of Illinois. Applicants must be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America. They need not be killed in action or died as a result of a service-connected disability
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Erman W. Taylor Scholarship American Legion - Missouri
key information
  • 750
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|Missouri|
  • Major: Study |Education|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to the descendant of a veteran who has an honorable discharge.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Marguerite McAlpin Nursing American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Washington
key information
  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|
background
The scholarship was established by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington to provide educational support to a student who is pursuing a study or training in the field of nursing who are a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details M.D. Jack Murphy Scholarship American Legion - Missouri
key information
  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|Missouri|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|
background
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding descendants of a veteran who are planning to pursue a career in nursing.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Accredited Vocational|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
background
The scholarship was established by the Kim and Harold Louie Family to award outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities, community service and/or outstanding personal achievements
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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