Recipient Resources

Other Scholarships

America’s Child– Established to provide college education and welfare assistance to the surviving children of military heroes who have already given their lives in patriotic service to their country fighting our nation’s war against terrorism as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Philippines, Operation Iraqi Freedom or future conflicts. org

AMVETS Scholarships- Annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program - The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Service Members on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation- Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents. Their vision is that every such child can have a debt-free college education. org/

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund – Provides grants to children who have lost a parent in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.

Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship – Provides scholarships to children whose parent served at wartime.

Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) - Offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Fisher House Foundation - Open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.

The Folded Flag Foundation - Provides scholarships and educational grants to cover private school tuition and fees, tutoring, after-school programs, summer camps and other related educational expenses. Also provides college scholarships and educational grants to cover tuition and fees, books, computers, living expenses (to include child care for students with young children), tutoring, test preparation services and career preparation expenses internships, resume writing workshops, interview preparation training, etc.).

Folds of Honor Foundation– Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of their military service. Can be applied to schooling now or held by Folds of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment. com/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund– Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty Service Member who was killed or permanently disabled (100%) rating as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA.

Fry Scholarship - The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)is available for children and spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Benefits include tuition, housing and books for eligible dependents.

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships– Open to dependent unmarried children under age 23 of those who have died or have become disabled through their active military service on or after September 11, 2001.

Huebner Scholarships - Competitive scholarshipsfor children and grandchildren of former members of the Division as well as children of active-duty 1stInfantry Division Service Members.

Marine Corps Scholarship Program - available to children whose (Marine) parent was killed while serving.

No Greater Sacrifice – provides scholarships and resources to the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded service members. 

Patriot Legacy Fund– provides post-secondary educational scholarships for the dependent children of service-disabled veterans.

Society of the First Infantry Division –Available to children of Service Members killed in combat or training accidents while serving in a unit assigned or attached to the 1stInfantry Division

The Bonsai Finance Veteran’s Scholarship- Provides a one-time payment of $2,500 for current or future education costs to dependents of veterans.

Thanks USA - Awards scholarships to dependents of our military. 

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Federal Grants

Pell Grants – awarded to undergraduate students who meet the criteria based on financial need, tuition cost, and enrollment status.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant – awarded to children under age 24 years old whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)– – Provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Priority is given to those students with the lowest expected family contributions and those who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients.

Educational Resources

Warrior Scholar Project - provides personal mentorship, tutoring, and other forms of assistance to children of fallen service members and veterans in the college application, admissions, and assimilation process.

EKnowledge – provides interactive learning products and services. Provides free SAT preparation software for military children.

Warrior Gateway - a resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs and identify academic programs they are interested in.

Professional Tutors of America – provides free tutoring services to children of service members who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan wars (pending available funding).

Other Resources:

Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors – TAPS provides a variety of programs nation and worldwide to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces. Programs include: Support seminars; “Good Grief Camp” for children and families; Activity retreats with varying adventure levels; “TAPS Inner Warrior” health and wellness Program; Empowerment workshops; Peer Mentor programs; “Teams4taps” events with professional sports teams and athletes; and online and local survivor care groups.

Got Your Back Network - provides the children of our country’s fallen soldiers the opportunity to intimately interact with our country’s most talented leaders through diverse coordinated events along and one on one interactions with corporate executives, politicians, professional athletes, and entertainers. Programs include grief counseling, job training, financial literacy, mentoring, education scholarship and children camps.

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)the official Army program to provide long term support to surviving family members of fallen soldiers. SOS coordinators provide direct services as well as information, referrals and recommendations of support groups, spiritual resources and bereavement and financial counselors.

Snowball Express – A program under the Gary Sinese Foundation that hosts an annual trip each December for 1,750+ children and surviving parent/guardian of a fallen service member.

Camp Hometown Heroes – A free national summer camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling or other loved one who served in the U.S. military.

A Soldier’s Child Foundation – Serves the children of military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty through birthday celebrations, mentorship programs and college scholarships.

Believe With Me – Serves all manner of military death— Killed In Action, Killed In Training, PTSD Suicide, and cancer related deaths to exposures during military service – by providing Christmas gifts to the children of those who have died.

Military Families United – a coalition of Blue Star, Gold Star, Next of Kin, Veterans, and Patriotic Americans to “Honor the Fallen, Support Those Who Fight, and Serve Their Families” through unique services, events and advocacy programs.

Wounded Warriors Family Support - serves the families of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations by providing family retreats.

Camp 300 - Hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service, pairing each child with a father-aged, male mentor who spends the weekend doing things with the children they might have done with their dad.



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