7 Untapped Scholarships for Family Members of Veterans

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If your grandparents are veterans who have served in the US military for many years whether they had been on duty in several foreign wars including Korean and Vietnam wars and the Second World war, and you think that you deserve to obtain any scholarships awarded by governments and several foundations, so in this case you will be able to apply one of the offered scholarships for family members of veterans. It is well-known that scholarship is one out of four ways for eligible grandchildren to get financial supports in education. Three other ways are The Post-9/11 GI Bill, The Yellow Ribbon Program, and Student Loans.

In fact, in US, many scholarship providers have included not only children but also other family members and grandchildren to receive the opportunity. Of course, the scholarships will differ in the amounts of offered funding and the length of time in education.  In addition, providers of scholarships will often give assessment to any candidates based on their financial necessities. Yet however, such scholarships aim at guarantying family members of veterans to obtain higher education and brighter future.

Below are well-known 7 (seven) Names of Scholarships for Family Members of Veterans awarded for grandchildren of war veterans including those who were engaged in several important wars such as Korean and Vietnam wars and World War I & II.  For your information too, some of the scholarships are given based on residency of states in US.

1. AMVETS National Scholarship Program

 The program is one of the most popular in US awarded to grandchildren of military veterans despite the fact that the amount of the scholarship is only $ 1000.  AMVETS National Headquarters regularly offers a plenty of scholarships to grandchildren of US military veterans who would like to pursue a post-secondary education. Yes, for those are currently studying in high school senior, will be able to apply the scholarship with some requirements such as having willingness to pursue their study in college or university or an accredited technical/trade school. Not only that, the requirement also includes having a 3.0 minimum GPA.

For this year, the deadline of the scholarship is April 15, 2020. Other application details such as Transcript, Resume, Essay Writing (50-100 words) and other materials like copies of identity are also highly required. For that reason, in order to find out detail information, you can visit its formal website www.amvets.org, or you can contact (877) 726-8387

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2. William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship

Another popular scholarship awarded to family members of military veterans, including grandchildren is the one that Kalamzoo Community Foundation repeatedly awards, named William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship. The scholarship is granted to residents of Michigan only who have plan to pursue study in a credible college or university in US.  The amount of scholarship is only $500 and has deadline this year in January 11, 2020.

The requirements for receiving the scholarship  would be lower than those of in AMVET, in which the former requires a 2.5 minimum GPA. Yet however, unlike AMVET scholarship awarded to all US citizens, this scholarship as previously explained, is only for Michigan residents.

Other application details such as Transcript, Resume, Essay Writing, not exceeding 4000 characters,  by answering two main questions, and other materials are also highly required. The two questions will be about (1) What influenced you to choose an area of study in business, science, education, psychology, medicine or law, and (2) What has been your most meaningful volunteer or work experience and how has it helped to develop your leadership skills?

In order to find out detail information, you can visit its formal website at www.kalfound.egrant.net, or you can contact Phone +1 (800) 433-3243 or email : scholarships@kalfound.org.

3. Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship – Oregon

American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Oregon proudly offers scholarship named Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarships to both grandchildren and  great-grandchildren of military veterans, mainly those were members of the American Legion or the Armed Forces, or were involved in Korean war, the World War I and the World War II, and Vietnam war.

In fact the amount of the scholarship offered is approximately $ 2,500 up to 3,000, higher than the two scholarships mentioned earlier.  For this year, application will be closed in March 2020.

Applicants shall be in  senior high school, and they will be also required to provide ACT or SAT test scores. Not only that, one thing that distinguishes this scholarship from others is that applicant must finish 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during their school years.

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Other application details such as Transcript, Resume, Essay Writing not exceeding 1000 words, and recommendation letters are also highly required. The judgement of the scholarship will cover leadership skill, essay and financial necessities.

For those eligible who like to find out more information, can visit its website at www.alaoregon.org, or contact (503) 682-3162, or E-mail: alaor@alaoregon.org.

