Helping our US Military Veterans build a better life!

How it Works

/How it Works
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Individuals and Organizations donate to the VSF fund.

It only takes one person to make a difference.  Whether your donation is $10, $100, or $1,000, it will be combined with the donations of others to make a lifelong difference in the life of a veteran – and keep on giving year after year after year.

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VSF establishes an endowment at a college.

VSF evaluates technical and vocational colleges to determine where the need is greatest, then establishes an endowment for a scholarship to train veterans and their spouses in hands-on skills to enter the job market successfully.

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Veterans apply for scholarships.

Each college will manage their VSF endowment, which will enable them to provide scholarships to veterans with the most need and ensure they reach out to help veterans interested in their academic programs. Click here to see the list of Colleges with endowments for ease of access to interested veterans and spouses.

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Veterans are given the skills they need.

All colleges where endowments are established must be accredited and carefully vetted by VSF staff to ensure the programs they provide have successful track records of success. This ensures veterans receiving scholarship funds are receiving skills that will enable a successful, productive job search.

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Veterans are qualified for job placement.

Newly formed skills will enable veterans to easily seek employment to provide for themselves and their family. VSF will continually evaluate the success of each endowment to ensure the skills taught are leading to long-term employment and successful careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes—the VSF scholarships are not associated with any government-managed programs and should not affect your eligibility for those. You will need to verify this with an advisor at the college financial aid department, and determine all of the options that are available for you.
Once an endowed scholarship fund is established, it produces scholarships every year….FOREVER! It does not matter what the economic, political or social environment is like in the future….these scholarships will be there to support our Veterans.
Veteran Scholarships Forever has 501(c)(3) status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, so donations are tax deductible for most taxpayers.
VSF does not grant scholarships directly. Veterans should contact the financial aid and/or Veteran Affairs departments at the participating colleges directly to inquire about VSF scholarships. The participating colleges will be listed on this website as they are endowed with VSF scholarships.
All U.S. Military Veterans, no matter when they served, and their current spouses.
Primarily vocational and skill trades training certification—these are programs that can get Veterans into the job market quickly with jobs that pay well and have long-term growth potential.