Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is fully funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.
Spring 2017 Scholarship Information
In spring 2017, Veterans United Foundation will award up to five (5) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is for up to $50,000.
To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must be:
- A surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased Veteran of the U.S. Military
- Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the fall semester of 2017
- Pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree
- Comfortable with sharing personal stories and aspirations with Veterans United Foundation
-Comfortable giving consent for a background check
- Willing and able to provide the following within 1-2 days of requests made by staff of Veterans United Foundation:
- a copy of your late spouse or parent’s DD214
- a copy of your late spouse or parent’s death certificate (a DD1300 will suffice in lieu of a death certificate)
- a full copy of your 2017 completed FAFSA form
- a document the provides proof of enrollment at your current college (or the college you plan to attend in fall 2017)
Winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
- A 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 Veterans United Foundation awards team and based on full FAFSA submission
- Community, church, sports, or school involvement or achievements
- Any additional information you would like to have considered (may include photos, drawings, poems, additional writings, etc.)
Spring 2017 Application Period: To be announced
How to apply:
- - A link to the spring 2017 scholarship application will be available on this scholarship page.
- - At that time, follow the link and fill out all portions of the application, attaching 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.
- - Finalists will be contacted directly via email or phone and asked to provide the following documentation within 1-2 days to verify eligibility:
*copy of your late spouse or parent’s DD214
*a copy of your late spouse or parent’s death certificate (a DD1300 will suffice in lieu of a death certificate)
*a full copy of your 2017 completed FAFSA form
*a document the provides proof of enrollment at your current college (or the college you plan to attend in fall 2017)
Scholarship recipients provide receipts or invoices related to eligible educational costs as they are incurred, which are then paid directly by Veterans United Foundation. Eligible scholarship expenses include but are not limited to: tuition, fees, books, school materials, on-campus room and board as determined by Veterans United Foundation. Payments may be made directly to the school or reimbursed to the award recipient at the discretion of Veterans United Foundation staff.