Federal Student Aid is also something to consider in conjuction with your GI Bill. This can be done by completing a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Many veteran students think that this is not necessary because they possess GI Bill benefits, but there are grants and scholarships available, which do not need to be paid back and do not go against the VA Education Benefits. Any Financial Aid over the amount of the GI Bill goes into the student’s pocket. Grants are need-based awards determined by income and cost of living.
Military Specific Scholarships
The following list only represents some of the more commonly received scholarships by veteran students; and is by no means all inclusive.
For specific information on the scholarships you should contact the agency responsible for administering the scholarship.
|Air Force Association|
Horatio Alger Scholarship (for Iraq and Afghanistan vets)
Pat Tillman Foundation (for all veterans, past wars and current, as well as immediate family)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
CCAC Specific Scholarships
Scholarships Search Engines
Make sure you fill out your FAFSA each year after taxes.
Make sure you visit CCAC's Veterans Services Center each semester in order to receive your benefits.