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ASU Scholarship Portal

Scholarships aren't just for "A" students. There are opportunities based on talent, personal stories, creativity, and more. Apply now before deadlines start to hit. Investing the time to apply for scholarships can really pay off.

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Military scholarships

For veteran, active duty or reservist students using education benefits to fund their education, scholarships are an additional source of funding that does not reduce VA education benefits. You are encouraged to search for scholarships that apply specifically to military and veteran students

ASU Veterans Education Fund

Through the gifts of anonymous donors, the ASU Veterans Education Fund was established to offer multiple scholarships. The contributors are devoted to the success of veterans nationally and at ASU. Applications are accepted once a year during the fall term. Review application for requirements and application deadlines. 

Veterans Education Fund application

 

Arizona Tuition Waiver 

Also referred to as the Purple Heart Waiver, this waiver is available through the state of Arizona for qualified student veterans. The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will notify ASU of your qualification for this scholarship.

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I’ve previously qualified for this benefit in Arizona.

Email benefits@azdvs.gov. In the body of the email, provide your full name, date of birth, ASU student 10-digit ID number, and ask that ASU be notified to transfer the records that verify your qualification for this benefit.

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I’ve never used this benefit, but qualify.

Complete the Post-911 Tuition Waiver and Verification Form. Next, submit the form and required documents with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services in person or by email to benefits@azdvs.gov.

Pat Tillman Foundation scholarship

The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education at every level, from first-year undergraduates to doctoral candidates. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 520 Tillman Scholars nationwide.

As a partnering school, our students may apply to be Tillman Scholars and receive financial support to cover traditional study-related expenses such as tuition and books, and other needs. Items covered include (but are not limited to) housing, transportation and childcare. In providing this support, the Pat Tillman Foundation aims to remove obstacles that would otherwise prohibit academic and career success. 

Apply to be a Tillman Scholar View past recipients

Family First Military Veterans Scholarship

The Family First Scholarship is for undergraduate students at ASU who are Chapter 35 benefits-eligible dependents of military veterans. This award is selected and administered by the ASU Foundation.

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Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program pertains to nonresident students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) at the 100% eligibility level. This program is designed to help cover differences between resident and nonresident tuition. Under this voluntary program, institutions can enter into an agreement with the VA to help fund the additional expenses for eligible students. The VA will match each additional dollar funded by the institution, and the combined amounts may not exceed the full cost of the institution’s charged tuition for the VA-approved programs.

For campus-based programs, ASU allocates a limited number of undergraduate and graduate Yellow Ribbon scholarships each year. Students need to apply for the scholarship and may go on a waiting list if all allocations have been filled. 

For ASU Online, allocations are not limited at this time. After students establish their eligibility, their Yellow Ribbon funds will be applied automatically.   

Yellow Ribbon application

 

Military Affiliated Scholarship

The Military Affiliated Scholarship (MAS) was designed for nonresident ASU Online students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) at the 50% to 90% eligibility level. This scholarship helps cover the difference between resident and nonresident tuition.  Scholarship amounts for any given semester are set by taking the full difference between resident and non-resident tuition and multiplying it by the student’s eligibility level percentage. To become eligible for the MAS, submit a valid Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at ptvcforms@asu.edu, if you have not already done so. Qualified Online students at the 100% eligibility level who are ineligible for Yellow Ribbon will be eligible to receive the MAS at 100%.

 

Active duty and reservist scholarship 

Online students only
Arizona State University honors the people who serve our country by offering the Military Active Duty and Reservist Commitment Scholarship. With the scholarship, active duty and reservist military members seeking an undergraduate degree will no longer have any out-of-pocket tuition expenses, but will be responsible for any class or mandatory fees not covered by their TA/MRS.

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Clair F. Reish Veterans Scholarship

The Clair F. Reish Veterans Scholarship was established by C. Frederick Reish, Jr. in memory of his father, Clair Frederick Reish, who served in both the U.S. Army and Air Force. Mr. Reish was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in the Korean War, and after retiring from the Air Force, attended Arizona State University through the GI Bill®. He graduated as a Sun Devil with a degree in accounting.

This scholarship seeks to continue the incredible legacy of service displayed by Clair Reish in
supporting student veterans who attend ASU.

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Read below to find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply.

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