Since 2006, ThanksUSA has awarded nearly 3,700 scholarships with a total value of more than $11 million.
ThanksUSA “thanks" the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by awarding need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.
(Awards are not renewable.)
Students may reapply in subsequent years if ThanksUSA is offering the same scholarship program.
Qualifications to receive a ThanksUSA scholarship include:
Be a dependent child, age 24 and under (as of application deadline)
Be a spouse of U.S. military service personnel
Be current high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational or technical school for the academic year.
Have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent on their relevant academic record (e.g., high school record for incoming freshmen or post-secondary school record for those already enrolled in a college, university, or vocational or technical school).
Spouses enrolled part time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited institution are also eligible. Spouses may also use the award for non-degree licensure and certification programs regardless of whether an undergraduate degree has already been completed.
Final application deadline May 15, 2016.