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47 Federal Assistance Grants and Services for Veterans
The Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs provide outpatient medical services, hospital care, housing, as well as job development and job training opportunities for disabled and other veterans through contacts with employers. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits
Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of your benefits requires you to weigh many factors including cost, distance, time, and of course -- paperwork. All of these details can make the idea of getting your degree seem intimidating and many will wonder whether it's worth the time. When you consider the generous benefits available to veterans, however, you'll typically find that it's worth your time to continue your education and finish that degree. Courtesy of Best Schools.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Air Force Aid Society
The centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives is the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program which provides $2000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies. The value and success of this program, is demonstrated in the 77,929 grants disbursed since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year. This grant program remains competitive in its need-based selection criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education cost factors, and is administered by ACT Recognition Program Services. ACT, located in Iowa City IA, is an independent, not-for-profit organization with over 40 years experience in providing support services to scholarship sponsors. Awards for the 2007-2008 academic year will be announced in June 2007. Use of funds is limited to tuition, books, fees, or other curriculum-required materials.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Air Force Association
Lists a number of opportunities including :
(1) George and Vicki Muellner Foundation Scholarship
(2) Michael Wilson Scholarship
(3) Pitsenbarger Awards
(4) Colonel Aaron Burgstein Memorial Scholarship
(5) Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship
(6) Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarships
(7) Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship
(8) Col Loren J. and Mrs. Lawona R. Spencer Scholarship
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Air Force Association
Mike and Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship
The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees. Scholarships are awarded in May. $2,500 Stipend. Scholarships may be used to pay for any reasonable cost related to pursuing a degree. This would include tuition, books, and any remaining money can be used to pay for either transportation or childcare costs. For more information, contact : Pamela E. Braithwaite, Member Services, Air Force Association, AFA Veteran Benefits Association; 1/800/727/3337 ext 4890.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Air Force Crossroads
Presents information on (1) FAQs on Scholarships for Military Children, (2) Scholarship Fundamentals, (3) Scholarships, (4) Military Scholarships / ROTC, and (5) Minority Scholarships.
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Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree you've got a guaranteed career after school -- debt free. For more informaation call 1-866-4-AFROTC.
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Air Force ROTC High School Scholarships
The Air Force ROTC scholarship program for high school students is a great chance to pay for college so you can get the most out of your college experience.
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Air Force Sergeants Association
The Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) joined together to conduct a scholarship program to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the Total Air Force which includes Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG) , and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status. Applications are screened and verified for eligibility prior to submission to the respective selection committee(s). The AFSA and AFSA International Auxiliary programs have membership requirements, but there are no association membership requirements for the AMF or CMSAF programs. Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between November 1 and March 31. Completed application packages with all required documents can be sent to AFSA Headquarters between January 1 and March 31, incomplete packages or packages received after March 31 are ineligible for consideration.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

American Legion Scholarships
Deadline : April 15
Child/Children, or legally adopted child/children, of active duty United States military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at a U.S. school of higher education. The amount and number of awards depends upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may reapply for the award.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

American Legion of Michigan Scholarships
Current scholarship opportunities include:
National Spirit of Youth Scholarship Application
National Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
National Children of Warriors Scholarship Application
Michigan Past Presidents Parley Medical Scholarship Application
Michigan Memorial Scholarship Application
Michigan Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
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AMVETS Scholarship Program
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildern. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:
(1) Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors (PDF) ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district).
(2) Three $4,000 scholarships for veterans (PDF) ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school; no regard for district boundaries).
(3) One $3,000 scholarship for veterans/guardsman/reservists (PDF) will be awarded nationwide per year, for the duration of the grant, without regard for district boundaries. The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market. The one time $3,000 award may be used for undergraduate courses, accredited degree or certificate programs, including online schools.
(4) One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior (PDF) entering any undergraduate programs (no regard for district boundaries).
In addition the University of Phoenix, Devry University, and Kaplan University also offer scholarships in affiliation with AMVETS.
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Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt organization. It provides annual scholarships, fellowships and awards to students in the "hard" sciences attending the five service academies, ROTC programs, graduate schools and other educational institutions. The Foundation also sponsors awards and prizes for academic excellence in military schools and training institutions of all of the services.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation
General Emmett Paige Scholarship
Deadline : March 1
Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to veterans, and to their spouses or dependents, who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S. (Veterans attending college as freshmen are eligible to apply; all others must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.)
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Army Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need.
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Army Emergency Relief
MG James Ursano Scholarship Program
For Dependent Children of Active, Retired and Deceased Soldiers

