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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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • December-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 2,500 - 3,500
  • 15 awards
  • March 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
Past President's Parley Texas American Legion Auxiliary
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
National Children of Warriors Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
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  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
Michigan Memorial Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
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  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 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|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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