Scholarship Program

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship Fund was established in 1948 to provide educational assistance for children of military families. It is based on one of the Association's founding principals that "education is the cornerstone of a strong Democracy". It is supported by donations and bequests from MOAA chapters, members, corporations, and others.



Interest-Free Loan and Grant Program provides interest-free loans and grants to students (under age 24) who are children of former, currently serving, or retired commissioned or warrant officers (Regular, Reserve or Guard) and to children of currently serving or retired enlisted military personnel (Regular, Reserve or Guard), for up to 5 years of undergraduate education at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university of their choice.
The American Patriot Scholarship provides grants to students (under age 24) whose military parent - officer or enlisted - died while in active service (Regular, Reserve or Guard) to our nation, for up to 5 years of undergraduate education at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university of their choice.

The MOAA Scholarship Fund is a non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in Virginia and declared tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its tax identification number is 54-1659039. We are committed to demonstrating the highest standards of public accountability and stewardship of donor’s gifts.
The MOAA Scholarship Fund is a member of the Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America and is rated Best in America by the Independent Charities of America.


New applicants: Semifinalists have been announced. Click here to check your status. Information on the required supporting documents can be found here.

Renewing students: The renewal application for the 2023-2024 school year can be accessed here. The application will close March 31. Click here to download a blank self-certification form, which must be filled out and uploaded to the "TILA Document" section on the renewal application.

Having issues with logging in or submitting documentation? Use this alternative link to securely upload materials.
Please note:

• Remember your username, password and security questions as you will need this information through the application cycle.
• Membership in MOAA (for officers) or, MOAA’s subsidiary for non-MOAA members, Voices for America’s Troops (for enlisted personnel) will be required if your child is selected to receive Educational Assistance from us.
• Students whose parents are classified as Traumatic SGLI may now apply for the American Patriot Scholarship. We ask for the TSGLI classification in the application for information purposes only.  


Texas Armed Services Scholarship

Scholarship awards are dependent on the funds available each year. For the 2015-2016 academic year, students may receive a scholarship award up to $10,000. Any amount paid to a student by the branch of the armed services of the United States during an academic year for which the student receives a Texas Armed Services Scholarship will be deducted from the total scholarship award distributed. A student could receive less money each year, contingent on the funding available for up to five years. Texas law does not allow a student to receive more than $15,000 per year.