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For 17 Years, Fisher House Foundation has provided scholarships to help military families, including the Scholarships for Military Children Program, the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship programs, and grants to the National Military Family Association’s (NMFA) scholarship program for military spouses.  This year Fisher House Foundation is proud to announce their new online scholarship search engine, Scholarships for Service. Visit www.militaryscholar.org to learn more.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Founded in 1962 by Gen Martin F. Rockmore USMC (Ret.), the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 35,000 scholarships valued at nearly $100,000,000 since that time. Particular attention is paid to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who were killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need.

Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Scholarship Foundation pays particular attention to those students whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat or has demonstrated financial need.

Our scholarships honor and memorialize Marines and Navy Corpsmen for their sacrifice and service to our Nation.

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Forty Acres Scholars Program

Beckie and Pete Geren, former Secretary of the Army, have established a unique scholarship through the Forty Acres Scholars program at The University of Texas at Austin, for a child of an active duty military family.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program is a four-year, full ride merit-based scholarship program for entering freshman at The University of Texas at Austin.  The program is designed to bring the best and brightest students to The University.  Current scholars exemplify this standard, with average two-part SAT scores of 1500, rankings at or near the top of their class, and leadership and extracurricular accomplishments.  The scholarship provides opportunities in keeping with these outstanding resumes. It not only provides tuition, living expenses and books, but also includes summer enrichment activities such as service learning, study abroad and an internship. 

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Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12. Located in West Hartford, CT -- one of Kiplinger's Ten Best Cities in 2010 -- and accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, KO values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with our students and their families. Small classes are taught by exceptional teachers who encourage students to engage both widely and deeply in the liberal arts and sciences. Our graduates are well rounded and prepared remarkably well for the challenges of highly selective colleges and equipped for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
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Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation

Provides College Scholarships to dependent children and spouses of Navy personnel from the US Navy’s Aviation community; Officer and Enlisted, active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased. Applicants may be High School Seniors or already enrolled in college. Service member sponsor must have served in Naval Aviation Commands. Most awards are for one year, but the applicant can apply multiple years. We annually award over 45 scholarships – ranging from $2000-$10,000. WOASF also administers other aviation scholarships, so one application may enable you to apply for several scholarships. Visit www.wingsoveramerica.us for application information and deadlines.

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