Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest

Giving Back To Those Who Serve so Bravely...

If you're a veteran, active-duty servicemember, or spouse of a veteran you can enter our $1,000 Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest!

As a US military veteran, or the spouse of a military veteran, you’ve made great sacrifices on behalf of our country. You’ve given up your time, effort, and even your safety, to protect and serve the United States and the people who live here. Thank you!

Once you return home, you might want to go back to school and earn your undergraduate degree. The GI Bill could help fund your college education, but what if that doesn’t quite cover everything? That’s where scholarships for veterans, and military scholarships come in.

We at Under.GradSchools.com want to ensure that you can get the education you may need to succeed in military and civilian life. We believe that the experience you’ve gained with the military, combined with a college education, might prepare you to accomplish great things. Which is why we’ve created the Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest!

Let Under.GradSchools.com Help Fund Your Education with Scholarships for Veterans!

As a small token of our appreciation for your service, we are offering military spouses and veterans scholarships of $1000 to help fund their undergraduate education. This scholarship could be applied directly to tuition and fees, or even use it to help pay for textbooks and other course materials. Why? Because we want you to focus on what really matters—your education.

Interested? Apply Now!

Scholarships for Veterans: Complete Short Form
Complete a Short Form

We just need to know some basic information about you. Click "Apply Now" to get started.

Scholarships for Veterans: Write Entry Essay
Write Your Entry Essay

As part of the application process, we require a short 250 word essay in response to our prompt question.

Scholarships for Veterans: Submit Your Entry
Sumbit Your Entry

Once your satisfied with your response, click "Submit" on the form. The deadline to submit is February, 28, 2018.

You Can't Win the Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest...
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Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest Rules & Regulations

The Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest is open to active duty military, honorably discharged veterans, and military spouses. Entrants must submit a 250 word essay in response to the provided essay prompt. Eligible essays will be evaluated by our in-house Scholarships Panel for quality, creativity, and content. One winner will be selected and notified via phone or email, by May 31, 2018. The winning essay may even be published on our website!

For more information about the requirements and stipulations, you can read our Official Veterans Scholarship Rules . Don’t let opportunities for scholarships for military like this one pass you by. If you’re interested, start drafting your essay. Once you’ve finished, submit it along with the entry form. We’re looking forward to reading what you have to say!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Who Can Enter: Active Duty US Military from any branch, honorably discharged veterans, and military spouses.
  • Eligible Programs: Associate and bachelors degree programs, any major. Winners must provide proof of active enrollment in an eligible program by May 31, 2019.
  • How to Enter: Submit a 250 word essay answering the following question: “How do you feel your military experience has better prepared you to succeed in your education?” The essay must be original, and unpublished, including submission to previous essay contests.
  • The Deadlines: Submit your form and essay by February 28, 2018. The winner will be notified via phone or email by May 31, 2018, after which a public announcement will be made.
  • The Winner: One (1) essay will be selected. The writer of the winning essay will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

What are Military Students Studying?

The most common areas of study for Military Students include Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Business, Social Sciences, Healthcare & Computer Science. What can you do with degrees in these areas and how much do they pay?


Police/Detective

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Criminal Justice


Registered Nurse (RN)

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Nursing


Forensic Science Technician

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Criminal Justice


Administrative Services Manager

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Business


Information Security Analyst

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Technology


Financial Analyst

Typical Entry-Level Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree In Business

FAQs about the Veterans Scholarships Essay Contest

Still have questions? Here’s a run-down of the guidelines and other important information about our Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest.

Why Was This Undergraduate Military Scholarship Created?

You’ve done so much to support our country. Now it’s time for us to support you! Under.GradSchools believes strongly in the value of higher education and wants to help you pursue your undergraduate degree. We created the Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest to make that process just a bit easier. By offering a $1000 scholarship, we hope to eliminate some of the stress of financing your education, so you can focus on your studies.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

To be eligible for entry to win the $1000 undergraduate veterans scholarship, you must be 18 years or older at the time of application, and an active duty member of the military, honorably discharged veteran, or military spouse. Entrants must also be a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia.

Any current employees, officers, directors, and/or agents of EducationDynamics and its related companies, or members of their immediate families (defined as spouses, parents, siblings and children) and persons living at the same address, are not eligible to enter or to win. Void where prohibited.

Can I Enter if I'm only a Part-time Student?

Yes! As long as you are actively enrolled in an undergraduate program, bachelors or associates, by May 31, 2019.

How Do I Apply?

To enter, you must submit our online application form, along with your essay in response to the provided prompt. Email or paper applications are not eligible for consideration. Submissions must be received via online application form on or before February 28, 2018. Receipt of your entry will be confirmed upon submission via on-screen message, as well as an automatically generated confirmation email. Make sure the confirmation email does not go to your spam filter, and add us to your address book to make sure you receive future communication about your entry!

How Many Times May I Apply?

You’re allowed to submit one (1) application and essay per essay contest. Additionally, your essay must be previously unpublished, including submission to previous essay contests.

If I Win, Can I Apply Again Next Year?

Yes! You are free to submit one essay for consideration every year we are offering a scholarship, even if you win this year.

Who Manages The Contest And Chooses The Winner?

Our Undergraduate Scholarships for Veterans Essay Contest is managed through a partnership between Under.GradSchools.com and Unigo. A scholarships panel evaluates the entries and chooses the winner. The winner will be notified by May 31, 2018.

How Many Winners Will Be Chosen, And What Do They Win?

There will be one (1) winning essay. The winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to help fund their undergraduate program and have their winning essay posted on our website. Entrants, including winners, are free to enter again next year, if the scholarship is offered and if they remain eligible.

How Is The Winner Chosen?

Our Scholarships Panel will first screen each application for eligibility. Then, they’ll evaluate each essay for quality of writing, content, and creativity. We’re looking for essays that are submitted on time, and fully answer the prompt question in an engaging way. Once the Scholarships Panel agrees on the best essay, the winner will be notified by email or phone.

How Can the Undergraduate Scholarship for Veterans Be Used?

The winner’s scholarship will be payable to the undergraduate program in which they are enrolled, and could be used for education-related expenses including tuition, fees, textbooks, campus room and board, and other related expenses.