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American Council on Education


ACE programs promote access to and success in higher education for the more than two million service members and their families who are eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The initiative is comprised of grant-funded programs seeking to find, develop and disseminate promising practices for serving student veterans in higher education and promoting awareness of veterans' needs. These projects continue an ACE tradition of helping to ensure service member and veteran success in higher education.

View schools that are participating in ACE's programs: Participating Institutions

Department of Veteran Affairs

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for veterans and their families (HEEC).

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Particular attention is paid to those whose parent have been killed or wounded in combat or who have demonstrated financial need. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $6,600,000 in scholarships to 2,040 students.

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National Veterans Foundation

National Veterans Foundation.pngSince 1985, ​the​ National Veterans Foundation has helped over 350,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through ​the nation's first toll-free, vet-to-vet hotline for all U.S. veterans and their families.​

Their veteran counselors provide veterans and their families with information, counseling and service referrals for issues around VA benefits, mental health counseling, housing, medical services, education benefits​, financial issues and more​.

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Pat Tillman Foundation

Pat Tillman in Box.pngThe mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships to build a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Visit the Pat Tillman Foundation site.

Specialized Training of Military Parents

STOMP.pngSTOMP, a parent-directed project, exists to empower military parents, individuals with disabilities, and service providers with knowledge, skills, and resources so that they can access services to create a collaborative environment for family and professional partnerships without regard to geographic location.

Student Veterans of America

SVA Box.pngSVA provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation.

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Texas Veterans Commission

TVC.pngThe Texas Veterans Commission links to information on Texas' Hazlewood Act and other national education and on the job training tools.

Tutor dot com in is funded by the DoD MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, and Navy General Library Program. Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

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Veterans United Foundation

Veterans United Foundation in Box.pngVeterans United Foundation, formed and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans and its employees, strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need. The program’s primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books.

Visit the Veterans United Scholarship site.

Warrior-Scholar Project

Warrior Scholar in Box.pngThe Warrior-Scholar Project is a donor-funded, two-week-long, "academic boot camp" designed to help veterans transition from the military to college. Veterans not only have the potential to succeed in college, but also have the potential to be leaders in the classroom. The Warrior-Scholar Project unlocks that potential.

The Warrior-Scholar Project: ensuring educational opportunity for American heroes. Find out more at


Webucator.pngWebucator provides onsite and online training for technologies such as Microsoft ASP.NET, XML, Windows, Java, Adobe Flash, HTML5, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, and much more. They are offering veterans and their families their self-paced classes for free. Use the coupon-code "VETERANS."

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Wounded Warrior Mentor Program

WWMP.pngThe Wounded Warrior Mentor Program (WWMP) matches volunteer Mentors with Wounded Warriors at several military hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as facilities in other parts of the United States. Mentors work with Wounded Warriors to help them prepare for life after leaving the military or for a new military career. Mentors help Wounded Warriors identify educational, internship, and employment opportunities and assist them in identifying and accessing benefits and other resources.


Valor Run Scholarship

Valor Run.pngThis postsecondary education scholarship is for dependent children of women who served in any branch of the U.S. armed forces and deployed abroad while assigned, attached or mobilized to a unit participating in Operations Iraqi Freedom (3/20/03 - 8/31/10), Enduring Freedom (10/7/01 - 12/28/14) or New Dawn (9/1/10- 12/15/11).

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