AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grand-children. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:

  • Six $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or at an accredited technical/trade leading to certification or a degree; one selected from each district).
  • Three $4,000 scholarships for veterans ($1,000 a year of a four-year undergraduate program or certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school; no regard for district boundaries).
  • One $1,000 scholarship for a JROTC high school senior entering any undergraduate program (no regard for district boundaries).

Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo
Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

One $3,000 scholarship for veterans/guardsman/reservists will be awarded nationwide per year, for the duration of the grant, without regard for district boundaries. The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market. The one-time $3,000 award may be used for undergraduate courses, accredited degree or certificate programs, including online schools.

Scholarship applications may be downloaded (see links above) or requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the National Programs Department. Completed applications sent to the National Programs Department must be postmarked no later than April 15 of each year regarding the scholarships above. Winners will be notified and names will be listed at this link no later than mid-June. Due to the large number of entries (1,000-plus annually), only the winners will be notified.

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University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with AMVETS to offer and fund a scholarship pro-gram. This scholarship program will help to help veterans; active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen and family members obtain a high-quality education.

Through this scholarship program, fifty (50) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $7,000 non-cash credit to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship can be used towards an undergraduate or masterís program. Recipients may choose to take courses at a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or online.

We are excited to announce that applications can be submitted online this year. Please review the following options.

Option 1: Online Application (preferable)

  1. Access the University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship online application.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the online application, including the essays.
  3. Review your application before submitting.
  4. Print a copy of the submitted application for your records.
Option 2: Paper Application
If you are under 21 years of age, or do not wish to complete the application electronically, you must submit your paper application via mail.
  1. Print a copy of the University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship application.
  2. Complete the paper application, including all supporting documentation.
  3. Your application and signed forms must be submitted via the mailing address on the application under submission instructions and must be received on or before the deadline date.

Deadline Date: August 21, 2012

A complete application and supporting documentation must be received on or before August 11, 2011. Applications received after the designated deadline date will not be considered. No exceptions.

Award Date:

The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date of November 11, 2012. You will be notified via email by award date regarding the status of the scholarship. You will receive a notification email regardless if you were selected as a recipient or not.

For more information about the University of Phoenix, visit www.phoenix.edu.

For any additional information regarding the AMVETS scholarship, please email scholarships@phoenix.edu.

Please be advised that it is the applicantís responsibility to submit a paper application, which must be received on or before the deadline date as set forth above. The scholarship committee accepts no responsibility for incomplete applications, applications not in proper form, lost applications, or any other submission. No exceptions.

Tuition Benefit for All AMVETS Members

Eligible students of ORGANIZATION communities/AMVETS will receive a ten percent (10%) reduction from the Universityís regular tuition amounts for all programs. This tuition discount is available to all members in good standing of AMVETS and its subordinates (Auxiliary, Sons & Riders) in possession of a current membership card. To further your education opportunities, call 800.680.9773. Use your AMVETS membership card to confirm eligibility.

Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their spouses will continue to receive the standard military tuition rates.


AMVETS National Service Foundation
4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham, MD 20706
Toll Free : (800) 810-7148