There are many ways to supplement your VA educational benefits, including financial aid and scholarships. It is advised that all student veterans apply for both.

Financial Aid

As a military affiliated student, you may apply for FAFSA for additional assistance. This will not disrupt or take away your VA Educational Benefits. The process of applying for aid can seem complicated and time consuming, and we want to make it go as smoothly as possible for you.

When you call the Financial Aid Office, their information specialists will answer your questions. If you need more information, they will forward your call to the processor who oversees your application. The same processor will always work with your application.  Financial aid policies may change because of federal regulation or university decision; therefore, some information at this site may change.

Available Scholarships

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship (Dependents)

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to children of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100 percent permanent disability as result of military service.

Fallen Patriots College for their Children (Dependents)

The Fallen Patriots Scholarship is dedicated to serving the families of servicemembers from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship (Veterans)

The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Nicholas Ziolkowski Scholarship (Veterans)

A Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Tracy Miller in memory of her son, Corporal Nicholas L. Ziolkowski who was killed in action on November 14, 2004, serving his country with the 2nd Marine Division in the fight for Fallujah, Iraq.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship (Dependents and Veterans)

AFROTC prepares you to become an Air Force officer. Being a officer in the Air Force carries a high level of responsibility, accountability and professionalism. The program provides opportunities to hone your time management, physical fitness, and analytical skills.


The purpose of the Army ROTC Scholarship is to award high achieving ROTC students to defer or eliminate the cost of their education. In return students will commission as officers in the Army, serving either full-time on Active Duty or part-time in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship (DEPENDENTS AND VETERANS)

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.