The Fund for Veterans' Education

The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help with the cost of higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.


Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

SOC coordinates associate and bachelor's degree programs in a variety of curriculum areas for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These degree programs are offered by colleges and universities on or accessible to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard installations worldwide. Within each curriculum or degree network, member colleges agree to accept each other's credits in transfer. Service members and their family members in isolated locations can take courses through such "distance learning" methods as the Internet, correspondence, computer, or video. This allows service members to continue earning their degrees during frequent transfers.


Scholarship Opportunities

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarships

The VFW Scholarships offers a variety of scholarships to veterans and their families.

Horatio Alger Military Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans offers scholarships for veterans. To be eligible for the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship, a veteran must be U.S. citizen, have served in either Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom after September 11, 2001, and be in need of financial assistance.


AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, and their children or grandchildren. A child or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. The scholarship provides assistance to high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The Mehadi Foundation

The Mehadi Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Lance Corporal Jeff Key, USMC, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Mehadi Foundation scholarship provides assistance with college tuition to veterans who have struggled with addiction but who are at least six months clean and sober and in school.