AMVETS National Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $12,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: Apr 30, 2024

AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.

​DESCRIPTION

AMVETS offers up to $12,000 scholarships to a qualified Veteran or Active-Duty member of the United States military to include the National Guard or Reserves. The candidate must be in pursuit of a higher education undergrad degree. (NO POST GRADS)

Grading Phases:

Phase One: Qualifications and Academic Excellence

Phase Two: Essay and merit/volunteerism

Phase Three: Financial need and Scholar Notification

Apply between January through April 30th

*Incomplete and late entries will be disqualified.

ELIGIBILITY

  • GPA: 3.0
  • Citizenship: United States
  • Grade Level: Undergrad

SELECTION CRITERIA

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be an Honorably/General under Honorable Discharged conditions United States Veteran or Active Military to include National Guard and Reserves
  • Must meet the AMVETS/FAFSA requirements of a Regular Student
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program at an accredited four (4) year college or university (NO POST GRAD)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize scholarship award

Required Documents

  • Honorable discharged DD214, veteran record, or current letter from command (www.archives.gov)
  • High school transcripts providing GPA status/High school diploma
  • Tax Forms maybe requested but not required
  • FAFSA Submission Summary from the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (www.studentaid.gov)
  • Acceptance letter from an accredited college program
  • Expenses or publications from school
  • Student Resume highlighting four (4) year high school accomplishments, extra activities, and volunteerism
  • 400 to 500 word themed essay (theme listed on application)

Notifications:

Winners will be notified by email in late June early July of the current year then listed on our website www.amvets.org/scholarships in August.

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