Educational Scholarships

What you Need to Apply


The scholarship application period for the 2019-20 school year is now closed. Applicants will be notified in July via U.S. Postal Service and/or email as to the status of their application.If you submitted an application for summer school by the April 15, you will receive notification in early June. 

In order for your application to be considered, the following documentation must be submitted for review along with your scholarship application:

Proof of Eligibility:

  • Fallen Family Member’s Death Certificate or DD1300 Casualty Report*

  • For deaths after discharge from service resulting from combat-sustained injury or illness*:

    • VA determination letter of service-connected disability

    • VA letter confirming death related to service-connected disability

  • Birth Certificate, Adoption Paperwork or Marriage Certificate showing applicant’s legal next of kin relationship to Fallen Family Member prior to date of death*

  • For post-secondary or graduate level students: VA letter of eligibility for funding – Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship or Chapter 35 Dependents’ Educational Assistance?

?*Returning applicants do not need to provide documentation marked with an * as we already have it on file

Proof of Enrollment in School:

  • Letter of Acceptance, Class Schedule or other proof of active enrollment for the school year for which funding support is being requested.
    • Students must be considered full-time to be considered for scholarship. 

Proof of Need:

  • Tuition Letter from school website or financial aid office showing projected tuition and fees for the upcoming school year, as well as other educational costs (actual or estimated), such as room and board and transportation.

  • Service Provider Cost Estimates or Invoices for after-school programs, tutoring services, summer camps, etc. Note: please include the service provider's Tax ID number for verification purposes.

  • Estimates or Invoices for Off-Campus Housing from school website or financial aid office

NOTE: You will not be able to provide links to the school's website information. Please print and scan the needed documentation or request a copy from the financial aid office. You can also visit the College Calc website for esitmated costs by school. 


  • Copy of Applicant’s Driver License/State ID Card, Military ID Card, or U.S. Passport

  • Applicant Photo or Photo of Applicant with Fallen Parent/Family (limit 3 photos per application)

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Scholarship Requirements

Eligible recipients must be a spouse or child (age 0-26) of:

  • A member of the U.S. military who lost his/her life while deployed in combat.
  • An employee of the U.S. Government who lost his/her life in the defense of their country while deployed in combat.

Applications will be accepted from March 11 - May 15, with scholarships awarded in time for the fall semester of the same year.

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