Scholarships for Descendants of World War II Veterans

People who have the honor to be a descendant of a World War II veteran know why their ancestors are considered the Greatest Generation. Now, those same people can further benefit from their forbearers’ work and dedications by qualifying for a scholarship that honors WWII vets by paying for their descendants to get a higher education. If you know a grandparent or great grandparent of yours fought in WWII, you likely qualify for one of these scholarships from national non-profits and private foundations. You will probably need to submit a resume along with your transcript and information about your ancestor to be considered. If a relative of yours fought in WWII, scroll down to find a list of scholarships that can help with your college expenses.

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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
key information
  • 852 - 20,000
  • 98 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Military: |Descendant of Wartime 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|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|U.S. wartime veteran|U.S. Armed Forces Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary Girls State (Professional Organization)|American Legion Boys State (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): |The American Legion Boys State|The American Legion Auxilliary Girls State|
background
The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is given to high school juniors who participated in the The American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program. The scholarship is sponsored by Samsung Electronics to show their appreciation to U.S veterans who helped Korea during the Korean War. The program provides an up to $20,000 fund to scholars.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Past President's Parley Texas American Legion Auxiliary
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |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|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
  • Major: Study |Medicine|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit a child or grandchild of a Veteran who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical field at a Texas Education Institution.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details National Children of Warriors Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
key information
  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |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|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution of Higher Learning|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korena War, Vietnam War, Grenada and Lebanon War, Panama or War of Persian Gulf to present. This is open to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Michigan Memorial Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |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|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College freshman|College sophomore|21 Years or Younger|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit daughters, grand-daughters and great-granddaughters of any honorably discharged or deceased men/women veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Hostilities, Granada and Lebanon Hostilities, Panama Hostilities, or Persian Gulf Conflict. This is open to high school senior or freshman/sophomore year of college students who are not over 21 years old. Funds can be used for tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies necessary for pursuing study at any school, college, or other educational institution in the State of Michigan.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Descendant of World War II Veteran|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Volunteer Activities|
background
The scholarship fund was created in 2014 to provide financial aid to the descendants of the members of The 100th Battalion Veterans of WWII and to perpetuate a legacy of continuing service by rewarding the veterans like-minded descendants.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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