Educational Opportunities


AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

The following scholarships, funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, are awarded annually:

Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo
Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship

One $3,000 scholarship for veterans/guardsman/reservists (PDF) will be awarded nationwide per year, for the duration of the grant, without regard for district boundaries. The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be more competitive in the job market. The one time $3,000 award may be used for undergraduate courses, accredited degree or certificate programs, including online schools.

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with AMVETS to offer and fund a scholarship program. This scholarship program will help to help veterans; active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen and family members obtain a high-quality education.

Through this scholarship program, fifty (50) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $7,000 non-cash credit to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship can be used towards an undergraduate or master’s program. Recipients may choose to take courses at a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or online.

We are excited to announce that applications can be submitted online this year. Please review the following options.

Option 1: Online Application (preferable)

1. Access the University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship online application.
2. Follow the instructions to complete the online application, including the essays.
3. Review your application before submitting.
4. Print a copy of the submitted application for your records.

Option 2: Paper Application

If you are under 21 years of age, or do not wish to complete the application electronically, you must submit your paper application via mail.

1. Print a copy of the University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship application.
2. Complete the paper application, including all supporting documentation.
3. Your application and signed forms must be submitted via the mailing address on the application under submission instructions and must be received on or before the deadline date.

Important Dates

Deadline Date:
A complete application and supporting documentation must be received on or before August 11, 2011. Applications received after the designated deadline date will not be considered. No exceptions.

Award Date:
The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date of November 11, 2011. You will be notified via email by award date regarding the status of the scholarship. You will receive a notification email regardless if you were selected as a recipient or not.

For more information about the University of Phoenix, visit

For any additional information regarding the AMVETS scholarship, please e-mail

Please be advised that it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a paper application, which must be received on or before the deadline date as set forth above. The scholarship committee accepts no responsibility for incomplete applications, applications not in proper form, lost applications, or any other submission. No exceptions.

Tuition Benefit for All AMVETS Members

Eligible students of ORGANIZATION communities/AMVETS will receive a ten percent (10%) reduction from the University’s regular tuition amounts for all programs. This tuition discount is available to all members in good standing of AMVETS and its subordinates (Auxiliary, Sons & Riders) in possession of a current membership card. To further your education opportunities, call 800.680.9773. Use your AMVETS membership card to confirm eligibility.

Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their spouses will continue to receive the standard military tuition rates.

Devry University

AMVETS and Devry University have teamed up to offer veterans and their families an opportunity to pursue or enhance their college education through tuition scholarships valued at up to $9,000 each towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at DeVry University or it’s Keller Graduate School of Management.

Ten scholarships will be awarded each semester. (Scholarships for online or any of their institutions within the United States)

Those eligible are Veterans, their immediate family members (i.e. spouse, natural and adopted children) and the natural and adopted children of member of the active military, including Guard and Reserve.However, if you are presently a student at DeVry University or Keller Graduate School of Management, you are ineligible for this scholarship.

Active duty are not eligible because DeVry has a more attractive discounted program for them and their spouses.

Download DeVry University scholarship application.

Scholarship applications may be downloaded (see links above) or requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the AMVETS National Programs Department.