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ThanksUSA Military Dependent Scholarships

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ThanksUSA is planning to give hundreds of deserving military dependents $3,000 scholarships to attend school this fall. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need; academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; and a goal statement. Preference will be given to children or spouses of service personnel killed or injured during active duty.

To be eligible for these scholarships you must be a dependent child or spouse of U.S. military service personnel. Visit the ThanksUSA Scholarship website for further eligibility details.

The scholarship application deadline is May 15.

To Apply
Applicants may *only* apply online on the Scholarship America ThanksUSA program website.  On-line applicants will receive an electronic acknowledgement when their application has been successfully submitted on-line.

Late submissions and incomplete application packages will not be considered.

If you have questions filling out the application, please call Scholarship Management Services at (877) THX-USAS/ (877)-849-8727 or (507) 931-0408.

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About ThanksUSA: 
ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to “thank” the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The organization provides college, technical and vocational school scholarships to the children and spouses of military personnel. For more information, visit

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