Scholarships

Regents Award for Child Veterans (CV)

  • Eligibility: children of veterans who are deceased, 40 percent or more disabled, former POWs, or MIA as a result of service during certain specified conflicts.
  • Criteria for selection: recipients must meet all  eligibility requirements. Students must be a U.S. citizen, a New York state resident, a full-time matriculated student and make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Award Schedule: $450 per year, for up to five years, depending on the normal length of the program.
  • Responsibilities of recipients: file annually the FAFSA and TAP application and in addition, file the CV Award Supplement available on request from NYSHESC: 1.888.697.4372.

Afghanistan Veterans Tuition Award Program (AVTA)
Persian Gulf Veterans Tuition Award Program (PGVTA)
Vietnam Veterans Tuition Award Program (VVTA)

  • Eligibility: to qualify, undergraduates must meet the New York state residency requirements. For VVTA, applicants must have served in the armed forces in Indochina between December 1961 and May 1975 and meet other eligibility requirements. Persian Gulf veterans  must have served in hostilities beginning Aug. 2, 1990. Afghanistan veterans must have served on or after Sept. 11, 2001. For all programs, applicants must be discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. In addition, applicants must file the Veterans Award Supplement to establish eligibility. Call NYSHESC at 1.888.697.4372 for information.
  • Criteria for selection: students must complete all eligibility requirements, including filing for TAP and Federal Pell grants, demonstrate good academic standing and meet pursuit of program requirements.
  • Award Schedule: awards are $1,000 per semester for full-time study; $500 per semester for part-time study. Awards cannot exceed cost of tuition.
  • Responsibilities of recipients: annually file the FAFSA, Express Tap Application and VVTA or PGVTA Supplement. After initial year of eligibility is established, students must refile supplement yearly for part-time study only.

Military Service Recognition Scholarship

  • Eligibility: members of the armed forces of the U.S. or state-organized militia who, while New York state (NYS) residents, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, became severely and permanently disabled as a result of injury or illness suffered or incurred in a combat theatre or combat zone or during military training operations in preparation for duty in a combat theatre or combat zone of operation. Also, children, spouses and financial dependents of member of the above forces who were NYS residents at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, died, became severely and permanently disabled as a result of injuries suffered or incurred, or are classified missing in action as a result of military activities as described above.
  • Criteria for selection: Must submit documentation supporting eligibility. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in an approved NYS post-secondary institution.
  • Award Schedule: an amount equal to SUNY four-year college tuition and average mandatory educational fees and allowances for room and board, books, supplies and transportation.
  • Responsibilities of recipients: annually file the FAFSA and express TAP application and the award supplement form, which is available on request from NYSHESC. For more information, contact HESC at 1.888.697.4372.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

    Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria.

  • Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

    One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is the support of nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia program. Below are the eligibility criteria and general information.

  • Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

    The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way for us to say “thank you” to those who fought for our freedoms.    

  • Marine Corps Scholarship

  • Folds of Honor Scholarship

    The Folds of Honor foundation has two types of scholarship programs that it offers; the Children’s Fund Scholarship that serves Kindergarten through 12th grade students and the Higher Education Scholarship that serves those seeking a first bachelor’s degree or a certification at a post-secondary institution. Both types of the Folds of Honor scholarships are based on “unmet need” as determined by documentation submitted by the awardee and can be valued up to $5000. Since it’s inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded approximately 20,000 scholarships. In 2018-2019, we awarded nearly 4000 scholarships to military families, providing nearly $20 million in educational support.

  • Army Scholarship Foundation

    The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.

  • AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships

    The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. 
    Scholarships are made possible in part by generous contributions from AFCEA's Northern Virginia Chapter

  • Army Woman's Foundation

    The Army Women’s Foundation 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. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo

    Since 1924, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been awarding scholarships to students from Western New York. In 2018, the Community Foundation was one of the region’s largest scholarship providers, awarding scholarships totaling $2.6 million to Western New York students.

  • Student Veterans of America

    There are endless opportunities for awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, military veterans, as well as spouses and children of military service members.

  • Military.com

    Scholarship finder search of over 1,000 scholarships.

  • Federal Student Aid

    You may be able to get money for college or career school for you or your family member’s military service.

  • Fastweb

    There are endless opportunities for awaiting active duty men and women, those honorably discharged, military veterans, as well as spouses and children of military service members.

  • College Scholarships

    Every branch of the United States military offers some form of educational assistance for its enlisted personnel.