Study.com 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
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 Study.com 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 Study.com with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.
Academic Award Provider
The academic award is provided by Study.com. 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.