Scholarships


Application due dates vary. Please view the website or contact the organization for more information.

  • OCSC/ESC Scholarships: Seymour Johnson spouses' clubs join efforts and award scholarships annually to high school seniors, undergraduates, and military spouses. The clubs awarded $13,000 in past years. Deadline is typically at the beginning of March. School Counselors have applications available.
  • YES ProgramThe Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program is an on-base volunteer program for high school students and is offered at selected Air Force bases. This program, underwritten by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), is a joint effort between AFAS and Air Force Family Member Programs Flight to offer high school students an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, "bank" dollar credits toward their post-secondary education/training, and have a positive impact on their base community. Visit the AFAS website for more information.
  •  Scott Berkeley Air Force Association Scholarship: This is the local chapter of the AFA. Deadline is typically in mid-March. Scholarship information can be obtained by contacting Janie Best at the SJAFB Education Center, 919-722-5810 or janie.best@seymourjohnson.af.mil. School Counselors also have applications available. 
  • Homefront America American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Program: Since 2006, forty-five $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to assist military dependent children in their pursuit of excellence. Awardees are selected based on essays submitted on topics chosen by the organization. The scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or room & board expenses. Application is available in spring at the organization's website
  • Commissary Scholarship Scholarships for Military Children: This program was created by the Defense Commissary Agency to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. For eligibility and application information, visit the website. Applications are typically available in December and due in early February.
  • AF Clubs Air Force Club Scholarships$1,000 award. Individuals must provide a one-page, 500 words or less, essay on a selected topic along with an entry form, available at your installation Force Support Squadron activities. To participate you must be a current Air Force club member or dependent family member who plans to enroll in an accredited college/university for the fall term. For details, visit the website. All scholarship packages must be hand carried to your local Force Support Installation Point of Contact (POC) by 1 July. POC at SJAFB: 4FSS Marketing, Bldg. 3601, Office 103B.
  • Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program: $2000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members for their undergraduate studies. Details are located at the website. 
  • Distinguished Young Women: This program focuses on scholarship, leadership and talent - "participants leave with a sense of accomplishment, new found courage and self-esteem, new friendships and memories, interview skills, the opportunity to inspire others, and membership in a sisterhood that will serve them throughout their lifetime". In 2012, $8,000 of scholarship money was granted. Contact Casey Chudy for more information:  waynejuniormiss@hotmail.com or 919.288.2828.  
  • MOAA Military Officers Association of America: Includes a variety of scholarship and grant programs. For a listing, visit the website.
  • AFSA Air Force Sergeants Association: Various scholarships available at the website.
  • AFCEA AFCEA Education Foundation: $2,000 scholarships for military-connected individuals enrolled in an eligible degree program. Visit the website for details.
     
  •  Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund: For dependent child of an active duty service member who was killed or permanently disabled (100% rating) as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA. The applicant must also be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or enrolled in an institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, or vocational schools. For more information, visit the website.
     
  • NC Veterans Affairs Scholarship: For children of disabled, deceased, combat or POW-MIA Veterans. For a list of qualifying criteria and scholarship descriptions, contact LaShaunne Moore at Wayne County Veterans Service Office: 919-731-1490.
     
  • America Supports You: This page offers a number of links to scholarships for military dependents. Visit the website for further information.
     
  • Military.com Scholarship Finder: This website offers a search engine for finding scholarships. Visit the website for more information.
     
  • Our Future Scholarships by Our Family for Families First Foundation: $50,000 scholarship over four years. Open to graduating HS seniors with minimum 3.0 GPA who will attend a four-year institution. If you are the child of an active duty Service Member stationed at one of the following installations, you are eligible to apply for the Our Future Scholarship:
  • Fort Meade
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fort Polk
  • Fort Rucker
  • Fort Riley
  • Fort Sill
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground

  •  Post-9/11 GI Bill: New Post-9/11 GI Bill goes into effect August 1, 2011. New education benefits include: certain National Guard members who were mobilized will now be eligible; up to 100% tuition & fee coverage; monthly living/housing stipend; up to $1000 per year for books/supplies; one-time relocation allowance; and the option to transfer benefits to family members. For further details, visit the website on the New Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  •  Military Education Scholarships: $1000 scholarships for children of Veterans or active duty military. Details available at the website.
  • MilitaryOneSource :Website lists a variety of military student college scholarships and information.
  • USMC Scholarship Foundation Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: For children of US Marine or Navy active duty, reserve, received an honorable discharge/medical discharge, or killed while serving in the Corps. Annual deadline is around March 1. Visit the website for details.
  • Army Scholarship Foundation  Army Scholarship Foundation: For children of US Army active duty, active duty reserve, active duty National Guard, received an honorable discharge/medical discharge, or killed while serving in the Army. Eligibility requirements and applications are available at the foundation's website.
  • Army Emergency Relief  Army Emergency Relief's MG James Ursano Scholarship Program: For dependent children of active, retired and deceased soldiers. Scholarships are based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement for each academic year. Annual deadline is around April 2. Complete details are available on the website.
  • USAWOA Scholarship Foundation USAWOA Scholarship Program: Applications accepted from the children (natural & adopted) and dependent stepchildren of members in good standing in the USAWOA. Scholarship criteria and application are available at the website.
  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation: Scholarships and interest-free loans awarded to unmarried children & grandchildren of current and deceased members. Annual deadline is May 1. Visit website for further details.
  • Special Ops Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Visit website for details and application.
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation: Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents. Visit website for enrollment process.
  • ROTC Scholarships: ROTC Scholarships can be a great way to pay for college and serve America. ROTC programs are available at over 1,000 colleges and uni for information about the programs available (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Reserve/Guard).versities. Visit the Military.com website.