Military Scholarships

ACHS Military Scholarship

Military Salute

ACHS offers a Military Scholarship Program for Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reserves, Spouses of Active Duty Military, and Veterans with an honorable discharge who are no longer eligible for military education benefits and have a demonstrated financial need. The ACHS Military Scholarship awards a one-time tuition scholarship of up to $1000 scholarship (not to exceed 35% of tuition).

Our Scholarship Committee reviews applications on a continual basis, upon receipt of all required documents. Recipients are typically notified within 48 hours.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the ACHS Scholarship Application and arrange for all transcripts and other application materials to be sent to ACHS. Download the application online here.
  • Provide verification of U.S. military status – active duty or veteran status.
  • Provide documentation of demonstrated financial need such as previous years' taxes, data available through the student's FAFSA if completed, or evidence of public assistance.
  • Spouses must submit documents demonstrating their spouses’ current active duty.
  • Enroll in minimum of 6 credit hours per enrollment.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be accepted for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee or a continuing ACHS student in good academic standing.

Please submit your application via email to or by mail to ACHS, 5005 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97239, Attn: Military Scholarships.

Additional Grant, Scholarship, & Tuition Resources

  • Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship - Scholarships of $2,500 are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans and reservists and National Guard personnel of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2003-present).
  • AMVETS Scholarships - Annual scholarship opportunities available in $1,000 to $4,000 amounts to veterans, as well as their spouses, children and grandchildren.
  • Disabled War Veterans Scholarship - Scholarships of $2,500 will be offered to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations.
  • The Fisher House Foundation Scholarship - The Fisher House Foundation Scholarship is available for the military unmarried children’s who are under 23 years of age and are enrolled or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Fleet Reserve Association Scholarships - A variety of scholarships are available to veterans, military members and their families affiliated with the USN, USMC or USCG
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Pell Grant - Children who lost their parents or guardians in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan may be eligible for this Pell Grant award, but must have been under the age of 24 at the time of their parent’s death.
  • Leave No Veteran Behind Scholarship - Offers retroactive scholarships for those who have already completed some type of postsecondary training, but are in financial hardship and need help paying off student-loan debt. Also offers training opportunities for veterans.
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship - Children of Marine Corps members who have lost their lives in the line of duty may be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship - Children whose parents died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001 can receive up to 36 months of educational benefits at the 100 percent level. Benefits are available until a beneficiary’s 33rd birthday.
  • Military Officers' Association of America Scholarship - The MOAA offers several grant and scholarship programs. Apply for all with one online application.
  • Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Grant - Offers grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States to children of veterans (including deceased) and active-duty military personnel dependents.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship - Offers scholarships to Paralyzed Veterans’ members, and members of their immediate families, up to approximately $10,000 in total scholarship funding to each qualified individual.
  • Purple Heart Program Scholarship  - Scholarships to cover costs related to tuition, fees, and other education-related expenses for undergraduate programs of Purple Heart recipients, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.
  • Sons & Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors Scholarship - $1,000 academic scholarship to Members, including children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other blood relatives of those serving in the Armed Forces stationed on the Island of Oahu or nearby on Dec. 7, 1941.
  • Spouse Tuition Aid Program (STAP) - Providing financial aid to spouses in order to help them further their post-secondary educations.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help a Hero” Scholarship - Up to $5,000 is available to veterans, active-duty personnel, and those in the reserves (all at the rank of E-5 or below) who are in need of financial assistance to be able to attend college and who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a VA-approved postsecondary institution.