For our eligible Special Operations Warrior Foundation families, the scholarship program process starts in the 10th grade, when we send college planning materials to the student, so he or she can get acquainted with our program.
Our guides describe how to apply for the SOWF and other available sources of grant money (not loans) available. During your senior year, you will receive your personal Student Handbook, which contains all application materials and instructions. It also explains the Warrior Foundation scholarship policy and rules.
The links below can be used to apply for Free Federal Financial Aid and VA benefits, and to browse colleges. Additional financial aid resource sites are also provided.
SOWF requires all students to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a direct link to the on-line application for Pell Grants and other federally sponsored financial aid. The US Dept. of Education requires students use the online application. On their site are instructions for getting your PIN and filling out the application. Once completed, all results and activities MUST be done online. All renewal FAFSA's are also available in the same place.
This is a direct link to the Veteran's Administration web site that discusses the VA educational benefits. Nearly all SOWF applicants are eligible for Chapter 35 (DEA) or Chapter 33-Fry Scholarship through the VA. The application is included in the Student Scholarship Handbook and can also be downloaded or applied for on the VA web site.
College Information Sites
A top recommendation for college researching. With a college planning guide and on line applications, federal grants, college planning tools, and much more.
All about free federal financial aid and the financial aid process.
This website is designed to motivate high school students with stories and information on preparing for college.
Provides military-based financial aid search.
Lists scholarships for military families.
Scholarships for Military Spouses and Dependents
Listing of Scholarships Available by State
Follow scholarship links on the following pages:
http://www.militaryeducation.org/army-dependent-children-scholarships/ - Army
http://www.afas.org/- Air Force
http://www.marine-scholars.org/- Marines and dependents
Official Academy Web Sites
Explore the Web sites of each of the Service Academies to get a better idea of the curriculums offered, institutional traditions, and the most up-to-date admissions information.
Army: U.S. Military Academy
Navy and Marine Corps: U.S. Naval Academy
Air Force: U.S. Air Force Academy
Coast Guard: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
We suggest a web-based search for current graduate school resource opportunities. Most can be found by searching under the field of study (e.g. medical sciences, education)
Annual review of Graduate schools around the country.
Offers Graduate school search and admissions information.
A concise online directory for information about graduate schools.
Education statistics and data.
These web sites offer free interest surveys. Take one or both and find out what career suits you.
Updated January 2013