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The Office of Veteran and Military Services (VMSS) and the Boots to Suits program work with veterans to find them the resources and support they need to make a successful transition from the military to the classroom and then on to the workforce. Additionally, many of these resources are also available to military-connected students.
There are scholarship opportunities that are only available to veteran and military-connected students. It’s important to know that some scholarships impact VA Education Benefits while others don’t. When you accept a scholarship, you’ll want to be sure you know if it will affect your benefits and how it will affect them.
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|AAPG Foundation||The AAPG Foundation's United States Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) is designed to promote the advancement of student veterans in educational geoscience programs at the undergraduate level.|
|AmVets Scholarships||Offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veterans (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school. The scholarships, up to $12,000, are only for full-time study at an accredited undergraduate college, university, or technical school leading to a non-specific degree.|
|Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship||Students in baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia programs who are serving or have served in any branch of the U.S. military at any rank who are not receiving funding by a branch of the military. This scholarship awards $3,000. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship||Active duty Air Force, full-time Air National Guard or full-time Air Force Reserve (officer or enlisted) pursuing a Master's Degree in a non-technical field of study are eligible for this scholarship. Award amount is $1,000. For more information about the application deadline and information please visit their website.|
|Col. Loren J. and Mrs. Lawona R. Spencer Scholarship||Military personnel who have been accepted into a master's level program who have not received this scholarship previously are eligible. The award varies, depending on the type of degree program. For more information on the application deadline and scholarship specifics please visit their website.|
|Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship||Current active duty personnel or veterans of the Armed Forces who are enrolled part-time or full-time in a U.S. college or vocational training program. Scholarship provides $3,000 for books and tuition. Please find deadline and application information on the scholarship application.|
|Hammer Family Scholarship||Student veterans who are studying engineering, math or science may apply. One $5,000 award is available.|
|CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship||Special Forces Student Veteran enrolled full-time pursuing a degree/certificate is eligible for an annual $1,000 award.|
|Air Force Aid Society Education Grant||Eligibility is based in part on being a dependent under the age of 24 at the time of starting school. For this grant, a dependent is defined as a son, daughter or spouse of a military member serving on active duty. For more information on qualifications, application requirements, deadlines, and amounts awarded please see their website.|
|Air Force Sergeant's Association||Dependents of AFSA organization members. This scholarship awards $500-$3,000. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Colonel Hazel Elizabeth Benn Scholarship||Unmarried, dependent children of past and present enlisted Navy medical personnel who have served with the Marine Corps. The award amount varies. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Dolphin Scholarship Foundation||High school or college children/stepchildren who are unmarried and under 24 years of age of current or former members of the U.S. Navy or submarine forces. The award amount is for either $2,000 or $3,400. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund||Dependents of permanently disabled, deceased, or MIA U.S. soldiers under the age of 26. The award amount varies depending on the degree program and academic history of the recipient. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Hanscom Spouses Club Scholarship||Dependent of active duty, retired, or deceased Air Force personnel. The award amount varies depending on the degree program and academic history of the recipient. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of The Fallen||Scholarship is available to children of marines and veteran marines whose parent were killed in the September 11th attacks, killed in combat operations or during a DOD operation on or after September 11th, children of Navy Corpsman who were killed in combat operations on or after September 11th and any Marines, Navy Corpsman, or Religious Program specialists whose parent died by suicide as a result of combat related PTSD.|
|Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships||Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria: One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.|
|Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant||Dependents of military personnel who served and died in Iraq and Afghanistan who qualify for a Pell Grant but are ineligible because of their expected family contribution amount. The award amount varies, but it is based on the maximum amount for the Federal Pell grant. To apply file a FAFSA form and you will be automatically considered for this grant.|
|LtCol Romeo and Josephine Bass Feretti Scholarship ||This scholarship is for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen. It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math. |
|Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Awards||Children of active duty or reserve marine, of an honorably discharged Marine or one who was killed while serving. The award amount varies. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|The Mike and Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship||This scholarship is for spouses of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Department of the Air Force Civilian employees. The scholarship is intended for spouses who are currently pursuing associate, bachelor, or postgraduate degrees.|
|Navy League of the United States||Children and grandchildren of current and former members of the Sea Services. The award amount is $2,500. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|AFCEA Educational Foundation||Second or third year students enrolled in post-secondary Go to the scholarship website for more information about the deadline and scholarship award.|
|Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
||U.S. residents who have an accredited bachelor's degree who have been accepted to or enrolled in an accredited graduate program. These individuals must maintain full-time student stats and qualify as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. This scholarship awards full tuition for a graduate-level health care degree in an accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Students also receive a monthly stipend, (officer's pay when school is not in session) and allowances for food and housing. For application deadline and details please visit the scholarship website.|
|Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
||U.S. citizens who have been accepted into graduate-level health professions training programs are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship awards full tuition coverage plus $2,000 per month stipend for living expenses. For specific information on application deadlines and requirements please visit the scholarship website.|
|Air Force ROTC Scholarships||Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship. There are multiple ROTC scholarships; these awards often include full tuition, lab fees, and $500 for books. For more information about application deadlines and specific scholarship information please visit their website.|
|College Student Pre-Commisioning Initiative||Undergraduate students between 19 and 28 who are sophomores or juniors in a specific college or university with at least a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship awards full coverage of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program||Sons and daughters of active duty Air Force personnel. This scholarship awards between $500-$4000 depending on need. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Marines Memorial Scholarships||This link connects to a webpage that lists all of the Marines Memorial Scholarships offered. Criteria varies and there are awards available for veterans, active duty military members, and their families.|
|Olmsted Scholars Program||Military officers and their spouses who are seeking to learn foreign languages to advance their military careers are eligible. Candidates must be nominated directly by their service branch. The Olmsted Foundation offers reimbursement for Olmsted Scholar Program expenses as well as grants for participation in the program. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.|
|Education Connection Scholarship||An annual scholarship for Veterans, Active Duty, and Military Spouses that awards $1,000 tuition voucher. Applicants must write a 250 word essay|
CU Denver Land Acknowledgement
Acknowledging that we reside in the homelands of Indigenous Peoples is an important step in recognizing the history and the original stewards of these lands. Land acknowledgments must extend far beyond words, the United States has worked hard to erase the narratives of Indigenous Peoples over time. Land acknowledgment statements can help to remind us of the history, the contributions and the sacrifices Native peoples have made.
We honor and acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute nations. This area, specifically the confluence of the Platte and Cherry Creek Rivers was the epicenter for trade, information sharing, planning for the future, community, family and ally building, as well as conducting healing ceremonies for over 45 Indigenous Nations, including the Lakota, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone, Paiute, Zuni, Hopi among others.
We must recognize Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of this land and as these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, remember the ties these nations still have to their traditional homelands. Let us acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory and pay our respect to the diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land. Let us also give thanks to all Tribal Nations and the ancestors of this place.
Gracie RedShirt Tyon, Lakota, Director, American Indian Student Services
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