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Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship is fully funded by contributions made by Veterans United Home Loans and its employees. The Veterans United Foundation created the scholarship to help service members' families combat the increasing costs of higher education. Since the scholarship’s inception in 2012, the Veterans United Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to 65 students across this great country, studying a wide assortment of degrees. 

Spring 2016 Scholarship Information

In spring 2016, VUF will award up to three (3) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is for up to $20,000, and is nonrenewable.

To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be:

  • -A  surviving spouse or a surviving child of a deceased Veteran of the United States Military
  • -Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the fall semester of 2016
  • -Pursuing an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
  • -Comfortable sharing your personal story and aspirations for the future with Veterans United Foundation
  • -Willing and able to provide the following within 1-2 days of requests made by staff:
  • ‚Äč                        *Deceased parent's or spouse's military documents (DD214 and death certificate / or DD1300) relevant to award criteria
  •                         *Full FAFSA submission
  • -Willing and able to provide 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, how losing your spouse or parent has affected you, 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: March 7, 2016 at 8:00am CST
  • Winners notified directly via email or phone: By April 22
  • 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, April 1, 2016 at 5:00pm CST

How to Apply:

  • Starting on March 7, 2016 at 8:00am CST, a link to the spring 2016 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 verfiy eligibility.

Spring 2015 Winners:

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

A BIG Congraulations to

Crystal Johnston and Rachel Gillette



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