Other Benefits, Grants, and Scholarships

Minnesota G.I. Bill

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students may be eligible receive up to $1,000 per semester and part-time students can receive up to $500 per semester.  ($3000 annual cap; $10,000 lifetime max)
Some spouses and children are eligible also. For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website and then complete the online application.
The application portal is here: https://www.gibill.mn.gov/Home   

Minnesota National Guard State Tuition Reimbursement

Soldiers and Airmen in the Minnesota National Guard may be eligible for this state education benefits. For more information and application, visit the Minnesota National Guard website or contact the National Guard Education Office at 651-282-4589

Minnesota Veteran Education Benefit

For undergraduate students, this is a one-time grant to veterans who have exhausted their federal education benefits.  For more information and application, visit the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs site.

Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

MMAF is a non-partisan, non-political, 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of MMAF is to say "thanks" to Minnesota Service members and their families who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world.

For more information and application, visit http://www.thankmntroops.org/apply/

Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant

Members of the Wisconsin National Guard may be eligible for this tuition reimbursement program.  For more information and application visit the Wisconsin National Guard site

Hero at Home Scholarship - Daniel Drevnick Memorial Fund

Scholarship program for Law Enforcement student.  Read about and apply here.

Lance Corporal Dale W. Means Scholarship

Annual scholarship program from the Marine Corp League - Two Eagles Detachment (#842 Savage, MN). Read about and apply here.

Tillman Scholars

This annual competitive scholarship program is open to service members, veterans, and spouses.  Read about and apply here.

VFW SportClips Help A Hero Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $5000 awarded biannually.  Go here to read more

Normandale Cares Emergency Grant

Read about our own program to help low-income students get through an unexpected financial hardship.

Wells Fargo

Emergency Grant Program information and application online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/

Veterans Scholarship Program information and application online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/

Folds of Honor® Higher Education Scholarship

Scholarship for military spouses and dependents: https://www.foldsofhonor.org/resources/scholarships/ 

Other Scholarships and Grants

A helpful site from U.S. Department of Education on how to search for scholarships
Scholarship resources from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Retroactive Scholarships from Leave No Veteran Behind

Read more about this organization and their unique program