Surviving Spouse and Military Benefits
Surviving spouses or children of deceased or disabled servicemen are often completely oblivious to the fact that there are so many survivor scholarships out there. With over $300 million of military survivor scholarships and grants available, there is definitely a lot of money in survivor scholarships. So if you’re considering advancing your education and your parent or husband/wife served in the military and is now currently deceased or injured, you should definitely look into getting a survivor scholarship.
Allot of people will try to tell you that it’s impossible to get a scholarship and that scholarships are too difficult to get. The truth is that there are a wide variety of different kinds of scholarships, and while some may take a ingenious science experiment to get, many just require a genuine essay stating why you need the scholarships. If it’s as simple as just writing a short essay for a couple hundred bucks, why not try for it?
Another myth that many people will tell you when you’re considering pursuing a scholarship or grant is that the scholarships aren’t necessary because the Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program will help you pay for school, and will cover pretty much all your tuition costs. While it is true the DEA is a great program for survivor spouses and children seeking educational assistance, It’s also true that having a couple extra buckaroos in your pocket from writing a simple essay for a scholarship isn’t going to hurt you.
Another of the myths that many people will feed to you as a reason not to get a scholarship is that scholarships are too hard to find. Well that’s just plain not true! Scholarships for all kinds of things are available to many students right now, just sitting there unclaimed. Truth is, not many students know where to look for scholarships, and that’s the main reason they go unclaimed for so long. You can start in your search for scholarships by looking on a scholarship finder. Ask a recruiter also if they know of any specific scholarships being offered for your subject of interest.
So as you can see there are many options when it comes to scholarships for survivor spouses/children of deceased/disabled service members. Even though your loved one has passed on you can still succeed in your own personal life and they’ll look down on you and smile since you’re getting your life on the right track. Don’t you think it’s time for you to take advantage of the educational opportunities that are available to you? Within a short time, you could be on the track to getting a great scholarship and a great education, all you need to do is try!