Veteran/Military-related Grants and Scholarships


This list represents known military, veteran and dependent scholarships.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for all scholarship inquiries and questions.

AMVETS Scholarships for Veterans and Dependents
Annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their children or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible.

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) Better Chance Scholarship
Applicant must be a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) or AVVA member; the spouse, child or grandchild of a VVA or AVVA member; or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a KIA or MIA Vietnam Veteran.

CollegeScholarships.org
Provides links to numerous scholarship opportunities based on military service or dependent status.

Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Annually awards three educational grants at its annual national convention in August to High School seniors, who are direct descendants (children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren) of members in good standing.

JCCC Veterans Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to assist veterans who are re-entering the workforce or higher education after being discharged from active duty or deployment. Funding is available to veterans who have been discharged within six months of the first day of classes of the semester they plan to enroll at JCCC. The scholarship will be applied to tuition and book costs with no cash going directly to the student. Books must be purchased at the JCCC bookstore.

Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation
Provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to children of Marines and former Marines.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (PDF)
Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001, are eligible for this benefit. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.

Scholarships for Military Children
Children of active duty and reserve/guard service members, retired military personnel or of a deceased member who have a military dependent I.D. card can apply.

State of Kansas Military Service Scholarship
This renewable scholarship is administered by the Kansas Board of Regents. Applicant must be a resident of the state of Kansas and have served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle, and complete the FAFSA to apply. Priority deadline is May 1.

State of Kansas tuition waiver for dependents of deceased veterans (PDF)
Students seeking tuition/fee assistance as dependents or spouses of certain military personnel must complete and return this form. Assistance will be provided if a student meets eligibility criteria and the Kansas Legislature has made appropriations available for this purpose.

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.