Scholarships for Veterans

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RCC scholarships:
There are many scholarship opportunities available for RCC students thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations who recognize outstanding performances and strive to assist students in pursuing a quality higher education. View the list of Scholarships available at RCC.

Additional scholarship resources:

  • military.com – Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community!
  • The American Legion – The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars – Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
  • Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education – A group of educational professionals from the military education community, military personnel, and universities and colleges have made a commitment to provide the very best educational opportunities to those serving in uniform and for their family members as well.

Honorary Diplomas

Veteran Honorary High School Diplomas recognize the life experiences of veterans who were unable to complete their high school education because of service in the armed forces during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Since the first honorary diplomas were issued in 2001, more than 1,000 have been awarded to veterans of these three wars.

To obtain an honorary diploma, a veteran may submit a statement to the Veterans Education Unit of the Virginia Department of Education describing his or her service, the location of the last school attended, and affirming that he or she was unable to complete high school upon return to civilian life. The guidelines also allow family members and veterans’ organizations to submit this information on behalf of the veteran.

Veterans Honorary High School Diploma Program
Virginia Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

Find out more at the Virginia Department of Education