The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. Launched in 2012, the scholarship program is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.
To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be:
A) A surviving spouse or a surviving child of a deceased service member from a service-related death OR a veteran with a 100% service-connected disability.
B) Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of 2021
C) Pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
D) Comfortable with sharing personal stories and aspirations with Veterans United Foundation
E) Able to provide Veterans United Foundation with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials and some aspects of room and board as determined by Veterans United Foundation.
Awards will be granted based on the following criteria:
1) A Typed Essay
Share your story of how losing your spouse or parent has affected you. Explain who you are, where your life has taken you, and what you hope to pursue through your college education and beyond.
2) Financial Need
Determined by the Veterans United Foundation awards team and based on full FAFSA submission.
3) Additional Information
Your community, church, athletic and school involvement or achievements, plus anything else you would like to have considered (may include photos, drawings, poems, writings, etc.).