There are thousands and thousands of scholarships available that are just ripe for the picking. Some of them have exclusions though. Some will require you to have a certain grade point average while others will require you to be a low income family. There are scholarships for grandchildren of military veterans however that allow you to apply, often without need of meeting financial constraints or academic merit. As long as your grandmother or grandfather served in the military then you are eligible.
College can be expensive so any help you can get will help to ease the pain of tuition, room and board as well as textbooks. Scholarships are a great way to do that. The more that you can qualify for, the more chances you have of paying for a significant amount of your overall expenses.
The Amvets Scholarship is awarded annually to several students who are planning on getting an undergraduate degree. As long as you are a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran or active military person you qualify. The application doesn’t take long to fill out and the award amount changes from year to year.
Another is the Mike Nash Memorial Scholarship that is part of the Vietnam Veterans of America. If your grandparent was part of Vietnam, then you are eligible for the scholarship. You must be going for your undergraduate degree with an accredited university or technical institution.
If your grandparents received a Purple Heart or was killed in action, then you may be eligible for the . The award is given out every year to students and the award will vary. You will be required to submit information about the grandparent so that they can check to make sure the accuracy of your submission.
Another scholarship that you may be able to apply for is the Tailhook Educational Scholarship which is for the children or grandchildren of current and former aviators, flight officers and Air crewman of the Navy. There are also ways to get the scholarship if they served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. You will need to know the full name of the grandparent that served, the years in which they served as either what ship they served in or what division they were in.
There are many scholarships available to students whether your grandparents were in the military or not. You can check with the college financial aid department, fill out a FAFSA and check with high school career counselors for other scholarships that you may be eligible for. The more you can get, the fewer loans you have to pay back after graduation. Since applications only take a few minutes to complete, there’s no reason to not apply for as many as you can qualify for.