Education can provide one of the best and most valuable transitional paths for returning veterans, yet student veterans face a unique set of challenges, including rising costs. The following organizations provide grants or other assistance to U.S. military veterans and their families.
These programs of the armed forces offer education support:
There are many nongovernmental agencies who also offer support. Here are just a few:
This resource offers general information about benefits available to veterans and their dependents, especially children of deceased and disabled veterans, pursuing an education.
This nonprofit organization offers college grants and financial assistance for children and spouses of U.S. service members who were wounded or lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, they offer reunion and entertainment opportunities for wounded service members and veterans.
The educational program of this organization offers scholarship opportunities for spouses or caregivers of wounded veterans who are assuming critical roles in their family’s financial health. They also offer transition and career training for service members and veterans who served since Sept. 11 and their families.
A variety of need-based scholarships are awarded to children and spouses of active-duty U.S. military personnel to attend college, technical and vocational schools.