Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
This grant provides money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. expenses.
- You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements
- Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11
- You were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.
The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For the 2014–15 award year (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015), the maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,730.
Due to sequestration, award amounts for any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2013, and before Oct. 1, 2014, must be reduced by 7.2 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been entitled. Any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2014, and before Oct. 1, 2015, must be reduced by 7.3 percent. For example:
- For any 2014–15 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2013, and before Oct. 1, 2014, the maximum award of $5,730 is reduced by 7.2 percent ($412.56), resulting in a maximum award of $5,317.44.
For any 2014–15 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2014, and before Oct. 1, 2015, the maximum award amount of $5,730 is reduced by 7.3 percent ($418.29), resulting in a maximum award of $5,311.71.
The payment procedures are the same as those for the Federal Pell Grant. Learn how (and when) you’ll be paid.
Information can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service#how-much-money
Plactha, Murphy & Associates Veterans Scholarship
Plachta, Murphy & Associates goal is to provide Veterans with assistance in funding their higher education.
- Attending a Michigan college or university
- Provide a copy of student ID
- Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with Honorable Discharge
- Submit a copy of your DD 214
- Michigan resident and provide a copy of State Identification
- Must complete the application and write a brief essay (300-500 words) on why you joined the military, how it affected your life, and what your plans are after graduation.
Award: $500.00 per year (two scholarships will be awarded)
Application Deadline: July 31, 2014
Additional information and application can be obtained from: Jeremy M. Johnson (616-458-3994) or email@example.com.
Also, application can be obtained at: NMU Veteran Students Services Office, 2107 C.B. Hedgcock
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Disabled American Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
VFW Post 5855 Scholarship Fund
Learn more about this scholarship and download the application here.
There are many smaller veterans service organizations around the country that might offer scholarships. Check with your local organization or try a scholarship search.
Other Online Scholarship Searches
Several free scholarship searches can be found online. It is best to avoid any scholarship service that requires a fee.
Federal Student Aid
College Board's Scholarship Search
Student Scholarships Search