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Scholarship Opportunities-Veterans and Dependents

There are many other opportunities, see Financial Aid’s website for scholarship opportunities  Boise State Veteran Services provides this list as a courtesy, we will not remove opportunities which are out of date just so you know to look for them next cycle.

  • Comcast NBC Universal

    NBC Universal is committed to increasing diversity both on the air and behind the scenes. Doing so provides a secure, powerful, and competitive advantage in the media and entertainment industry. As part of this commitment, we’re supporting two $12,000 scholarships to any eligible student veteran! The 2018 NBCUniversal SVA Scholarship application will remain open until April 10th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. 


  • Idaho Enlisted Association of the National Guard Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council Scholarship

    Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council Scholarship

    Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council Scholarship

    Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council Scholarship

    Command Sergeants Major Advisory Council Scholarship

  • Idaho Enlisted Association of the National Guard Young Patriot Scholarship Program

    Young Patriot Scholarship

    Young Patriot Scholarship

    Young Patriot Scholarship

    Young Patriot Scholarship

  • The Key Thinkers Scholarship

    The Key Thinkers Scholarship (“Scholarship”) awards academically qualified students with a $2,500 USD Scholarship to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”) once every academic term (coinciding with the application schedule below), to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”). There will be a total of four (4) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, the student applying must:

    • Be 18 years or older.
    • Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the United States.
    • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    MCSF funds needs-based scholarships for the children of Marines – former, retired or currently serving.  In the last 55 years, MCSF has awarded $110 million in scholarships to over 37,000 children.  Scholarships are awarded for post-high school education and include Certified and Technical Education (CTE).  Our average scholarship is about $3000/year for 4 years.  Some students qualify for up to $10,000/year for 4 years.

  • NAVPA (National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators)

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Each applicant must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements.

        • Currently attend a NAVPA member institution. Please refer to for a list of member institutions or ask your School Veterans Administrator.
        • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident.
        • Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard member, or a Dependent of Veteran or Service member.
        • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
        • Complete prerequisite essay, not to exceed two pages. “How the NAVPA Scholarship will help me achieve my goals”.
        • Be enrolled in and maintain attendance at full-time rate at a NAVPA member approved college or university during the fall 2017 semester/quarter.
        • Have earned a minimum of 12 college credit hours by the end of the fall 2017 semester/quarter. For alternative certification/post-baccalaureate program applicants, credits may be from their bachelor’s degree program course of study.

    The application period will open October 22nd, 2017. All NAVPA scholarship applications and attachments MUST be submitted by January 19, 2018. Winners will be notified after the NAVPA Board of Directors review applications at the midyear meeting in February 2018.

  • Pat Tillman Scholar Information

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Applications to become a Tillman Scholar will close March 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

    The following candidates may apply to become a Tillman Scholar:

      Veteran and active-duty military service members
    • Pre-and post-9/11 service eras
    • From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
      Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
      Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time* student:
    • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
    • Graduate or professional degree
    • At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution

    *Full-time as determined by your institution and program of study

  • Presidents Writing Awards Application

    Eligibility Criteria:

    All contest categories are open to manuscripts produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State from Spring 2017 through Spring 2018. Previously published work is not eligible. A student may enter multiple categories but may submit no more than one entry to each category. A student may resubmit work that was entered but did not win in 2017, provided that it was completed within the stated time frame. All submissions should be written in English.

    Two prizes will be awarded in each category: first prize, $200; second prize, $100.

    Critical Analysis

    Submissions are open to papers that critically evaluate or analyze works of literature, theatrical performances, works of visual art, historical moments, philosophical arguments, social movements, etc. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.

    Submissions are open to poems completed for coursework. Each student may submit one poem, which should not exceed 5 pages.

    Submissions are open to fiction completed for coursework. Each student may submit one work of fiction, which should not exceed 20 pages.

    Creative Nonfiction
    Submissions are open to creative nonfiction completed for coursework. Each student may submit one work of creative nonfiction, which should not exceed 20 pages.

    Submissions are open to research papers in any field: STEM, social science, business, humanities, etc. Submissions should use the documentation style appropriate to the discipline and should not exceed 20 pages.

    Civic and Ethical Foundations
    Submissions are open to essays completed for UF 200 or UF 300. A student may submit one essay exploring civic, ethical, and/or diversity on a local, regional, national or international topic. If the essay is the product of a team project, all names must be submitted and all team members will share the award. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.

    First-Year Writing
    Submissions are open to essays completed for English 101P, 101, 101M, or 102 during Spring 2017 through Spring 2018. Each student may submit one essay of any kind on any topic. There are no length limits for this category.

    Multilingual First-Year Writing
    Submissions are open to essays by multilingual students completed for English 121, 122, 123, 197, 101, 101P, 101M, or 102.  Each student may submit one essay of any kind on any topic. There are no length limits for this category.

  • Raytheon

    Two $10,000 scholarships are provided to student veterans demonstrating a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study, as well as demonstrated leadership and engagement within their community. The 2018 Raytheon Patriot Scholarship is offered exclusively to U.S. Army veterans, and is named after Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The application will remain open until April 10th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. You must complete an online application, answer three essay questions, attach the required documents, and have one letter of reference be submitted prior to the deadline to be considered.


