Veteran/Eligible Student Scholarships
The University of Houston-Victoria accepts all awarded scholarships from servicemen and women, veterans, spouses, and family members. The list below includes only a few of the available scholarships and other available scholarships not listed below may also be accepted. We will add scholarships or funds available to support eligible students to help them achieve their educational goals. For questions or additional information, contact us at MilitaryRecruitment@uhv.edu.
Fry Scholarship: A scholarship for children and dependents of veterans. If your parent or spouse died in the line of duty or was a member of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability on or after Sept. 11, 2001, you may qualify for this benefit.
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship: Allows some eligible veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits for up to 9 months or $30,000.
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas: The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas offers scholarship money to the children and grandchildren of Texas veterans each year. This scholarship is valued at $500 and is awarded based on an applicant's financial need, character and citizenship.
Texas National Guard Tuition Program: 100% tuition reimbursement up to 12 semester hours for a maximum of 10 semesters or five academic years. Additionally, 15 educational grants maximum $6,000 annually. Tuition may be used for undergraduate, graduate, vocational or technical courses.
National Military Family Association: NMFA Military Spouse Scholarships has cheered on military spouses by awarding scholarships to help pay for everything from GEDs to Ph.D.s.
AFAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: Each year, Air Force Aid Society awards a minimum of 10 Merit Scholarships. These $5,000 scholarships are available to dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired airmen or guardians who demonstrate outstanding academic potential based on GPA.
MOAA Heart of Texas Chapter: The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America offers annual scholarship money to the immediate family of Texas veterans. These scholarships are valued at $7,500 and are available to the dependents of both living and deceased veterans. Approximately five scholarships are awarded each year.
VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”: Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Eligible Applicants Must: Separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program: The student must be a dependent spouse and registered as the spouse of the soldier in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree. Award amounts are not guaranteed from year to year.
MG James Ursano Scholarship Program: Student must be under 24 years old and registered as a dependent of the solider in DEERS. Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA and must remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
Armed Service Relief Funds
Texas Waivers for Out-of-State Military: The Texas state government also provides waivers for out-of-state military survivors attending Texas public colleges and universities. Applicant must have moved to Texas within 60 days of the parent's service-related death. This tuition waiver allows an applicant to pay the in-state rate even though he is not yet a resident of Texas.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate or master's degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year post-secondary, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased sailors, and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired sailors and Marines.
Army Emergency Relief: All assistance requests are unique and considered on an individual basis.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: CGMA offers several education grant and loan programs to help clients and their families financially meet their academic goals.
GENERAL HENRY H. ARNOLD EDUCATION GRANT: The Hap Arnold Grant is competitive in its need-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.
AFAS SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION LOAN: Offers college financial aid in the form of a no-interest Supplemental Education Loan for Air Force-dependent students to help reimburse these expenses.