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The Association honors current and former unit members and their families by competitively awarding merit-based scholarships for higher education, technical and trade training, and special family service testing.

Over the last 5 years, The Association has been privileged to partner with other non-profits to award 62 merit-based scholarships for children of fallen, current, and veteran unit members. Additionally, we have provided assistance to our families who have children requiring special needs testing.

Below are current scholarship opportunities!

The Association Scholarship Initiative is currently accepting applications for our 2023 scholarship cycle. The application will remain open until March 8th, 2023. To request an application, email Amanda Sosa at

Mike Rizzuto or Chris Deanes at

Deadlines for submissions:
2022 Exeter Academy – Jan 10, 2022
2022 Scowcroft Scholarship - April 1, 2022
2022 VOTECH Scholarship Program – May 20, 2022         
2022 Miller Fellowship Application - September 21, 2022
2022 Special Family Services: Every Quarter (Mar 31, Jun 31, Sep 31 and Dec 31)

Exeter Academy: Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School, Exeter, New Hampshire: 5-week summer school (first week of July – first week of August) tuition ($10,000) plus travel stipend for high school sophomore or junior students of KIA/KIT/MOH, current, and veteran unit members. Exeter provides students with an optional SAT Prep Course, plus a Lion Card stipend (in-house expenses). 3.0 GPA required

Scowcroft Scholar: tuition assistance ($10,000 a year x 4) for graduating high school seniors of current and veteran unit members entering college the following fall. 500-word essay, 3.5 GPA required, plus minimum 3.0 GPA the next three years.

David C. Miller, Jr. Scholar: The Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship to support studies, internships, or charitable service abroad. This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate college student, with the intent to complete prior to graduation. Eligible applicants for the Miller Scholarship must be children of current and veteran Joint Special Operations warriors. We will identifying qualified applicants and make nominations to the SOF Fund.

David C. Miller, Jr. Fellowship: for college graduate to study, work or participate in charitable activity (up to $20,000, limited to 2 years) for students of KIA/KIT/MOH, current, and veteran unit members. Interest should focus on international public service, intelligence community, military, or non-profit international development activities. 500-word project proposal and 3.2 GPA required, plus passport/visa.

VOTECH Scholar: up to $3,000 tuition assistance for students of current and veteran unit members attending community college, trade, or technical school. The purpose is to identify the next generation of workforce leaders. One page on why specific career field was chosen, 2.5 GPA required

Special Family Services: For families of KIA/KIT/MOH, current, and veteran unit members who have been unable to secure funding for testing from other sources.