American Legion

The American Legion's Scholarship Programs offer a Nursing Scholarship for eligible veterans who are pursuing a nursing education.


American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis Office
700 North Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Fax: 317-630-1223

The cornerstone of the American Legion's Education Assistance Program is its scholarship and financial aid guide, Need a Lift?. This 152-page booklet, updated annually, is a complete financial aid reference guide for veterans, veterans' dependents and members of the American Legion family.

To receive a copy of Need a Lift?, send a $3.95 check or money order to:
Need a Lift?
National Emblem Sales
P.O. Box 1050
Indianapolis, IN 46206
For Credit Card Orders Only: Call 1-888-453-4466

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary offers a Non-Traditional Student Scholarship for a student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal schooling was interrupted or a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree.


American Legion Auxiliary
777 North Meridian Street, Third Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: 317-955-3884


AMVETS offers scholarships for veterans, as well as family members of veterans.


AMVETS National Headquarters
4647 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706-4380
Phone: 301-459-9600 or toll-free: 1-877-726-8387
Fax: 301-459-7924

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary offers three different types of scholarships.


AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Headquarters
4647 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706-4380
phone: 301-459-6255
fax: 301-459-5403

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship

Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom can apply for the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship program. Since the inception of the scholarship in June 2005, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., has given 1,460 scholarships to veterans, with a value of up to $5,000 each.


The Horatio Alger Association
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703-684-9445

VVA Mike Nash Scholarship Fund

The Vietnam Veterans of America's (VVA) national scholarship program, the Mike Nash Scholarship Fund, provides financial assistance to: Vietnam era veterans, dependent children, grandchildren, and orphans and widows of deceased Vietnam veterans, for costs associated with undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions.


Mike Nash Scholarship Program
c/o Vietnam Veterans of America
8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710

VA Military Scholarship

VA Mortgage awards ten $1,000 scholarships each fall in conjunction with their Military Education Scholarship Program. Applicants must write a 2-3 page essay and are encouraged to apply online. Friend the VA on Facebook and stay up to date for future contests.


VA Military Scholarship
2011 Chapel Plaza Ct. Suite 109
Columbia, MO 65203