Military Scholarships and Search Resources
Student Veteran Scholarships
Qualifications for 2013-2014 Application
- The recipient must be a military veteran, honorably discharged from service. (Students who are currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.)
- The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Kansas State University during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Student Veteran Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
Fall - September 30, 2013
Spring - February 1, 2014
Summer - March 15, 2014
Founded in 2008, the Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has invested over $4.6 million in scholarships for 290 scholars nationwide.
The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant, positive impact on our country and our local communities.
The scholars chosen reflect Pat’s values, strength of character and commitment to service. They demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential and a deep desire to impact change through their studies in the fields of medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts.
On what basis are Tillman Military Scholars selected?
- Educational and career ambitions
- Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
- Record of personal achievement
- Demonstration of service to others in the community
- Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
- Leadership potential
- Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses
Who can apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar
Veteran and active-duty military service members
- Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service
- From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members
- Including surviving spouses
Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student:
- Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
- Graduate or post-graduate degree
- At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution
Scholarships are available to military children through our partners at Fisher House Foundation, No Greater Sacrifice, ThanksUSA, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
The application to join the 7th Class of Tillman Military Scholars will open in February 2015. Please visit the site for the application.
Members of each class of Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. They exemplify strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on our communities and country.
Qualifications for the 2014-2015 Application
- The applicant will be an undergraduate or graduate student properly enrolled in the distance education program in any curriculum at Kansas State University.
- The applicant must be an active duty or military veteran with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, based on a 4.0 scale.
- The applicant will be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours in K-State Division of Continuing Education courses during the semester in which he/she receives the scholarship.
Deadline: Postmark Deadline – Fall Semester Award: April 1
Military Transition: Financial Assistance
This site provides information on the GI Bill benefits as well as a list of various financial aid resources available to service members and veterans.
Military Spouse and Dependents Scholarships
Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:
- Be a military spouse
- Have completed, at a minimum, a Master's Degree in one of the following degrees (You will be required to show degree completion):
- a. Counseling
- b. Psychology
- c. Social Work
- d. Psychiatry
- Must be ready to start or have already started your clinical supervision hours.
If you meet the above criteria, please contact Scholarships@militaryfamily.org to apply.
This site provides a comprehensive list of veteran/military scholarships for service members, spouses, and dependents.