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Military Educational Benefits
The U.S. Armed Forces offers a wide range of scholarship and educational programs to personnel, spouses, dependents, and/or veterans. Every branch of the service offers the same basic military benefits. These programs change often and have specific qualification requirements. Some branches may also offer special incentives, such as enlistment bonuses of extra college funds, and service specific programs.

By joining any branch of the military you may qualify for a wide range of educational benefits, but they all have the following common benefits:
Montgomery GI Bill:
• Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
• Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Work-Study Program
Tuition Assistance

The VA Education Service, which administers several Education Benefits Programs, provides general or detailed information for each benefits programs. Visit the Veteran Affair’s web site or call GI Bill toll-free number: 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor. The local armed forces recruiting offices can also provide detailed information regarding educational opportunities through the military.

Service Specific Programs
There may be many other programs available. The Army offers a College First program and the Coast Guard has the CSPI program, for example. Check with the recruiters for full details!

Military Organization Scholarships

Some military organizations offer scholarships to their members, memebers’ spouse, and/or dependents. Contact the organization’s you or your parents are members to inquire about possible scholarships.


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