If you have a high school senior graduating in 2019, then it's the perfect time to start thinking about college.
If you haven't planned on using the GI BILL for them, there are many scholarships for military children that they can apply for.
I've done some digging and have come up with 10 that you can consider. They range from offering $1000 a year for 4 years to a total award of $10,000 covering housing, tuition, and academic expenses.
$1000 is awarded annually for 4yrs to those awarded with this scholarship. It's specifically for children AND grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty members and Guard/Reserves. Students also must currently be High School seniors. The next cycle for this scholarship will start in January 2019.
This scholarship is awarded by the Commissary and funded by its contributors. It is currently closed for the 2018 year but will reopen between December 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
This scholarship will open for applicants in January 2019. Be prepared to apply. All children of active duty, retired or reserve Chief Petty Officers are eligible rather they are natural born, adopted or step children.
Chief petty officers from Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo)
Named after the Marine Corps' first black officer, this NROTC scholarship is awarded to military children who plan on attending one of 17 black historical colleges. You can find the list here for more information!
This is specific to children of a parent who has fallen in battle or have100% disability compensation. The Hero's Legacy application process will open in mid-December.
Daughters AND granddaughters of US Army Officer's (career or commissioned) are eligible for this scholarship. There is a small window to apply which only lasts from March 15th-March 31st.
Students will be rewarded with a one time $2500 payment if chosen. Application consists of submitting a short essay in response to their questions. Applications are due September 28th.
The Enlisted Association Memorial Foundations Scholarship Program can be awarded to those children or grandchildren of good standing members of TREA (The Retired Enlisted Association). Applicants must submit a 300 word essay on a question posed by the organization.
Recipients of this scholarship will be rewarded with $1,500 bi-yearly in May and November for five years. It's a part of their Military Education Scholarship Program. For more information call their Scholarship Director at 800-973-4954.
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