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Veterans Outside Scholarships

The following is a listing of outside scholarship opportunities. These are scholarships NOT given by Valparaiso University, nor are endorsed by Valpo. These scholarship opportunities are subject to change. They may require separate applications to the scholarship organization offering them.

Eligibility: The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers academic support to U.S. military personnel through merit-based scholarships of varying amounts.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and
  • Sophomores or Juniors enrolled in an eligible degree program and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • OR Graduate students must be currently enrolled in at least two semester-equivalent classes at an accredited U.S. college or university.  A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is required.

Amount: Varies per scholarship

Application: Please visit their website

Deadline: Varies per scholarship

Indiana Commission For Higher Education (ICHE)Various scholarship opportunities listed under Financial Aid for Military and Public Safety Officersvaries per scholarshipPlease visit their websitevaries per scholarship
American Legion Auxiliary ScholarshipsVarious scholarship opportunities.varies per scholarshipPlease visit their website.varies per scholarship
Ehline American Military Vets Scholarship FundA 500 word essay is required on topic found on their website. Must provide copy of your DD-214 with proof of honorable discharge.$500Please visit their website.Oct. 1
Hill and Ponton Veterans ScholarshipOffers four merit-based scholarships to veterans of the US. Armed Forces.$1,000Please visit their website.May 1 and Nov. 1
LowVARates Military College ScholarshipOpen to any military student currently enrolled in college.$2,500Please visit their website.July 1
Veterans College Scholarship offered by Anthony Castellis Attorney’sAwarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.$500Please visit their website.Memorial Day of each year

Eligibility: Potential applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university, submit a transcript reflecting a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and have a connection to the military by being one of the following:

  • Active-duty service member
  • Veteran
  • Spouse of military member or veteran
  • Surviving spouse of a fallen soldier
  • Child of a military member or veteran

Amount: $2,000

Application: Please visit their website.

Deadline: Available each year, in spring and fall. Feb 1 and Sept. 1