Grants for Veterans
Veterans receive more benefits than ever after serving their country. Financial aid for college is just one of these benefits. While the GI Bill provides some money for college, there are also scholarships and grants that help veterans and their families pay for the cost of college. Many educational benefits were added to the post-9/11 GI Bill, but now veterans are also able to share part of those funds with their families. However, many veterans not only have to pay for their education but also provide for their families or continue working towards a military career, but still in need of training. There are specific grants available for each military family and other military scholarship finders that will find a grant specifically for veterans by state.
Many of these scholarships can be found by doing a scholarship search on Military.com or a variety of other grant finder websites. If you have not already done so, you can fill out the FAFSA application and fill in your current military status. This will open up additional grants and financial awards for you and your family.
Child of Disabled Veteran Grant or Purple Heart Recipient Grant is a financial award available to any number of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Indiana college with a parent who served and was disabled while in service or received a purple heart.
Department of Veterans Affairs Free Tuition for Children of POW/MIAs in Vietnam is another award for students in Indiana colleges that applies to undergraduate and graduate students who receive free tuition if their parents served in Vietnam and went missing in action or became a prisoner of war.
The Devry/Keller Military Service Grant is an award of almost $8,000 that is given to any student at DeVry University, whether undergraduate or graduate student.
The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund awards a $2,800 grant to multiple undergraduate students who are also the children of veterans from Michigan.
Alabama National Guard Educational Asisstance Program offers up to $1,000 annually to undergraduate and graduate students who are also members of the Alabama National Guard. Illinois also has a similar program called Illinois National Guard Grant Program that awards $1,300 to $1,700 annually to almost 3000 undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Illinois National Guard.
The United States Bacak Academy Class of 1963 Foundation Grant awards $1,000 to $4,000 each year to undergraduate and graduate students who are dependents of veterans who were in the Naval Academy Class of 1963.
Education grants for veterans continue to increase every year. If you have more questions about finding a college grant, ask your financial aid office at your university or potential university to see if they have any programs for military families. Many colleges provide additional financial assistance for former and current members of the military.
As a student who is entering college or university in the United States, it is important to understand the various types of assistance programs that have been developed to help you cover the cost of your most crucial years in school.
This program was designed to help graduate students find and obtain employment outside of the U.S. as teaching assistants.
Raising children is tough and expensive. Years at school are mean to be your children’s’ “time of their lives”. This may well be true, but the truth of the matter is that it is often not the parents’ time of their lives.
If you need help with paying for your college education you have a variety of resources, including loans, grants, scholarships and Federal student aid