DSST Scholarship for Military Members

Scholarship Information

For those who serve or have served in the U.S. military, a college degree may seem difficult to achieve. The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are a great way for service members and veterans to earn transferable college credit at a reduced cost, and hopes to lower this cost even further. With our $500 scholarship, we want to make college credit through DSST even more affordable for veterans and current military members.

  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • One Scholarship Awarded Annually
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Click Here to Apply Now

While DANTES helps members of the military by paying for many aspects of the DSST test taking process, there may be additional costs. You can use this scholarship to help pay for:

  • Exam fees for veterans (especially veterans ineligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Retaking a previously failed DSST exam
  • DSST exam prep materials


Applicants should be current members or veterans of the United States military. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be a current or former member of the U.S.A. military
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.

DSST tests are available at official testing centers on various dates. Read on to learn how to find convenient DSST test dates, where you may take tests, what to expect on your test day, and how to prepare for your DSST exams.

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