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C. Willis Children of Soldiers & Thanks USA Military Scholarships

Cpl. Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation

Scholarship Name: Educational Scholarships to Children of Soldiers
Description: The Cpl. Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation honors a soldier who died in Paw Paw, Michigan grants scholarships to children of soldiers who were either KIA of disabled during combat. High school seniors or students currently attending college or vocational school can apply to the foundation for scholarships, or parents and guardians of young children can apply for funds to be put away for their child’s education. Applicants must be local to Michigan, and can pursue any type of degree. The foundation is funded in large part by community donations and events.
Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To find out more about the life of Cpl. Kelly and to download and application for the scholarship, please visit the foundation website.
See Also: Armed Forces Scholarships, Scholarships for Young People


Thanks USA

Scholarship Name: ThanksUSA Scholarship Program
Description: As the name suggests, ThanksUSA looks to honor the men and women who serve in our nations armed forces through a scholarship program for their spouses and children. Each year, more than 10,000 students apply for scholarships from ThanksUSA to be used towards tuition and both two- and four-year colleges and universities, or to vocational and licensure programs (for spouses only). Applicants must submit proof of active duty service by their parent guardian or spouse, and should submit a short personal statement about future academic and career goals. Financial need is taken into account when scholarships are awarded, but it is not necessarily the determining factor. The scholarship committee also considers special or unusual family circumstances when granting awards. Preference is given to students whose parents or spouses were disabled or killed in action.
Amount: $3,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: High School Seniors, Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: For more information about the ThanksUSA Scholarship program, please visit the ThanksUSA website.
See Also: Military Scholarships

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