  • SVA (Student Veterans of America)

    As a university with an active SVA chapter you are eligible for the scholarship opportunities, as well as the opportunities posted on their website.

  • Scholarship

    A new scholarship they are offering to military veterans pursuing their bachelor’s degree. “We believe education should be accessible to everyone, particularly America’s brave veterans. The Scholarship for Military Veterans gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.”

    Applying for the Scholarship:

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives them plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. We will choose one winner based on their free response submissions.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    To participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

        • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
        • Must be a veteran of any branch of the United States military
        • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year

  • TecEx Scholarship


    • An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2018 in good academic standing)
    • Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student
    • Complete and submit the application form.
    • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on – How will the growth of Amazon Web services & other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?


    • Amount: $1,500
    • Duration: One-Time Payment
    • Number of Recipients: 1 per year
    • Applications accepted beginning June 1st for awards the following year
    • Deadline Date: Dec 15th, 2018
    • Announcement Date: As soon as the recipient is contacted and eligibility is confirmed


    • 1000 words or fewer – Topic: How will the growth of Amazon Web services & other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?

  • The Tona Law Veteran’s Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

        • Only open to students attending school in the United States
        • Applicant must be a veteran of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States

    Applicant must be a student at an accredited school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application

  • VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”

    Provides 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 for us to say “thank you” to those who fought for our freedoms.

    Scholarship Details:

        • Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.
        • Awarded scholarships are limited to one per family per semester.
        • Applications for the fall semester will be accepted January 1 through April 30.
        • Applications for the spring semester will be accepted August 1 through November 15.
        • Fall semester scholarships will be awarded in August, and spring semester scholarships will be awarded in January.
        • Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void.
        • Scholarships are restricted for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to accredited schools.

    Eligible Applicants Must:

        • Be a citizen of the United States.
        • Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve.
        • Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc.).
        • Separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below.
        • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

    Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution

  • VFW’s “Youth Scholarship”

    The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

    Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

    The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.

  • Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Application

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

    The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


    Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program must:

        • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling) veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
        • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor’s) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year.
          *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
        • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
        • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
        • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.


    Award amounts will be determined after military education benefits and federal, state, institutional grants and other scholarships are calculated. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Award amounts will increase by $1,000 each year.

    Awards are for educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and transportation.

    Awards may be deferred for an interruption in study due to medical, health and other extenuating circumstances. Requests for deferral will be handled on a case by case basis.

    Application Process

        • Start by clicking Register to Apply at the bottom of this page. You will need to read and agree to a consent statement, supply a unique and valid email address, and create a username and password.
        • Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email. Email messages will be sent to the username and email address registered when you created your account. Students failing to use a valid active email account that will accommodate bulk mail may not receive consideration. Be sure to add to your contacts or address book and check your email regularly!
        • Complete the application by entering data in the format described. Proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used.
        • During the application process, you may leave the site prior to submission by clicking on the Save and Log out link located on each application page. To return to the application, you must login using your username and password. Saving the application will not submit application.
        • Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore answer all questions as completely as possible.
        • Applications and all required documents must be submitted electronically by the deadline in order for your application to be processed.
        • Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review Application page.
        • Carefully review your application before clicking the Lock and Submit button. Once submitted, you will no longer have access to your application.
        • It is recommended that you print a hard copy of your application for your records.
        • You will receive an email acknowledgment of your submitted application.

    Required Documents

    As part of your application, you must upload the following supporting documents prior to application submission:

        1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
        2. Copy of DD214(preferred) OR Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs OR other document of service. Be sure your DD214 includes “Special Additional Information”.
        3. Current college financial aid award letter (preferred) OR Student Aid Report (SAR) from most recent FAFSA filed.
        4. If applicant is the spouse of a disabled veteran, provide VA disability letter and copy of marriage license.

    Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

    Program Deadline

    Your application must be submitted by February 28, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. CST.

  • Apartment Guide Scholarship


    • Must be at least 17 years old
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally residing in 1 of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • Must be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2019 semester
    • Must be pursuing an undergraduate education
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Contest is void where prohibited
    • No purchase necessary
    • All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2018.
    • Official Rules

    Applications are now open from September 5 to October 31, 2018.

  • A-1 Transport Annual Scholarship Website


    Any current, full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible. There is no requirement of minimum age.


    To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay/article (of at least 1000 words and may NOT be posted elsewhere on the internet) about a topic related to this site. Some typical topics could be anything related to:

    • vehicle shipping services
    • moving cars overseas
    • enclosed/covered auto transport
    • doortodoor car transportation
    • classic car transport services
    • motorcycle moving
    • TL & LTL freight transport
    • state to state moving
    • overseas moving
    • etc.

    Applications will be taken on a rolling basis. Email your essay/article to: along with your full name, contact information, and school you will be attending.

    Important dates:

    Last date to apply for the scholarship program is March 10, 2019.