Abraham Lincoln University accepts military education scholarships from all branches of the Armed Forces.
According to Military.com, more than $300 million of military and veteran related scholarships and grants go unclaimed each year. Sometimes these scholarships are overlooked, but most often the problem is that service members, veterans and their families simply don’t apply.
There are a few reasons that military scholarships tend to go unused. First of all, many service members think that military education benefits such as tuition assistance eliminate either the need or eligibility for scholarships. Sometimes benefits like military Tuition Assistance (TA) do not cover the entirety of a school’s tuition and scholarships can make up the difference, or scholarship and grant money can be used to pay for other fees or books.
Sometimes people think that military scholarships for college are too much work to apply for. Some scholarships do require a personal essay, but many only require a simple application, and the work put into it will be worth it in educational benefits.
A final hurdle has often been that military scholarship opportunities were difficult to discover. Thanks to online resources such as Military.com’s Military Scholarship Finder, this is no longer the case. An extensive resource for service men and women, and for veterans and their families, Military.com maintains many pages of information on scholarship opportunities, including a military scholarship for dependents.
Another outstanding resource for locating scholarships is the Military Community Compass’s Scholarship & Financial Aid Explorer (SFeX)
For many scholarships, there is blanket eligibility for all service members and/or all veterans. For others, eligibility depends on your own personal military history: the rank you achieved, your military specialty, decorations such as Valor awards or the Purple Heart, or even a particular duty station where you served. The resources above will allow you to search for scholarships by particular categories and keywords, to make sure you find everything that’s out there for you.
It’s never too soon to begin your scholarship search, so get started today!
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