Scholarship for Military Members & Veterans is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a military member or veteran pursuing a degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.

Award Description believes every student has the right to an affordable and high-quality education, and that is especially true for members of our military. With this $500 scholarship we hope to help support a current or former military member get a head start on a college degree.

General Scholarship Information

Scholarship Amount: $500

One Scholarship Awarded Annually

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

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Applicants should be a current or former member 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.

1. How does this scholarship from help you further your education and ultimately reach your career goals?

This scholarship is going to help me finish my Masters by Sprint of 2023. The military only pays so much for a graduate degree so this extra money will definitely help me continue my education. I may be leaving the military sometime next year so being able to continue working on this degree is only going to set me and my family up for better success once I leave the service. Education is so important to me but being able to provide for my family after the military is much more important.

2. How did you hear about our scholarship?

I heard about through my school, University of Maryland Global Campus and their military and veteran services.

3. Which university do you plan to attend or currently attend?

Currently I’m finishing my graduate degree in Project Management at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Matthew Lotz
2022 Recipient of the Scholarship for Military Members & Veterans
Studying Business Administration

Scholarship Details


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.

Helping Military Members Earn a College Degree

Serving in the military is such a well-respected profession in its own right. Those who choose to serve may use their experiences and skills as a pathway to a career or for a life full of service. Many service members leaving the armed forces look to pursue a higher education to pave the way towards a career. There are unique challenges military members face when it comes to earning a degree, but earning CLEP credit can help get them there by giving service members a jump start on college credits to help them earn their degree faster. The government also offers funding for CLEP exams for military members through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). For active servicemembers and veterans looking to pursue a college degree, it's important to do your research and seek out college information specific to military members. There are a lot of resources available to you, so be sure to explore them all.

One of the most difficult hurdles to earning a degree is how to finance your education. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available for active servicemembers and veterans looking to get started working towards their degree, including understanding military benefits, FAFSA and financial aid, and finding the right program that fits your interests and career goals. If you are looking to transfer CLEP credits to count towards your degree, be sure to explore programs that accept those credits. Earning a degree can be expensive, so it's important to take advantage of the many scholarships available to help you pay for school. There are even scholarships to help members of military families, including spouses and children.