The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army Families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program funds are limited therefore scholarship awards are limited. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program offers scholarships based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement for each academic year.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Army Emergency Relief Fund
Spouse Education Assistance Program (OSEAP)
Applicant must be a spouse of an active duty Soldier assigned to an Overseas Command. Applicant must physically reside with the Soldier at the assigned location. Assistance is for part time or full time, first undergraduate studies only. The OSEAP Scholarships are awarded up to half the cost of tuition per term based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, family size, special financial obligations and circumstances. Award usually consists of $500 per term for 5 terms, totaling $2,500.For more information, contact HQ Army Emergency Relief, Scholarship Department, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600, 866-878-6378.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Army ROTC Scholarships
Note: click on scholarship tab and review options.
Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. The Army ROTC program is offered at more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the nation. As the largest single source of Army officers, the ROTC program fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army. Though the Army is getting smaller it still needs thousands of new officers each year. The following ROTC's benefits remain intact: training, challenges, excitement, money, career preparation and post-college employment. For more informaiton, call 1-888-550-ARMY.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Army Scholarship Foundation
ASF will start accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year on February 1, 2013.
The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students. The amount of each award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities....Applicants must be sons or daughters of active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing, or be the spouse of an active duty enlisted soldier, or be sons or daughters of former U. S. Army members who have received an honorable discharge or medical discharge, or who were killed while serving in the U.S. Army.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

AVScholars.com Pay for College
The Student Gateway to aviation provides valuable information for students trying to figure out how to pay for college. Funding sources identified include :
(1) Parents and Students
(2) Financial Aid Workshops
(3) High School Resources
(4) Collegiate Resources
(5) Institutional Aid
(6) Federal Programs
(7) State Education Agencies
(8) Private Lenders
(9) College Savings Plans
(10) Education Tax Credits
(11) Military Education Benefits
(12) Libraries and Librarians
(13) Banks / Credit Unions
(14) SAT & ACT Exams
(15) Internet - Free Scholarship Searches
(16) Employers
(17) Volunteer - Make a Difference
(18) Public Officials
(19) Organizations, Associations, Unions
(20) Churches/Religious Organizations
(21) Chamber of Commerce
(22) Conventions / Trade Shows / Conferences
(23) Directories
(24) Magazines and Newspapers
(25) Internships / Cooperative Education Programs
(26) Financial Planners
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Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships
Over the past 20 years, the Foundation's scholarship program has paid out more than $2.4 million helping 249 people achieve their college aspirations. The Foundation's commitment to educational assistance to the men and women of the Coast Guard and their dependents has grown immensely over the course of its history, and is now one of our primary areas of support, and we hope to expand these endowments for the benefit of additional worthy candidates going forward.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Learn more about the organization that provides financial assistance to the Coast Guard Community.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
Provides a comprehensive summary of federal government benefits available to veterans and their dependents, including information on alcoholism treatment programs, aid for the blind, burial assistance, clothing allowances, compensation for service-connected disabilities, death payments, dental treatment, dependents' education, education and training loans, etc. Searchable. 2008 edition.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

FederalGrantsWire Military Grants and Loans
54 listings of grants and loans related to military service from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children
More information
A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship per commissary may be available based on response and funding. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other related expenses. The Fisher House Foundation also provides a "Home Away from Home" near military medical centers for families experiencing a personal medical crisis and is one of the premiere quality of life organizations supporting military families. The Foundation volunteered to underwrite the administration of this program.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Fleet Reserve Association
Education Foundation Scholarship
FRA believes that educating our service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. In addition to FRA's longstanding advocacy for enhanced DoD and VA education benefits, the FRA Education Foundation was established to support the needs of individuals pursuing higher education. FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents more than $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our armed forces who have sacrificed life and limb by providing educational scholarships to their children. Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty service member who died or was permanently disabled (100% rating) in the line of duty, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. The applicant must also be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or enrolled in an institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, or vocational schools.
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GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for Soldiers on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime for classroom, distance learning, and eArmyU online college courses.
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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has allocated $825,873 to underwrite 20 research projects at 12 universities in 2005, including several to Michigan State University.
(Last revised 10/04/16)

