Did you know that the US Air Force can offer you great scholarship opportunities? They can even provide you allowances through out your college years and a guaranteed career right after you graduated. The have several kinds of scholarship programs for incoming college freshmen and currently enrolled college students.
For incoming freshmen, they have the Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program that offers three to four-year scholarships in three different types (Type 1, Type 2, Type 7) to high school seniors that pay full or partial college tuition and most school fees as well as a $900 book allowance and a non taxable monthly allowance ranging from $250 to $400.
For currently college freshmen or sophomores, the US Air Force has the In-College Scholarship Program that is offered in either Type 2 (tuition capped at $15,000 per year), Type 3 (tuition capped at $9,000 per year) or Type 6 (tuition capped at $3,000 per year) scholarships for 2 or 3 years.
To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, students must be a United States citizen or at least become a US citizen by the end of the projected term of activation. Students must also pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test and meet the Air Force ROTC weight and body fat standards.
And so, if you want a comprehensive scholarship and a career in the US Air Force, try searching the US Air Force website for the most suitable scholarship program for you.
Samsung, a leading electronics manufacturing corporation from Korea is providing a total of $5 Million scholarship fund to show their appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during their struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.
The Samsung scholarships are administered by the American Legion and are intended for direct descendant (child, grandchild, great grandchild or a legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran. Qualified applicants are those in high school junior who participate in or completed the American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
The Samsung scholarship awards $1000 to $20000 per scholar. The scholarship can only be used for undergraduate studies but may be spend to pay for tuition, books, fees and lodging. Scholars are selected based on their academic record; extra curricular activities at high school; involvement in community services; and financial need. Descendants of US veterans of the Korean War get additional points toward winning the scholarship.
Application form can be found here.
The Navy is one good source of finding educational assistance. Many practical students enter Navy because of the college programs it has for the new enlistees. Furthermore, the Navy can help students accelerate their college education while they are serving.
Some of the well-known Navy college programs are the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Navy College Fund and the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program. The NROTC offers competitive scholarship for high school graduates that allow hem to take a normal course load in any Naval accredited college.
Some of the key benefits of NROTC scholarship are its up to $180,000 subsidy to cover the tuition, books, and related college expenses of the students, the freedom to take any four-year degree from one of over 160 top colleges and universities and a guaranteed job right after the students graduated from college.
The Montgomery G.I. Bill or MGIB on the other offers education benefits of more than $36000 by just taking $100 reduction in your Navy pay for one year. This can be combined with the Navy College Fund to get more that $70,000 to pay for your college education. Students under this program are entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits as full-time students. The Navy College Fund is available for high school graduates who scored 50 or better on the ASVAB and qualified for certain Navy apprenticeships. This can give the students extra $15,000.
If you are an existing college student who wants to become a Navy officer when you graduated, you can be eligible to apply for Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program or BDCP. This program can give you up to $152,000 of financial assistance. You can also enjoy food and housing allowances under this program.
For more information about the great educational opportunities that awaits you in the Navy, please click here.
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a program for uplifting the education future of the children of active duty United States military and Guard, and Reserve personnel who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
This program is open to the above said children who are already in their high school seniors. They can use the American Legion Legacy Scholarship for any undergraduate degree programs at accredited college institution in the United States.
There is no definite amount of scholarship that are given to the scholars because it will depend on the income derived from the trust. However, scholars of this program can apply for renewal of the award. Eligible students may obtain the scholarship application here. This should be completed and submitted on or before April 15.
If you are a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom who received one of the following campaign medals: Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, you may be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship.
The Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship awards $5000 for the veterans who want to pursue a bachelor degree study in any accredited educational institution in the United States. Aside from the above stated requirement, the applicant for this scholarship must have at least a 2.0 GPA and an honorable service record under the United States Military.
This scholarship is also a need based scholarship so the applicant must submit the necessary documents that will prove his/her financial need. The application is open until September 28, 2007.
The Air Force Association has a special scholarship for the spouse of Air Force Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard. Each year AFA Spouse Scholarship Program awards a stipend of $ 2500 each for twelve qualified spouses worldwide to pursue or continue any undergraduate or graduate degrees.
But this is limited to spouses who are not members of the AFA. AFA member spouses and ROTC are not eligible for this scholarship. Likewise previous AFA spouse who already received this type of scholarship is no longer qualified to apply.
The $2500 is awarded every June and can be used to pay for education related expenses such as tuition, books, transportation and even the childcare costs that the spouses may incur while they are pursuing their degree.
The spouse must be enrolled with at least 6 credit hours for undergraduate courses and at least 3 credit hours for graduate studies when the scholarship is awarded. The applicant must also have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Scholarship Program aims to help the VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 3 years before the December 31 deadline.
VFW annually selects 25 military scholars (five members each from Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard). Each scholar will receive $3000 scholarship money to support their desire to continue their education.
Applicants should submit the completed application form along with the copy of their VFW membership card, letter from current Post Commander, legible list of members they recruited and Photostat of auxiliary membership of spouse if any. These documentations are necessary to assess the scholarship applications because each of these has corresponding points.
The application form can be downloaded here and should be mail at VFW Military Scholarship, VFW National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.