AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.
The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:
- Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors (PDF) ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district).
- Three $4,000 scholarships for veterans (PDF) ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school; no regard for district boundaries).
- One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior (PDF) entering any undergraduate programs (no regard for district boundaries).
Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo
Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship for veterans/guardsman/reservists (PDF) will be awarded nationwide per year, for the duration of the grant, without regard for district boundaries. The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market. The one time $3,000 award may be used for undergraduate courses, accredited degree or certificate programs, including online schools.
The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship
AMVETS National Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded nation-wide per year, for the duration of the five year grant. The scholarships are for veterans, and active duty including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market. The one-time $1,000 award may be used for part time or full time undergraduate courses, accredited degree or certificate programs, including online schools. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for veterans/guardsman/reservists who have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to further their education. Eligibility requirements and application materials can be found here.
University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with AMVETS to offer and fund a scholarship program. This scholarship program will help to help veterans; active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen and family members obtain a high-quality education.
Through this scholarship program, fifty (50) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $7,000 non-cash credit to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship can be used towards an undergraduate or master’s program. Recipients may choose to take courses at a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or online.
1. Access the University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship online application HERE.
2. Follow the instructions to complete the online application, including the essays.
3. Review your application before submitting.
4. Print a copy of the submitted application for your records.
Deadline Date: August 6, 2013
A complete application and supporting documentation must be received on or before August 6, 2011. Applications received after the designated deadline date will not be considered. No exceptions.
The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date of November 11, 2013. You will be notified via email by award date regarding the status of the scholarship. You will receive a notification email regardless if you were selected as a recipient or not.
For more information about the University of Phoenix, visit www.phoenix.edu
For any additional information regarding the AMVETS scholarship, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition Benefit for All AMVETS Members
Eligible students of ORGANIZATION communities/AMVETS will receive a ten percent (10%) reduction from the University’s regular tuition amounts for all programs. This tuition discount is available to all members in good standing of AMVETS and its subordinates (Auxiliary, Sons & Riders) in possession of a current membership card. To further your education opportunities, call 800.680.9773. Use your AMVETS membership card to confirm eligibility.
Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their spouses will continue to receive the standard military tuition rates.
Discounted SAT Prep Course
One year online SAT/ACT Test Prep for $19.99 (a $249.99 value) offered through eKnowledge. Visit: www.eknowledge.com/amvets