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.


The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and NVCC's Student Financial Aid Office are joining ThanksUSA to offer the Linda J. Romeo/ThanksUSA scholarship. This $4000 scholarship will be awarded to a female military spouse residing in the National Capital Region attending Northern Virginia Community College. Interested applicants must first submit a completed ThanksUSA scholarship application. If approved for ThanksUSA scholarship funds, applicants will be asked to complete a supplemental NVCC scholarship application.

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About ThanksUSA
Founded in the fall of 2005, ThanksUSA, a non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, is an effort to thank the men and women of our armed forces and their families for their service to the country with the gift of education. The organization provides need-based, post-secondary education opportunities to the children and spouses of active-duty status military personnel through competitive scholarships. For more information visit

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