AMVETS’ Scholarships

The scholarships listed below will reopen in January 2020.

For more information contact Colondra Etheredge at cetheredge -at- amvets -dot- org or 301-683-4031.

* 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.

Generation T

Lowes + AMVETS + Generation T

Through a corporate grant from the Lowe’s Companies, Inc., AMVETS is pleased to offer scholarships and Veteranpreneur business grants to Veterans and their spouses.

Generation T Scholarships are offered to Veterans and spouses who would like to enter into or advance their career in the skilled trades industry.

The Lowe’s + AMVETS Technology Scholarships are offered to student Veterans and spouses who are undergraduate Juniors or Seniors and are currently studying Computer Science.

The Veteranpreneur business grants are for skilled tradespeople who aspire to operate their own business in the skilled trades industry.

For more information about scholarships and Veteranpreneur grants, click the icons below or contact Lindsay Bonaparte at lbonaparte -at- amvets -dot- org or 301-683-4069.

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2019. We encourage you to apply for our scholarships for 2020.

Generation T Scholarships   Lowe's/AMVETS Technology Scholarship   Veteranpreneur Business Grant

AMVETS scholarship FAQ

I am a stepchild/grandchild of a Veteran. Am I eligible to apply?


I am the spouse of a Veteran. Am I eligible to apply?


I don’t know where to find my Veteran’s discharge papers! What do I do?

You can request copies of your Veteran’s discharge papers at

My Veteran is deceased, can I still apply?


FAQs For New Applicants

When will the application cycle for AMVETS National Scholarships open for 2020?

The scholarship cycle for 2020 will be open from January 20th through April 30th. Scholarship applications will be accepted during this time period and will not be reviewed until May 1, 2020. The 2020 scholarship recipients will be announced on June 20, 2010.

When will the scholarship funds be awarded?

Scholarship funds will be disbursed after the recipient has completed all required information and returned completed forms to AMVETS National HQ Programs department.

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 demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED*
  • 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

* if in a senior year of high school, provide copies of most recent transcripts

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 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 (not less than 350 and no more than 500 words) on a topic to be determined. Essay will be judged on adherence to theme, style, originality and overall quality.
  • For veterans, service members, etc. provide a resume detailing military duty and awards, volunteer activities, community services, and/or employment history for the past four years.
  • For spouses provide a resume detailing work history, volunteer activities, community, service, etc. for the past four years.
  • For children/grandchildren provide a resume detailing volunteer activity, community service, etc. for the past four years.
What is the basis of selection for the AMVETS National Scholarships?
  • All scholarships are awarded based on 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
  • Graduate courses (if successfully completed undergrad courses before scholarship has run out, the remaining monies may be used)
  • Accredited degree or certificate programs
  • Online educational programs

FAQs for AMVETS Scholarship Recipients

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
  • Certificate of Registration” signed by the appropriate school official.
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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Past Recipients:

» 2019 Scholarship recipients

» 2018 Scholarship recipients

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