Veterans for Peace Scholarship

The Scholarship awards a Michigan resident or someone enrolled in a Michigan institute of higher education, who will pursue studies in a Peace Studies program or other program that actively promotes the study of global conflict resolution or issues of peace and justice, a scholarship ranging from $250 to $5000.  It is the organization's hope  that the recipient will align their studies with the principles of the Veterans For Peace and propagate the message of peace well beyond their educational endeavors.
Interested applicants should visit the website   Applications will be acknowledged and reviewed as they are received with scholarships deadline dates being November 1, 2011, May 1, 2012, and November 1, 2012. Scholarship award information is released shortly after the deadlines.

Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
The Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship was developed to provide educational opportunities for talented individuals pursuing advanced degrees at the master's level.

Scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; computer technology; or management information systems. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.

Air Force Aid Society
The centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives is the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program which provides $2000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies. Use of funds is limited to tuition, books, fees, or other curriculum-required materials.

 Air Force Association Scholarships

  •  Michael Wilson Scholarship This scholarship is made possible by San Francisco Giants Pitcher, Brian Wilson for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The goal of the scholarship is to make a real difference in the lives of our future airmen, as well as honor the commitment of Brian Wilson’s father, Michael Wilson.

  • Pitsenbarger Awards Pitsenbarger Awards provide a one-time grant of $400 to selected top active duty, Guard and Reserve USAF enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The grants coincide with the CCAF graduation ceremonies held each spring and fall.
    View the Pitsenbarger Award Recipients.

  • Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti and was established for minor dependents of Air Force active duty, Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The recipients will be selected based upon high academic standards, good character and financial need.

  • Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance and recognition to an active duty Air Force full time guard or reserve (officer or enlisted) person who is pursuing a Master's degree in a non-technical field.

  • Spouse Scholarships The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees.
    View the Spouse Scholarship Winners.

  • Full Scholarship to Grantham University Through AFA's affiliation with Grantham University, AFA is pleased to provide an online degree scholarship to an Active Duty Dependent, an AFA Member, or a dependent of an AFA Member.


American Legion Michigan Scholarships
The American Legion of Michigan offers two scholarships for $500 for Michigan residents only. The American Legion also offers additional scholarships from $800 to $23,000

American Legion Scholarships page

AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:


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American Patriot Freedom Scholarship for Military Dependant Children
This Scholarhsip awards $1,000 scholarships to Military Dependant Children for use in a four year degree.

Armed Forces Communication and Electronic Association
Offers many scholarships and grants to foster educational opportunities in information management, communications and the "hard sciences" discilines. It is specifically geared to support the developmet of engineers and technical personell.

For Military Personnell only:
For Undergraduate Students (including military/veterans):

For Graduate Students (including military/veterans):

For ROTC Cadets:

For Students in the field of Education:

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Offers various assistance to Coast Guard members - including educational assistance:

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Offers Scholarships to children of those who suffered a 100% disability or who have been killed while they have served in the armed forces.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nations oldest and largest need based scholarship organization supporting military families. Eligibility is listed here:

Other information is listed here:

National Guard Association of Michigan Tuition Grants
The National Guard Association of Michigan has scholarships to award to National Guard members who wish to take classes at a college, trade school or university. Applications are reviewed twice a yeal (June 15th & November 16").

Fisher House Foundation
This foundation offers scholarships for Military Spouces, Military Children and a scholarship for Children of servicemembers who have died or were disabled during their service to their country.

Michigan Children of Veterans' Tuition Grant
Public Act 248 of 2005 (Michigan Compiled Law 390.1341-1346) provides an annual undergraduate tuition grant of up to $2,800 for the eligible children of certain deceased military personnel or totally and permanently disabled veterans.,1607,7-126-2362_2376_2382---,00.html

 Military Officers Association of America Grants, Scholarships and Loans
MOAA offers various scholarships, grants and even a 0% interest loan to children of military servicemembers. Be sure to check the eligibility of each award since some are reserved for children of service members who have died or were perminantly disabled as a result of their military service.

Navy League Foundation's Scholarship Programs
Provides financial assistance to dependents and direct descendants of Navy, Marine and Coast Guard service members.

 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Provides a list of scholarships, grants and loans to service members and their families who were in the Navy or Marine Corps