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Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

This Scholarship opportunity is awarded through the Veterans United Foundation (VUF). The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of financial contributions from the employees who work for Veterans United Home Loans. Our employees strongly believe in supporting our communities, our military and their families.

We are pleased to announce our Veterans United Foundation Spring 2015 Scholarship Winners.

A BIG Congraulations to

Crystal Johnston and Rachel Gillette



Fall 2015 Scholarship Information

During the fall 2015 scholarship cycle, VUF will award up to three (3) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is for up to $20,000, and is nonrenewable.

Award recipient must be:

  • A  surviving spouse or surviving child of a fallen active duty service member or fallen Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of 2016
  • Pursuing a trade or professional certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
  • Willing and able to provide a copy of your most recent full FAFSA filing
  • Comfortable sharing your personal story and aspirations for the future with others on camera
  • Willing to supply fallen parent or spouse military documents relevant to award criteria
  • Willing to supply VUF with receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred in order to receive payment. Eligible costs include tuition, books, fees, school materials, and some aspects of room and board as determined by the Foundation. Payments may be made directly to the school or reimbursed to the award recipient


Award will be given based on the following criteria:

  • 2-3 page typed essay telling your story, explaining who you are, where your life has taken you and what you hope to pursue through your college education and beyond
  • Financial need, as determined by the awards team based on full FAFSA submission
  • Community, Church, Sports or School Involvement or achievements
  • Any additional information about you that you would like to have considered (may include photos, drawings, poems, additional writings, etc.)



  • Application Period: Starts September 21, 2015 at 8:00am CST
  • Winners notified directly via email or phone: By November 9
  • Due to a high volume in applications, VUF will accept a limited number of application submissions this semester. Once that number has been met, the application link will be closed and no more applications will be accepted. If the application count does not reach the maximum number of submissions allowed by VUF, the application link will close on Friday, October 16 at 5:00pm CST


How to Apply:

  • Starting on September 21, 2015, a link to the fall 2015 scholarship application will be available on this scholarship page.
  • Follow the link and fill out all portions of the application completely and attach all requested documents.
  • Failure to answer all questions or provide all documentation could deem an application ineligible
  • Once submitted, NO confirmation email will be sent to the applicant. Any requests from applicants asking for verification of submission will not be granted
  • Subsequently, no direct notification will be sent to the applicants who were not chosen as a winner of the scholarship
  • Winners of the scholarship will be contacted directly via email or phone and asked for a series of documentation to verify enrollment


The Veterans United Foundation scholarship rules, award amounts, application, etc. are subject to change.


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