Veterans United Foundation, formed and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans
and its employees, strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions
of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need.
Despite the aid of benefits like the GI Bill, the ever-increasing expense of a post-secondary
degree is one of the greatest challenges facing so many of our nation’s finest, and
in an effort to address this need, Veterans United Foundation has established the
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship program.
The program’s primary goal is to assist military service members and their families
by awarding 20 bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books.
To be considered, the scholarship applicant must have a connection to the United States
Military through falling into at least one of the following categories:
• A current active-duty service member
• Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
• Spouse of a service member or veteran
• Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member
• Child of a service member or veteran
Applicants must also currently be pursuing a post-secondary degree (associates, bachelors,
masters or doctorate) at an accredited college or university, OR plan to attend a
college or university the following academic year.
In addition, applicants must display financial need and maintain a cumulative 2.5
grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship can
only be used toward school-related expenses (tuition and books).
How to Apply
To apply for the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship, these two (2) elements are
1. Fill out the Online Application form, made available on the given Key Dates
2. Submit a single Essay in response to one of three prompts that will be made available
during the key dates.
Essays must meet all of the following criteria (essays failing to meet ALL criteria
will NOT be considered):
• Essay MUST be 750 words or less
• Essay must be submitted as a Word or rich text(.docx, .doc, or .rtf) document format
into the upload box that is included with the online application
• Essay prompts are now located WITHIN the scholarship application!
*Please note that no confirmation email will be sent from the Veterans United Foundation
Scholarship Program upon receiving your application and essay submission.
Spring Application Period Key Dates
March 15 through April 30: Online application, essay prompts, and essay upload box
will be open to applicants. On May 31st, the scholarship recipients will be announced.
Fall Application Period Key Dates
September 15 through October 31: Online application, essay prompts, and essay upload
box will be open to applicants. On November 30th, the scholarship recipients will
Winners of the scholarship will be contacted directly via email or phone and asked
to provide proof of enrollment (transcript or acceptance letter) to a post-secondary
school and their DD-214 (or appropriate family member’s DD-214). No direct notification
will be sent to the applicants who were not chosen as a winner of the scholarship.