4. Michigan Memorial Scholarship

Granted by American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Michigan, the Michigan Memorial Scholarship is only for Michigan female residents whose grandparents are military wars who were engaged in World War I and II, Korean war, Vietnam conflict, Lebanon civil war, Persian Gulf war, etc.  The amount of the scholarship is $ 500 and open to female students in high senior school and must be under the age of 21 year. the fund will be given to those pursuing their study in any college, or other educational institutions in the Michigan State.

Like other scholarships previously mentioned, other application details such as Transcript, Resume, two letters of recommendation from principal or counsellor of school etc are also highly required. In addition, other materials such a completed application form is also needed.

For eligible applicants who like to find out further information, can visit its website at www.michalaux.org, or contact (517) 267-8809, or E-mail: info@michalaux.org.

5. Past Presidents’ Parley

Texas American Legion Auxiliary proudly grants a scholarship named Past President’s Parley to grandchildren of a Veteran who was the member of the US Armed Forces, and had been involved in several important conflicts including  World War I and II, Korean war, Vietnam conflict, Lebanon civil war, Persian Gulf war, Panama war, etc.

As a matter of fact, the scholarship is only awarded to residents of Texas and applicants must pursue a career in the medical/nursing field at a Texas Education Institution. This year’s application will be closed in May 2020.

Other application details such as Transcript, a letter not exceeding 500 words explaining qualifications and intentions are required. Interestingly, the scholarship does not require an applicant to provide Resume or Activity List. Apart from this,  other materials such a completed application form is also needed.

For any Texas residents who look interested in applying the scholarship, can contact Mrs. Tiffany Troxclair through Email: Education@alatexas.org, or they can visit its official website at www.ndala.org.

6. Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship

American Legion in Maine State continuously offers a scholarship called Daniel E.Lambert Memorial Scholarship to residents of the state of Maine. The amount offered is about $ 1000.  The eligible residents for such a scholarship are the grandchildren whose grandparents are military veterans. One of the main requirements of the scholarship is applicant must have plan to attend an accredited college or vocational technical school.  The scholarship is also awarded based on financial need of applicants.

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Unlike  scholarships previously mentioned, applicants are not required to provide Transcript and Resume/Activity List. Yet however, other materials such as enclosed copy of military discharge and identify relationship to grandparents as veterans must be provided.

For any residents in Maine, are recommended to contact (207) 873-3229 or E-mail : legionme@mainelegion.org. They can also visit its official website at www.mainelegion.org.

7. Florence Lemcke Fine Arts

American Legion Auxiliary in Department of Washington has established a scholarship named Florence Lemcke Fine Arts. The scholarship is to be given to grandchildren whose grandparents are military veterans, and currently residing in Washington. Not only that, in order to receive the scholarship, applicant must have plan to pursue their study in Fine Arts field that covers Painting, Drawing, Photography, Literature, Architecture, Sculpture, Poetry, Music, Dance and Drama. The amount of the scholarship is about $ 1000, and it will be granted based on financial need of applicants.

Like other forms of scholarship, in order to get the Florence Lemcke scholarship, applicants should provide Transcript, Resume/Activity List, and essay writing not exceeding 300 words which they have to describe their goals to pursue education in the fields of Fine Arts. Apart from this, they will be also required to provide three recommendation letters, and other materials including a completed application form for the Florence Lemcke Fine Arts Scholarship.

For any Washington residents who are so interested in receiving this particular scholarship, can contact Mrs. Karen Grimes in Email : kashrt14@comcast.com, or they can visit its official website at www.walegion-aux.org.

Tellingly, there are many other scholarships awarded to grandchildren of military veterans not yet mentioned at this short article such as Legionnaire Insurance Trust Scholarships, ALA Department of Texas Scholarship, Junior Scholarship, Guy M.Wilson Scholarship, Erman W. Taylor Scholarship etc. most interestingly, the Korean Samsung company also has established a scholarship granted to grandchildren of US veterans involved in Korean War in 50s,  called Samsung American Legion Scholarship. Therefore, you have to keep on browsing scholarships-related internet sites in order to get more detail information and finding scholarships for family members of veterans.

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