Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities available to military, veteran, and dependent students.

 

AMERICAN LEGION

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education.  There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.

To apply, visit: https://www.legion.org/scholarships

AMVETS SCHOLARSHIPS

AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens.  AMVETS awards scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving high school seniors, ROTC students and veterans pursuing higher education.

To apply, visit: https://amvets.org/scholarships

ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF

Army Emergency Relief is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.”  AER maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children.  Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

To apply, visit: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/scholarships

CHILDREN OF DECEASED VETERANS

Children between the ages of 16-26 whose veteran parent was killed in action or died as a result of their wounds incurred in battle, qualify for a full tuition waiver at any state-funded post-secondary school.  A $150 stipend, per semester, will be issued to help with books or fees.  For more information, please contact the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) George Vargas at George.vargas@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6124 or with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220.

To apply, visit: http://www.nmdvs.org/forms

FEDERAL STUDENT AID : AID FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  If your parent died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you might be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funding or for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

To apply, visit: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/military

FISHER HOUSE, HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES

Fisher House Foundation, Inc., an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity, administers the Scholarships for Military Children program. Commissary business partners donate to Fisher House Foundation, Inc. which treats each contribution as a “restricted donation.” Fisher House Foundation, in turn, contracts with “Scholarship Managers,” a professional scholarship management firm to evaluate the applications and select the best qualified as recipients.

To apply, visit: https://www.militaryscholar.org

GOOGLE-SVA SCHOLARSHIP

Student Veterans of America & Google have partnered to provide eight (8) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans via SVA’s network! Eligible students must be pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field.

To apply, visit: https://studentveterans.org/programs/vfw-sva-legislative-fellowship/29-program-services/733-2019-google-sva-scholarship

MARINES' MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Marines’ Memorial Association’s Scholarship is open from January 8th to April 28th.  Must be either a member of the Marines’ Memorial, or a child or grandchild of a member.

To apply, visit: https://marinesmemorial.org/scholarships/sergeants-henry-and-jeanne-rose

PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION

Founded in 2004, the mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.  Program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.  The application to join the next class of Tillman Scholars will open on February 3, 2015 and will close on March 3, 2015.

To apply, visit: https://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar

SCHOLAR DOLLAR$

Scholar Dollar$ is the singular online scholarship application, application processing and scholarship awarding system for New Mexico State University.  Developed by Student Information Management, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and designed in collaboration with NMSU Foundation and The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, Scholar Dollar$ is the one application for all NMSU scholarships.

Open the Scholar Dollar$-MVP Scholarships list to view the scholarships available for military, veterans and their dependents.  All scholarships are accessed through the Scholar Dollar$ website.

To apply, visit: https://scholarships.nmsu.edu

SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP

The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most.

To apply, visit: https://sportclips.com/promotions-partnerships/help-a-hero/help-a-hero

THANKSUSA

ThanksUSA “thanks” the men and women of the United States armed forces by awarding need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.

To apply, visit: https://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.

To apply, visit: https://www.vfw.org/scholarship

VIETNAM WAR VETERANS' SCHOLARSHIP

Veterans who have been residents of New Mexico for a minimum of 10 years, served in Vietnam, and were issued the Vietnam Campaign or Service Medal are eligible.  The Vietnam Veteran Scholarship will pay full tuition and books at any state funded post-secondary school.  Veterans must apply through the NM Department of Veteran Services, with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) George Vargas at George.vargas@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6124 or with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220.

To apply, visit: http://www.nmdvs.org/forms

WARTIME VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP

Wartime Veteran Scholarship.  Can be used by any veteran who has served in combat since 1990 and who has exhausted all available federal G.I. Education Benefits options.  Veterans must apply through the NM Department of Veteran Services, with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) George Vargas at George.vargas@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6124 or with the Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) Rosa Bycenski at rosa.bycenski@state.nm.us or (575) 524-6220.

To apply, visit: http://www.nmdvs.org/forms