Military and Law Enforcement—Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
Each listing has its own criteria but deadline dates, selection conditions, application processes, and other details change more quickly than we can update this page. Please contact each individual source for complete, up-to-date details.
American Legion Auxiliary
8945 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1189
Five non-Traditional Student Scholarships are available for a student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal schooling was interrupted or a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree. The applicant must be a member of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each Division.
Deadline: March 1
Many state auxiliaries of the American Legion offer financial aid in addition to the assistance offered by the national auxiliary of the American Legion. Please see the National State Headquarters Directory for contact information.
Military Order of the Purple Heart National Headquarters
Scholarship Program - Alex Waigandt
504 Innsbruck Way
Columbia, MO 65203
Sons, daughters and grandchildren of MOPH members are eligible to apply for scholarships of an unspecified amount. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's demonstrated scholastic aptitude.
Deadline: February 15
Reserve Officers' Association of the United States
Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship
ATTN: Reilly Scholarships
One Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-5655
Up to twenty-five, $500 awards are made each year to active or associate ROA members in good standing. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.30 GPA and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.20 and must demonstrate leadership qualities.
Deadline: April 10
A variety of scholarships are listed on their Web site. Below are just a few of the opportunities that are available:
- College Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is offered to qualified applicants at the time of enlistment. If eligible, the Army will repay one-third of your loan for each year of full-time duty served.
- Post-9/11 GI Bill - Soldiers who have served 90 or more days on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for up to 36 months of benefits for education. Benefits can also be transferred to a spouse or dependent children.
- The Montgomery GI Bill & Army College Fund
- Army Reserve Benefit
- Army Reserve MGIB Kicker
Veterans Administration Educational Assistance Program
Veteran's Benefits Office
The University of Michigan
1100 LSA Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The VA administers a variety of educational benefit programs including the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. A complete list of resources is made available online by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. They also provide a calculator to help determine which programs are best suited to you. Eligible veterans attending the University of Michigan may coordinate their benefits through the school at the above address. Further information can also be found on the UM Student Veterans Assistance Program website.
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