Military men and women make huge sacrifices to protect our country so it is only suitable that they receive some compensation and some privileges in return. One of the way military families can be rewarded is through military scholarships. For single men and women there are many scholarship and funding opportunities that they can take part in while performing their duties in the various branches of the military. Some of them are programs in which they can participate while in the military while others are programs that get them prepared for the future by saving and having they savings matched for future educational needs. There are yet more opportunities for the family of men and women in the military. Spouses and children of military families can receive scholarships to benefit their families and the communities in which they live.
One of the scholarships for members of military families is the ThankUSA Scholarship Program. Dependant children (under 24 years of age) and spouses of men and women that are in active-duty in the U.S. Military service are eligible. This scholarship can be applied to any accredited two year or four year program with a college, university, or technical college. They must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on their record. Some of the qualifications that are considered are financial need and academic standing. They will also look at things like demonstrated leadership qualities and participation in community activities. Up to 500 awards are given to students in each the fall term and the spring term and recipients are awarded $1,000.
When you enroll in the military there are many scholarships that are available on a full-time or part-time basis. Some can be used while still in the military and others are for after you have left the military. Through the Montgomery G. I. Bill you can receive up to $19,296 for a two year or four year course, a vocational course, or a correspondence course to be entered into after you've completed your duty or while still serving. Other scholarships can be applied for, depending on the branch in which you are serving.
Military scholarship benefit both those who serve our country and the families of the men and women in the military. Military personnel can still pursue careers that are of interest to them even as they serve their duty.