Heroes Legacy Scholarships
The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%. The scholarship grants for this special program are principally underwritten by the author's after tax proceeds from the book "Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to My Daughters" written by President Barack Obama. The amount to be awarded each year depends on the amount of royalties and other potential donations. Selected recipients will receive a scholarship grant, not to exceed the costs of tuition, books, lab fees, room and board, to any accredited U. S. post-secondary institution of high learning. The amount of the scholarship may be reduced by other funds that the student has received, from federal or state government programs or other grants. Eligibility criteria for the "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program are different from the Fisher House Foundation "Scholarships for Military Children" program. The two applicant pools are considered separately. Applicants can apply to either or both programs if they meet the eligibility criteria.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

HomeFront America Inc.
American Patriot Freedom Scholarship
Homefront America, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and their families is providing American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award available to all military dependent childred of Uniformed Service Members to include dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty while serving our country.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. The foundation is dedicated to youth, education, and the enduring values and standards that have made our Corps and our country great. For further information call: 609-921-3534.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Michigan Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
Applicant must be a child older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who is the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering the military service and must not later have resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering the military service.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Michigan State University
The Doane VET Study Abroad Scholarship
The Doane VET Endowment will provide a minimum $500 Study Abroad Scholarship for veterans attending MSU to be awarded for spring, summer or fall semester.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
Emergency Grants
Temporary assistance granted by the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) for emergencies or hardships is available to eligible wartime veterans, and their families, residing in the state. Under the authority of Public Act 9 of 1946 (as amended), the MVTF cannot provide assistance for long-term problems or chronic financial difficulties. Those eligible for the MVTF temporary grant program must apply through the MVTF county committee serving their county of residence. All applications are investigated, deliberated, and decided in confidence. Any applicant may request a personal hearing before the county committee at the meeting when his/her application is considered. If the county committee denies an application every applicant has the right to appeal that decision to the MVTF Board of Trustees (with the opportunity to appear before the board to present information and answer questions.) The MVTF does not provide loans under the temporary assistance program.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Military.com Scholarship Finder
Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community!
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Military Officers Association of America
Scholarship Finder
Established in 1948, the Scholarship Fund has helped more than 8,500 college students from military families attain a college education.
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Military Service Academies Scholarships
The U.S. Military Service Academies offer young men and women the opportunity to earn a college degree (Bachelor of Science Degree) and commission as an officer for the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard have their own Service Academy. An education received from one of the academies is ranked among the best in the nation. Military Service Academies award full scholarships to students accepted for admission which cover tuition, room and board; each student also receives a monthly stipend to meet cost of books, supplies, clothing and personal expenses.
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Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance Programs
Learn more about the education benefits offered by various branches of the military.
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MilitaryVALoan.com Disability Scholarship
Every six months, one high school senior will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. Potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of MilitaryVALoan.com and selected at two intervals, once on January 10th and once on July 10th.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

