Serving our country is worthy of honor. One of the ways organizations honor our nation’s veterans is through the awarding of scholarships.  We have assembled a list of the primary scholarships available for veterans and their dependents, as well as a wide range of resources that are available to help veterans and their dependents through a variety of means.

The Legacy Scholarship

Apply January 1 to April 15

The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college funding to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or those who have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. 

Samsung Scholarship 

Typically, applications are submitted to the program staff upon the participants’ arrival at American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. 

AMVETS Veterans or Active Duty including Guard Reserve Scholarship

Closes April 30, 2024

This application is specific to veterans, active duty and guard/reserves.

AMVETS Spouse Scholarship

This application is specific to spouses of veterans, active duty and guard/reserves.

AMVETS Children and Grandchildren Scholarship

Closes April 30, 2024

This application is specific to children or grandchildren of veterans, active duty and guard/reserves.

VFW Continuing Education Scholarship

Opens July 1 and closes February 15

To assist members and their immediate family members who wish to further their education by pursing a college degree or career direction at a vocational/technical school.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest and Scholarship

Students in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline

To recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

Applicants for Fall: January 1 – April 30; Spring: August 1 – November 15

Provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Application typically closes by mid-January for the following academic year

Recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. 

Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship

No hard deadlines and based on need to bridge the gap between assistance and the cost of college

Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of military personnel who have passed away in the line of duty. Our goal is to bridge the gap in funding between available sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college.

Education Connection Scholarship

This is a site with dozens of potential scholarship opportunities with various eligibility requirements and deadlines

Serving those who serve with our military in hopes to help offset the costs of earning a degree and pursuing those next steps in your civilian career path.

Folds of Honor Scholarships

Opens February 1 and closes March 31, 2025

We ensure that families who’ve sacrificed so much for our country receive the education and opportunities they deserve. 

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: June 1, 2024

The Purple Heart Scholarship Program is a competitive program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year. 

Veterans Upward Bound 

Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.


VFW Post 577’s purpose includes counsel and assistance to all veterans with filing claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs so they can receive the benefits they have earned through faithful service to our nation. Additionally, the Tulsa VFW:

  • Assists disabled and needy war veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces, their dependents, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans 
  • Conducts programs that perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans, members of the United States Armed Forces, and comforts their survivors 
  • Conducts programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes 
  • Sponsors and participates in activities of a patriotic nature 
  • Provides social and recreational activities for members 
  • Promotes the social welfare of the community 

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

VA Peer Support

VA has always recognized the value and importance of veterans being able to see recovery taking place while having a fellow veteran help them navigate the VA system. Transitioning into civilian life can be difficult due to health challenges, mental health issues, employment concerns and more, but peer specialists share experience and knowledge with fellow veterans and also help them navigate their way into civilian life more successfully by offering the right tools, resources, and necessary support.

Veterans Job Bank

The Veterans Job Bank provides a central resource that allows veterans to access jobs available specifically for them.


eBenefits is a portal that serves as a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. 


USAJOBS is the U.S. government’s official system/program for federal jobs and employment information. USAJOBS delivers a service by which federal agencies meet their legal obligation providing public notice of federal employment opportunities to federal employees and U.S. citizens. 

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, guard, and reserve service members and their families. 

Military Compensation

The Military Pay and Benefits website is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Major elements of your compensation are discussed along with tax information, pay/retirement calculators, policy updates, and more. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This organization serves to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

Safe Helpline

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community.

Warrior Care Policy

The mission of the Office of Warrior Care Policy is to ensure wounded, ill, injured, and transitioning service members receive high quality care and seamless transition support through proactive leadership, responsive policy, effective oversight, and interagency collaboration.

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