Please note: The application can only be completed online and will be accessible when the next scholarship cycle opens.
AMVETS’ Scholarship application cycle is from mid-January to April 30th.
Three scholarships are specific to Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves:
The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000 awarded annually over four years). three (3) awarded each year
The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo* Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship: $12,000 –
($3,000 awarded annually over four years), two (2) awarded each year
The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 – (One payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year
Two scholarships are specific to children/grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves who are currently High School seniors (2017-2018):
The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000) awarded annually over four years) six (6) awarded each year
The JROTC Scholarship: $1,000 – (one payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year; JROTC ONLY
* The Caccomo Memorial Scholarship is in memory and honoring Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo, who immigrated from Rome to the United States in the 1950’s and became a physician, orthopedic surgeon, and Army Reservist. He served his adopted country in the Special Forces and retired as a Colonel. Dr. Caccomo spent the last fifteen year of his life serving at the University of Illinois in Chicago under the Department of Orthopedics and establishing his Family Foundation, which provides these meaningful and impactful scholarships for our veterans.
AMVETS Scholarships FAQs
When will the application cycle for AMVETS National Scholarships open for 2018?
The scholarship cycle for 2018 opened January 19th.
When will the Awards be made for the AMVETS National Scholarships?
June 20, 2018
When are applications for the AMVETS National Scholarships accepted?
January 19th through April 30, 2018 Please note: no applications will be reviewed until after the April 30th.
What are the eligibility requirements for the AMVETS National Scholarships?
Must be a United States Citizen
Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Must demonstrate financial need
Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
Must not be in default on a federal student loan
Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
A copy of the veteran’s record of service demonstrating an honorable discharge (DD214)
or a letter from your commanding officer certifying active duty status or a copy of your Duty Orders
A copy of your official high school or college/university transcripts for all courses attempted and any degrees or certificates awarded.
A complete and signed copy of the applicant’s 1040 tax form must be enclosed. (Only the first two pages, no schedules or attachments.)
A copy of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Acceptance letter of letter stating student status from an accredited program.
Essay (100 words): “How will this award help me accomplish my career/vocational goal(s)?”
What is the basis of selection for the AMVETS National Scholarships?
All scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic promise, and merit. The scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance for veterans, service members, and families that have exhausted government aid, or who might not otherwise have the financial means to further their education
Must submit an online completed, signed application, together with all supporting documents, by the deadline listed
Scholarship selection shall be made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability
The award determination will be made on the selection committee’s scores of the overall quality of the application and the scholarship essay
The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final and not subject to a review process
What type of educational programs may the AMVETS National Scholarships be used for?
Part time or full time undergraduate courses
Accredited degree or certificate programs
Online educational programs
What do I need to do in order to qualify for renewal of the annual awards?
The schools prescribed academic standards must be maintained
Evidence of continued enrollment must be provided
All scholarships must be used in their entirety within five years of the award date
Any amount remaining unused within five years will be forfeited
How will my personal information be used?
In the spirit of The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. & 552A, as amended, protecting your privacy is important to us. AMVETS will use the personal information you provide for the sole purpose of evaluating your scholarship application. It will not be shared, sold or otherwise made available to any individual, corporation or organization. Disclosure is voluntary. However, failure to provide information could preclude your consideration for this scholarship.
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