Scholarships Around the US has an excellent page with information and links about Scholarships from Military Sources. The site is a wealth of general information about getting scholarships, and it’s organized by subject in plain language format. The military page begins:
Each branch of the United States military – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – is slightly different and offers its own rules regarding educational tuition. In all of these branches, the Montgomery G.I. Bill is in effect and assists service men and women with tuition assistance. While it is not a regular scholarship, this option should be explored and taken into consideration when applying for scholarships.
Though no one should be joining the military “just for the education”, the education benefits are an important perk and the GI Bill, along with the scholarships listed on the site, should be considered when deciding whether a few years (or a career) in the military is right for you.
Next up is information on how the various branches’ ROTC programs work, and this is a very attractive alternative for many. Also, though it’s not mentioned, don’t forget the high school Junior ROTC programs available across America (except in the Communist enclave of San Francisco) that can get high schoolers on the military track if they’re serious about the possibility of joining up.
Next, the page digs into the meat of the subject, linking to separate pages for each of the services with branch-specific scholarship information. Also noted are the Service Academies and non-military groups who offer scholarships for those in or headed for the military. The page does a great service to a great service by making sure the Coast Guard gets equal treatment. Opportunities in the Coast Guard are often overlooked, and that is unfortunate for both those missing out and for the Coast Guard itself.
All in all, the Scholarships from Military Sources page is a great introduction to the plethora of scholarships and educational benefits available to those in or headed for the military.
Also, if the military isn’t for you (and we all know that it isn’t the right choice for many), there is a wealth of information about other scholarships on the site. This would be an excellent starting point for high school students and their parents as they explore the options available. If you know someone thinking about college, why not pass them on a link to the site? It costs you nothing to send, costs them nothing to look at, and could save them a bundle. Or get them into college when they might have otherwise been unable to attend.