American Legion

The American Legion's Scholarship Programs were created to to promote and provide programs that encourage children to make use of their educational opportunities. The Legion offers several scholarships:

  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
  • The American Legion Baseball Scholarship
  • Samsung American Legion Scholarship
  • National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
  • Eagle Scout of the Year
  • Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship

Visit their website for information specific to each one.

Contact

American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis Office
700 North Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
317-630-1202
http://www.legion.org/scholarships

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.

The booklet is available for download at http://pdf.needalift.org/

You can purchase hardcopies of the booklet at http://www.legion.org/scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary offers multiple scholarships to a range of applicants. Please visit the website for specific details and requirements for application.

  • Girl Scout Achievement Award
  • Girls State
  • National President Scholarships
  • Non Traditional Student Scholarships
  • Spirit of Youth
  • The American Legion Samsung

Contact

American Legion Auxiliary
777 North Meridian Street, Third Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-955-3845
www.legion-aux.org

AMVETS

AMVETS offers several national scholarships-one for high school seniors, one for veterans, and one for JROTC high school seniors. Please visit the AMVETS national website for more information on eligibility and the application process.

Contact

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
www.amvets.org

Scholarships for Military Children Program

The Defense Commissary Agency and the Fisher House Foundation offer national scholarships for children of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel. Also eligible are the survivor of a deceased member who has a military dependent ID card. Applications are available at your a commissary near you. 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.

Contact

www.militaryscholar.org

For questions or concerns regarding eligibility, email info@militaryscholar.org

For questions or concerns regarding the application, email militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com

VFW Scholarships

The VFW National offers the three scholarships.

  • Voice of Democracy
  • Patriots' Pen Youth Essay
  • Scouting Scholarship

Contact

VFW National Headquarters
406 West 34th Street, Suite 902
Kansas City, MO 64111
www.vfw.org

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW awards scholarships each year:

  • Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art
  • National Junior Girls Scholarships

Visit the website to read more about eligibility and the application process.

Contact

National Headquarters, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-561-8655
Fax: 816-931-4753
www.ladiesauxvfw.org

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.

Contact

Mike Nash Scholarship Program
c/o Vietnam Veterans of America
8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710
301-585-4000
www.vva.org