30 College Scholarships For Veterans And Their Families

Paying for higher education can be challenging for anyone. But for veterans, service members and their families, it’s particularly difficult. Just the amount of resources available will make your head spin. Every year, money is returned to scholarship sponsors simply because there were no applicants. Our goal is to provide a straightforward guide to what resources are available for veterans, service members and their families so that money gets put to good use.

30 Scholarships to Apply for Throughout the Year

Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter Scholarship
May 20|$1,500

High School Seniors are eligible to apply for the Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter Scholarship. Generally, the deadline is early April but has been extended this year to May 20. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student with hearing loss who will be attending higher education in Fall 2020. The Oklahoma resident will submit a 1,000-3,000 word essay about their goals and how their hearing loss has impacted their life. After a recipient has received the scholarship, they will submit an article that will be published about how the scholarship has benefitted them.

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Jimmie L. Dean Foundation Scholarship
Mid-April|$1,500-10,000

This scholarship was founded in 2008 as a gift from Jimmie L. Dean. The award given each year range from $1,500-10,000 and can be renewed each year up to 4 times. The board of directors looks specifically for candidates who exemplify similar traits to Dean. Some of those traits include pursuing a technical field of study, helped provide for their own financial support while they grew up in Oklahoma and are looking forward to remaining in Oklahoma after completion of a 4-year degree. The deadline each year is mid-April.

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Eskridge Auto Group Free Ride
Mid-January|New car and $25,000

Deserving high school senior students who have a GPA of 3.25 or higher can be nominated to receive the Eskridge Auto Group Free Ride scholarship. Nominations should include the students’ achievements, athletic ability, how they’re an inspiration, how they’ve overcome obstacles and how they continue to strive for their dreams. Finalists will be interviewed by the Free Ride judges and winners will receive a brand new car along with $25,000 in college scholarships. The nominations are due in mid-January.

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Veterans Need Aid, Too

Whether it’s your grandchild who’s starting to apply for scholarships to help with college next year or it’s you, a retired service member, returning to school, these scholarships are designed to help every service member and veteran. Some of them require a simple nomination while others require an essay or video, but all of them are accessible to you. Now, put on your thinking cap and start applying.