Military Scholarships

Thomas Edison State University Military Scholarships

The Thomas Edison State University Foundation has established the Military Scholarship to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Active, Reserve, and National Guard service members; their spouses; and honorably discharged or retired veterans. The scholarships are funded entirely by student, University staff, and Foundation donations.

Qualifying Criteria: To be qualified to apply for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Enrollment Status: Applicant or Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria:
    • Active duty, Reserve, Guard, Honorably Discharged or Retired Veteran, or military Dependent Spouse
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants who document being wounded or injured while on active duty

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the University Scholarship Committee at

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For students in nuclear-related programs, the NRC Scholarship remains open. Apply from the NRC Scholarship webpage

Check out our Outside Scholarships page, including the sfex site for Military/Family Members.

Should you have questions about our scholarships, please email the Scholarship Committee.


Award Criteria:  To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all qualifying criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Have applied for federal and State (NJ residents only) financial aid through the FAFSA and the Thomas Edison State University Financial Aid Application.
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.
  • Enrolled students must be currently enrolled with the University and must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State University credits.
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA at Thomas Edison State University.
    • Successfully completed a minimum of 66 percent of courses attempted at Thomas Edison State University. Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes do not count as completed credits.
  • Applicant students must be a current applicant (admitted but not enrolled) to the University and:
    • Completed 0-11 Thomas Edison State University credits by any credit earning method.
    • Have a minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 in any credits completed.

Supplemental Documentation Required

  • Active/Reserve/Guard/Dependent Spouses:  Provide a command letter, a copy of official orders, or other type of documentation acceptable to the University verifying your military member or dependent status.  The University will contact you if additional documentation is needed.
  • Veterans: Provide a copy of your DD 214 or GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility
  • Applicants submitting documentation of being wounded or injured on active duty must provide medical verification of wounds/injuries sustained by the service member while on active duty.
  • Submit supplemental documentation by email (preferred), fax, or mail to:

Fax: (609) 633-6489

Office of Financial Aid
Thomas Edison State University
111 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Scholarship and Financial Aid Explorer sfex contains comprehensive information on the scholarships and financial aid offerings of numerous public and private organizations.

Other Military Scholarships specifically directed toward military service members, their families, and other eligible civilians:

American Legion


Comprehensive listing of financial aid, scholarship, and education information for Service Members. For more information, visit American Legion.

Army Scholarship Foundation


The Army Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate education for dependent children of U.S. Army Soldiers and spouses of active duty enlisted U.S. Army Soldiers. For more information, visit Army Scholarship Fund.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund


Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for dependent children of active duty Service Members who are either killed or permanently disabled (100% VA rating) as the result of an operational mission or training incident, or who are currently certified as MIA or POW. For more information, visit Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.

Hill & Ponton Veterans' Scholarship


The Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship awards four merit based $1000 scholarships to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit Hill & Ponton Veterans' Scholarship Military Scholarship - 2014

top presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student. The money will come in two increments during the fall and winter semesters of each year. Military students currently enrolled in college and children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for the college scholarship.

Application deadline: July 1, 2016

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Military One Source


Find educational opportunities amid a long list of military resources. Registration and log-in to the website is required to access some of the online resources. For more information, visit Military One Source.

Veterans of Foreign Wars


The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy program is open to all 9-12 grade students, and awards one national first-place winner a $30,000 scholarship to a U.S. university, college, or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each state level VFW Department wins an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC. For more information, visit Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation


The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation offers college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of military members from the US Navy’s aviation community. The Foundation is funded solely through private and corporate contributions. For more information, visit Wings over America.