National Guard Association of Michigan Tuition Grants
The National Guard Association of Michigan (NGAM) has scholarships available that eligible members may apply for. NGAM scholarship awards vary depending on the number of applications received.
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National Military Family Association
Spouse Scholarship and Assistance Programs
NMFA awards average $500 for career funding, and $1,000 for degrees. Spouses are also eligible for funding, typically $1,000, to build their own businesses. Any spouse with a valid military ID is eligible. Apply from October 1st through January 15th, and May 1st through June 30th.
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Navy League of the United States Scholarship Program
To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be an U.S. citizen, a high school graduate under the age of 25 years and entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2003, and a dependent or direct descendant of a current or former member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or U.S.-flag Merchant Marines or an active member of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
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Navy ROTC Scholarships
The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program fills a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. For more information call 1-800-NAV-ROTC.
(Last checked 10/04/16)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
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Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. Programs include: vehicle repair, computers, furniture, holiday, food assistance, financial assistance, moving assistance, and housing.
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Project Blue Star
Project Blue Star is the Governor's Military Family Support initiative that will lend a helping hand to families of Michigan soldiers serving overseas. This program will identify and catalogue all services available to military families in one convenient on-line location.
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Reserve Education Benefits User's Guide
The military offers several programs to support your education goals including tuition assistance, the GI Bill, and other education programs. The following guide will help you make the most of these benefits. Courtesy of Military.com
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Samsung American Legion Scholarship
High school juniors who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program and be a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion by the United States government: WW I -- April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918; WW II -- December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946; Korean War -- June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955; Vietnam War -- February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975; Lebanon and Grenada -- August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984; Panama -- December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 and Persian Gulf War -- August 2, 1990 to cessation of hostilities as determined by the United States government. Normally the application is submitted to program staff upon arrival at your respective Boys/Girls State program.
Deanna Clark [programs@michiganlegion.org], Department Administrative Assistant for Programs, American Legion, Department of Michigan, reports that the Samsung Scholarship will be offered again in 2009.
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Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.
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Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
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That Others May Live Scholarship
Established in 2002, That Others May Live is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides post secondary educational assistance to children whose USAF parents or guardians were lost in a personnel recovery mission, training, or other personnel recovery collateral mission.
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Tillman Foundation Tillman Scholars Program
Our nation was built on the sacrifices made by the young men and women in the military who demonstrate the very kind of leadership we seek to inspire in all young people. Yet, even with the GI Bill, many service members and their dependents (children and spouses) still lack the financial means to pursue their greater educational goals. In 2009 the Pat Tillman Foundation established Tillman Military Scholarships to close this gap and help more service members and their dependents access educational opportunities and encourage their life long commitment to service. The Tillman Military Scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, and books, as well as other needs such as room and board and child care. The Pat Tillman Foundation allocates scholarships to individual applicants through the Foundation and through select university partners with existing service member support programs and enrollment.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling Programs
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides counseling and services to service-connected disabled veterans.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars
Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW's Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
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Veterans Online Application Web Page
The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new Web site that enables veterans to file online for pension and health care benefits. Unveiled last Friday, the Veterans Online Applications site lets veterans apply for disability compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation benefits electronically. The site is designed to cut down on the time it takes for vets to receive their compensation and pension checks.
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Veterans United Home Loans
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
The employees of the Veterans United Home Loans offer twenty $2,000 scholarships yearly to students with personal or familial military ties.
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VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program
Deadline: Nov. 1
This is a national Audio-essay scholarship competition for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Participants record their essays on an announced patriotic theme. A state winner is selected for national competition. Each state winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where he/she competes for 56 national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Contact your school principal, counselor, local VFW Post or visit our website . Entries must be submitted ONLY to your local VFW Post or your high school.
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SciVal Funding
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarship Search
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books and funding directories, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Funding seekers should remember that no single resource covers every possible funding opportunity, so explore books as well as databases and web sites, so you can discover as many funding opportunities as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Book on VA Loans: Your Complete Guide to the VA Home Loan
Written by Veterans United's Director of Education Chris Birk and features insider tips and expert advice, taking service members on an insider's journey into VA loans.
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Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents
Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber, eds.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial.
Funding Center (1 East) UB403 .F47
Veterans, military personnel, and their dependents make up more than one third of America's population. Each year, public and private agencies set aside billions of dollars in financial aid for these groups (including the spouses, children, grandchildren, and dependent parents of veterans and military personnel). If you have ties to the military, how do you get your share? Here, in one place, is a complete listing of not only federal and state financial benefits but the hundreds of privately-funded programs as well (more than 1,300 in all). These funds are available to applicants at any level (from high school through postdoctorate) for education, research, travel, career development, or emergency situations. The directory also provides a set of indexes that let you search the directory by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic coverage, subject field, and application deadline.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Main Library Reference Funding Center LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs. Latest three editions available; earlier editions may circulate.

Your Guide to VA Loans : How To Cut Through the Red Tape and Get Your Dream Home Fast. David Reed. New York : AMACOM, c2008. 216p. Main Library Reference Funding Center HG2040.5.U5 R4328 2008
Contents : Getting started -- Credit and VA lending -- The VA loan approval process -- Finding your VA team -- Getting the best VA rate -- Closing costs and VA loans -- Refinancing, equity lending, and special VA programs -- When VA loans are not your best choice.


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