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Take an academic step into your future….

SoldierStrong’ SoldierScholarship program represents our commitment to provide support for our military heroes that evolves along with their needs. As soldiers return from service abroad, education offers some of the best opportunities for them to provide for themselves and their families, and thrive in civilian life.

The SoldierScholarship program is open to all veterans who defended our nation’s freedom and fought in the recent War on Terror (Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn). Our mission is helping soldiers take their next steps forward in their academic and professional careers and to fill any tuition gaps the Post-9/11 GI Bill may leave.

Current Education Opportunities

We currently offer the following three programs to which a veteran may apply. Our program selection is based on a school’s ability to meet the specific needs of veterans and their overwhelming support for student veterans and military spouses. Please check back, because in the coming months we are working hard to add more and more university partners

Veterans Education Foundation This program is open to all qualified veterans to use the SoldierScholarship grant towards tuition at any trade school, college or university a veteran wishes.

Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University This program is designed for those veterans who wish to continue public service, but as a private citizen. The award is directed by the university and funded by the SoldierStrong Endowment gifted to the Maxwell School.

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University Similar to the program at the Maxwell School, this program is designed for those veterans who wish to continue public service, but as a private citizen. The award is directed by the university and funded by the SoldierStrong Endowment gifted to the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Southern New Hampshire University SNHU is proud to continue our commitment to veterans, their education and the transition to civilian life with SoldierStrong scholarships. We offer 200+ career-focused online programs and ongoing support through dedicated academic and career advisors with experience in every branch of the military. See yourself succeed at SNHU.

Meet Our SoldierScholars

What to Expect?

Veterans applying for SoldierStrong scholarship programs embody the strength of character and moral integrity cultivatedduring their time in our armed services. These scholars represent our future leaders, entrepreneurs and job creators.

The mark they’ll one day leave on their communities and our society will be as great and indelible as the one felt throughout their service to our country. Along with your role as an ambassador to the SoldierStrong Foundation, as a SoldierStrongScholar, you must meet the following requirements:

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Maintain a full-time student status

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Maintain a high academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)

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Report to the SoldierStrong Foundation when requested

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Meet expectations of high moral character and leadership

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Active engagement in the SoldierStrong Community

Renewability

We currently offer the following three programs to which a veteran may apply. Our program selection is based on a school’s ability to meet the specific needs of veterans and their overwhelming support for student veterans and military spouses. Please check back, because in the coming months we are working hard to add more and more university partners.

Annual funding renewability will be considered for most scholars based on:

Meeting expected graduation date

Proof of full-time student status and minimum 3.0 GPA earned

Accountability for use of scholarship funds

Documented participation in service

 – All criteria must be met in order to be renewed. Review of renewal status is conducted each June by the Foundation.

– Students who have to extend their expected graduation date must provide proof of extenuating circumstances.

– SoldierScholars are expected to maintain full-time enrollment in a U.S. accredited institution unless they are assuming part-time status during the semester they will graduate.

– Scholarship funding can only be used toward a single post-secondary degree.

Eligibility

Who can apply to become a SoldierScholarship?
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Current  veterans or active-duty service members Including surviving spouses
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Veteran and active-duty military service members •   Honorably discharged of post-9/11 service •    From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
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Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student: •   Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above) •    Graduate or post-graduate degree •    At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution

Applying to the Program

In order to best prepare for completing the application form, please have the following information available during the process: military service history, educational history, enrollment plans, and expected academic/living expenses and income for the upcoming academic year.

The following documents will need to be attached or included along with your completed application form:

    • Documentation of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse. All discharged service members must provide their most recent DD-214. Active Reservist or National Guard applicants may provide alternate military service verification forms. Note: all submitted military service verification forms will undergo validation.
    • A copy of your most recent school transcript (either high school, if no prior college experience, or college, if you have been enrolled in a college or university before)
    • Résumé including education, work, public service history, recognitions and awards earned.
    • All SoldierScholars applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for funding.

SoldierStrong Technology Scholars Program Powered by Warrior T3

WT3_LogoWarrior Transition Technology Training (WT3) is dedicated to the cause of providing our returning US Military service members with a guided path to Information Technology education, professional certification, and job placement.

WT3 will guide the returning Service Member to the right technology education and/or technology certification program based on our evaluation of their individual cases.

WT3 provides the guidance and mentorship to meaningful careers in information technology with industry-leading companies.

Our corporate partners are committed to hiring SoldierStrong/WT3 Service Member candidates.

Our focus areas for technology training and careers include:

  • Data Management
  • CyberSecurity
  • Cloud Technologies

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-Jason Geyser

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