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Scholarships for Military Veterans

Scholarships for Veterans

Although there are a growing number of companies, agencies, organizations and government programs providing financial aid, a lot of people still find it difficult to figure out the whole process.

scholarships for veteransYes, the information and details seem enticing, but the process for applying for financial aids is usually tedious and long. But if you have recently served in the United States Military, there are some private and non-profit organizations with scholarships for veterans.

Following is a list of some known grants and scholarships for military veterans:

Foothill – De Anza Foundation Scholarships for Veterans

Scholarships are available to any qualified recent veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Scholarships are administered by the local college foundations. No administration fees are taken by Scholarships for Veterans. (source:www.scholarshipsforveterans.org)

Pat Tillman Foundation (pattillmanfoundation.org)

The Tillman Military Scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses — tuition, fees, and books, also room and board and child care. The Pat Tillman Foundation allocates scholarships to individual applicants through the Foundation and through select university partners.

Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Program (military.com/education/)

“Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process’ and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.” source: Military.com web site

The GI Bill (www.gibill.va.gov)- Scholarships for Veterans

“The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.” (source: www.gibill.va.com)

 

Scholarships for Veterans

 

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