AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans, 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
- 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 $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.
- One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior (PDF) entering any undergraduate
programs (no regard for district boundaries).
In addition the University of Phoenix, Devry University, and Kaplan University also
offer scholarships in affiliation with AMVETS.
(Open: Deadline; April 15, 2011 [rolling scholarships]