Scholarships and Grants


U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)

Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program (Chapter 35, Title 38, U.S.C) offers up to 45 months of education benefits and the benefit is approximately $850 per month. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are currently a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. You will need to complete VA Form 22-5490.

For an application and information on benefits, eligibility, resources and other necessary information, please visit the links below. To apply now, please click here.
Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistant (VA Form 22-5490)


Online tool to find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community. Information on over 1,000 scholarship programs is available. Complete the registration form and hit Submit. Click the “See Scholarship first” tab on the right to see a complete listing. The shaded states in the map below have military scholarship programs and are listed alphabetically on the military scholarship finder.


The Folded Flag Foundation serves to honor the legacy of and pay tribute to the bravest men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country. Our Mission is to provide scholarships and educational support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations*. Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by assisting with a wide range of educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school. 


The National Military Family Association Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of uniformed service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school. Scholarships are normally in the amount of $1,000.00 and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and school room and board.



The Post-9/11 GI Bill, or Fry Scholarship, (Chapter 33) is available for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. This is a newer program and provides different benefits than Chapter 35.

Chapter 33 Recent Updates for Beneficiaries
Chapter 33 General Pamphlet
Chapter 33 Student Checklist
Chapter 33 Veteran Outreach Letter


Freedom Alliance is a partner organization to Children of Fallen Patriots. They sponsor educational and charitable initiatives under three main program areas; The Military Leadership Academy, the Support Our Troops program, and the Freedom Alliance’s Scholarship Fund.


Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria.


The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply. You must be planning to attend a college or university on a full-time basis.


The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans of Post-9/11 conflicts.


The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Fisher House

The Fisher House Foundation is a network of comfort homes where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at military and VA medical centers. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities, the Hero Miles program that uses donated frequent flyer points to bring family members to the beside of injured service members, and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled Veterans. 

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