Scholarship for Veterans, Active Duty and Military Spouses

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Serving Those Who Serve Through Our Military Scholarship Program

Every day, the people of America depend on the men and women of the United States Armed Forces to protect our land, values, and freedoms both at home and throughout the world. And the spouses of those in the Armed Forces also do their part to support military personnel, as well as take care of their children—all while building a better future for themselves and their military family.

Why Was the Military Scholarship Essay Contest Created?

Everybody knows that education is valuable, but it can sometimes also be expensive. Paying for your education on top of everyday expenses can be difficult, and every little bit can help! Therefore, in an attempt to try to show gratitude to the sacrifices made by the United States of America’s military families, EducationConnection is offering a scholarship worth $1,000 to eligible active duty, military veterans and spouses. We hope to help offset the costs associated with enhancing your education and pursuing those next steps in your civilian career path.

When awarded, the recipient can use the $1,000 tuition voucher for any cost associated with his or her school bursar’s office (some restrictions may apply based on the school). 

Military Scholarship Essay Contest Guidelines

In order to apply to our Scholarship for Veterans, you will be required to submit a 250 word response to the following essay question about your service:

How has your military service better prepared you to enhance your education?

The deadline to submit your application is September 30, 2019.

Military Scholarship Essay Contest Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be military active duty, honorably discharged, veteran, or a spouse from any branch of the military.

This contest is open only to those legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school).

Please refer to our Official Scholarship Rules for more information.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply to the Scholarship for Military Veterans and Spouses?

Applicants must be military active duty, honorably discharged, veteran, and or spouse (any branch of the military). See eligibility requirements for full details.

How many times can I apply to the Military Scholarship Essay Contest?

We allow applicants to submit one (1) application and essay per cycle. Additionally, your essay must be previously unpublished.

If I am a previous military scholarship recipient, can I apply again?

Yes, entrants, including winners, are free to enter again next year, so long as they remain eligible.

What is the judging criteria for the Scholarship for Veterans?

We are looking for eligible applicants to submit applications that are well-written and that clearly and creatively address the essay topic. Judging is based on: writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%).

How many scholarships will be awarded and what is the award amount?

There will be one (1) winning essay each year. The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to help fund their post-secondary education and have their winning essay posted on our website.

I’m a part-time student. Am I still eligible to receive a scholarship?

Yes! As long as you are actively enrolled in a post-secondary program by the Fall 2020 semester, are 18 or older, and an active-duty or veteran member of the United States Military, you are eligible to enter this essay contest.

When will the winner be notified?

Generally winners are notified within 90 days of the submission deadline date.

How do I accept my scholarship if I win?

Winners are issued a scholarship voucher that is good until the posted expiration date. Once the scholarship winner is enrolled in college, he/she can submit the scholarship voucher for payment. A check is then issued as payable to the college on behalf of the student.

How may the scholarship be used?

Military Scholarships are to be used by students for post-secondary, education-related expenses: such as, but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, supplies, on-campus room & board, etc.

Previous Winners of Our Military Scholarship

Congratulations Greg Pearly!

UC Irvine

I want to thank Education Dynamics for the $1000 scholarship toward my continuing education. I am a US Army Veteran who has served in Kosovo and Iraq. I will use the money to help pay for classes in software development at UC Irvine.

Congratulations Vanessa Jansen!

Northeastern University

I am greatly looking forward to using the sweepstakes winnings to help me further my doctoral studies. Receiving this award will really help pay for the books my classes require.

Congratulations Brian O'Loughlin!

US Army Active Duty

I would like to thank EducationDynamics for the $1000 scholarship. This money will allow me to purchase needed books, materials, and supplies to continue my MBA. I am currently serving in the US Army on Active Duty and am pursuing my graduate degree to ensure my continued professional growth with the US Army.

Congratulations Adam Huey!

Washington, DC Veteran

I am incredibly grateful to EducationDynamics for the scholarship award, and really appreciate their support of the veteran community. I intend to put the funds towards purchasing supplies and instruments for veterinary school. I am a veteran of the US Army and intend to return to active duty to serve as a veterinarian.