This article discusses educational scholarships available for wounded Veterans, disabled Veterans, and for families of Veterans killed in action. The information presented below is available for US citizens only.
1. Sentinels of Freedom – Scholarship for Wounded Veterans
- The recipients are provided with free-rent houses adapted for their specific physical needs, including new furniture and household supplies, adaptive vehicles, training, career-placement, personal and financial mentorship and other educational opportunities. It is a four-year scholarship.
- Who can apply! The scholarship is available for any member of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guards who has been severely injured while in the line of duty since the 11th of September of 2001. The nominated candidates have to be affected by deafness, amputation, blindness, acute burns or paraplegia, conditions they’ve attained while serving their country.
- How to apply! The candidates must complete a series of interviews, to ensure that they have the employers required skills, experience and approach, to fill in their available positions.
2. Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) – Scholarship for Veteran Dependents
- This is a 45 month scholarship that offers training, educational opportunities, apprenticeship and internships to veteran family members.
- Who can apply! To be eligible, you must be the son & daughter or the spouse of a veteran who died or is permanently and completely disabled or a service member that is missing in action. The sons & daughters who wish to sign up for this scholarship must be between 18 and 26 years of age; and the spouses have up to 20 years of eligibility since the moment the Veteran Association find them qualified.
- How to apply! After choosing the degree or course to follow, one has to contact the veteran Association (VA) to obtain more information about the requirements and instructions to follow.
3. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) – Scholarship for Sons & Daughters of Veterans
- The program offers up to 5 years of undergraduate education at a 2 – 4 – year accredited college or university of choice. It supports the education of sons and daughters of wounded or killed in action veterans.
- Who can apply! To qualify, one must be under 24 years of age and the legitimate child of a warrant or commissioned veteran officer.
- How to apply! Registering to MOAA your information and college/university forms, will automatically enlist you as a beneficiary of this program.
4. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Scholarship for Children of members of the Marine Corps who have died or have been severely wounded in combat
- The recipients can select from a variety of academic disciplines and will be provided with financial resources until the completion of their courses.
- Who can apply? The applicants should be the sons & daughters of a Veteran U.S. Marine or Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who was wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps/ U.S. Navy. Also, the follow eligibility criteria apply: a minimum 2.0 GPA, only accredited universities or academic institutions of choice and the candidate must pursue a first bachelor degree.
- How to apply! Future students must contact The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, because the information will be offered only face-to-face or via a personal e-mail/telephone number.
5. The University of Nebraska in Omaha (UNO) – Scholarship for Wounded Veterans and their Spouses
- This is available for those veterans who meet the U.S. Military’s criteria for <Severely Wounded>. It offers the opportunity to enroll full or part-time classes, within almost 40 areas of study. Online classes are also available for signing up.
- Who can apply! The eligible students are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were severely wounded in combat and their spouses.
- How to apply! For information about the application forms and requirements the office at the Division of Continuing Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha is always available.
6. The Military Order of the Purple Heart – Scholarship for the Disabled or Wounded Veterans, their Children and Grandchildren
- This program offers $3000 to disabled or wounded veterans to boost up their academic credentials.
- Who can apply! Not only the wounded veterans, but also their children and grandchildren are eligible for this scholarship.
- How to apply! Applicants must submit an essay of 200 to 300 words on “The Price of Freedom”, along with their latest official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a non-refundable $15 processing fee to the Virginia office of the Military Order of the Purple Heart office by mail only.
- The several scholarship and programs for the wounded and disabled veterans and their families are proof that once they’ve finished serving their country, the country start serving them.