Current Chapter Scholarships

National Scholarships

Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship 


  • $2,000 scholarship based on academic merit and personal achievement


  • Enlisted Soldiers currently serving in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard of any rank
  • Honorably discharged enlisted Soldiers from any component of the total Army
  • Acceptance at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a degree in engineering or related field, such as computer science, bio-technology, etc.


Application Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation from school, i.e. principal, counselor, teacher of your choice.
  • One page Autobiography in own handwriting.
  • A certified transcript of high school or college grades -- depending on which currently attending.
  • Certificates of completion for any other courses or training.
  • A letter of intent describing the degreed course of study and plans for completion of a degreed program.
  • Copy of form DD-214 if applicant has been discharged from service.


  • Application must received at AUSA no later than July 1 each year.

Additional Information:

  • Money granted for the scholarship will be sent directly to the college or university designated. (Note: If the student does not complete a full year of study, the unused portion of the money originally granted by the AUSA Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship Fund will be returned to the Scholarship Fund.)
  • The scholarship award may be used to pay for room and board, tuition and library fees, textbooks and related instructional materials. This grant is intended to render needed financial assistance for student enrollment in a college-level institution.
  • Scholarship recipient will be notified by August 15. Only the individual selected to receive the AUSA Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins scholarship will be notified.
  • Awarding of the AUSA Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins scholarship is not limited by race, color, creed, national origin or gender.

Send completed application and supporting documents to:

Association of the United States Army
Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

The Larry Strickland Memorial Fund and Scholarship

SGM Larry L. Strickland served in the Army for 30 years. He was serving as sergeant major to the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel when he became a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

Family and friends of SGM Strickland instituted a memorial scholarship fund and leadership award program in 2003. The Association of the U.S. Army will administer the fund.

Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship

Awarded annually to a noncommissioned officer who best exemplifies the Army’s vision and influences others in shaping future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the nation’s most precious resource - our soldiers.

Each recipient will receive a bronze eagle and $4,000 to assist in covering the costs of an education that tuition assistance does not pay, such as instructional fees, laboratory fees and books.His or her name also will be engraved on a permanent plaque at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

AUSA thanks ASM Research for their generous financial contribution to the Larry Strickland Leadership Scholarship Program. 

The award is presented annually at the Sergeant Major of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Forum at AUSA’s Annual Meeting.

Scholarship Resources

AFCEA Education Foundation

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to veterans, and to their spouses or dependents, who are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S. (Veterans attending college as freshmen are eligible to apply; all others must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.) 

American Legion Samsung Scholarship

High school juniors who are a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war and is a delegate to either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grant

CWF accepts funding proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children. Grants are only given to entities that help U.S. children in a large geographic area; they are not awarded for day-to-day operating expenses or special operating expenses.

AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military. 

Armed Forces Children's Education Fund

Provides financial assistance to the surviving children of Servicemembers killed on or after October 7, 2001, the commencement of Afghanistan operations, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarship

AAAA recognizes that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, and in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

Army Scholarship Foundation

The mission of the Foundation is to provide college scholarships to the sons and daughters of those who have served our nation honorably as soldiers in the United States Army and to provide college scholarships to spouses of enlisted soldiers serving on active duty in the United States Army.

Army Tuition Assistance (TA)

TA provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals.  The program is open to nearly all Soldiers including Army Reserve, and Army National Guard on active duty.

Council of College and Military Educators

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is the only National Organization for professional military educators. It offers several scholarships to Servicemembers and spouses.

Defense Commissary Agency/Fisher House Scholarships

Information on eligibility requirements and application materials for Scholarships for Military Children Program.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Information about scholarship fund for dependent children of active duty service members who died, or were permanently disabled(100% rating) in the line of duty, or who are currently certified as POW or MIA.

Folds of Honor Foundation

The Folds of Honor Foundation provides educational scholarships for dependents and spouses of Servicemembers who are either killed or disabled while serving their country. 

Fry Scholarship

Children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001, can apply for a non-competitive educational scholarship based on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.  For more information or assistance applying, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

Heroe's Legacy Scholarships

The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%. 

Horatio Alger Association Military Veterans Scholarship

Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom are eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger scholarships.

Pat Tillman Foundation

The Pat Tillman Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families.  Please find the applications under the "What’s New" section of the Pat Tillman Foundation main page.

Special Operations Warriors Fund

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans of America helps veterans acheive a smooth transition into institutions of higher education and advocates on behalf of student veterans.

Thanks USA Scholarships

ThanksUSA Scholarships are college, technical and vocational school scholarships awarded to spouses and children of active-duty troops. The organization is funded through donations and is in their 3rd year of awarding scholarships to families.  

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW offers two scholarship programs for children and youth: The Voice of Democracy Scholarship and the Patriot's Pen award.