AMVETS’ offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veteran (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school. The scholarships, up to $12,000 are only for part-time or full-time study at a four (4) year accredited undergraduate college, university, technical, or trade school leading to a non-specific degree.
Are you interested in a specific trade school scholarship? See the Lowes + AMVETS + Generation T grant program below for more information. Or are you interested in a certificate? See the AMVETS CODE Career Center page for more information.
The scholarship is awarded based on academic promise, financial need, and merit. AMVETS will make only one payment per year, even if the student is on an accelerated schedule. You are required to use the scholarship in its entirety within five years of the award date. The requirement for the use of the JROTC scholarship is within one year of the award date. Any amount remaining will be forfeited.
The Scholarship application period opens January 20th and closes April 30th.
Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves Scholarship: Three (3) scholarships of $4,000 awarded annually.
Spouse Scholarship: One (1) scholarship of $4,000 awarded annually.
Children/Grandchildren – High School Seniors Scholarship: Six scholarships of $4,000 awarded annually.
JROTC High School Senior Scholarship: One (1) scholarship of $1,000 awarded annually to a JROTC Senior Cadet.
The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo* Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship: Two (2) scholarships of $12,000 awarded annually.
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.
The Donald Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Scholarship: One (1) scholarship of $4,000 awarded annually.
The Donald Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial is honoring Mr. Montana’s memory. Known as Bruce by his friends and relatives, Bruce met and married his lovely wife at West Point. Bruce served valiantly as a US Army Field Artillery officer in Vietnam. His men loved him, and they gave him the “Keep on Smiling” award for his permanent smile and happy disposition.
The highlight of his career was becoming the Comptroller of NATO forces Southern, Europe in Naples, Italy. The vibrant Italian people, the Mediterranean diet and the warm breezes became an ideal capstone to a great military career. Bruce was honored with a farewell parade complete with military traditions and also attendance by the always stylish Italian Police force known as the Carabinieri. He retired as a Colonel with 30 years of US Army service.
This Scholarship is given in the memory of the distinguished military service of Donald Montana and the exemplary attention and guidance that he provided to his loving family. Donald’s values of education and service to one’s nation and scholarly guidance are being nurtured and prospered by this gift of a scholarship to a deserving veteran.
Failure to provide accurate information could preclude your consideration for this scholarship.
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.