Military Scholarships

Helping Veterans & Their Families Achieve Their Educational Goals

Twice a year, as applications allow, we award two different veterans, servicemembers, or dependents of an active-duty servicemember a $1250 scholarship to help them pursue their education. While winners can use the money at any time of the year, regardless of whether classes are in session, the money can only be used towards tuition or textbook costs.

Why we created the scholarship:

At Low VA Rates, we believe owning a home is part of the American dream, and education is another important part. That's why we don't just stop at helping our heroes with housing. You deserve our support when it comes to preparing for your future, both inside and outside of the military.

How to apply:

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter 2022 scholarship. Applications must be submitted by December 31st, 2022 at midnight (Mountain Time).

In order to apply, you or the intended recipient must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Additionally, you or the recipient must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Are retired or separated from service under honorable conditions
  • Are currently serving active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces
  • Are the depemdent of an active-duty servicemember serving in any branch of the Armed Forces

Family members or friends may apply on behalf of a servicemember or qualified dependent.

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If you have any questions, you can email us at Just make sure to put "Military Scholarship" in the subject line.

Scholarship FAQs

Any current college students in the military may apply for this scholarship, with no age requirements. Young people with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible.

All applications for the 2022 Winter semester must be submitted by midnight on December 31st, 2022. The winning applicant will be announced no later than January 9th, 2023. Click any of the “Apply Now” buttons on this page to start your online application.

Yes. Family members or friends may nominate any qualified person; however, the online application must be completed in order to receive the reward. If family members want to keep their scholarship nomination secret from the nominee, they need to complete the online application for them.

Yes, you have to be a student to apply. Students can use the scholarship any time during the year, regardless of whether or not classes are in session. However, the $1,250 prize can only be put towards tuition or textbook costs at an accredited college or university.

Current Scholarship Winner

The winner for our most recent scholarship was selected from a variety of qualified entries. We hope your selection is able to help you achieve your educational goals!

Photo of our 2021 Fall Scholarship winner, Emily Rice

Fall 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Emily Rice

Emily is a single mother and full-time student at the University of Washington where she is in her senior year of double majoring in gender, women, and sexuality studies and community psychology (BA) after earning a human services degree (AAS) at a local community college. She is in the top 20% of her class and is currently applying for graduate school at the University of Washington for a PhD in clinical psychology.

In addition to her academic achievements, Emily is also actively involved in her community. She often volunteers at hospitals and institutions where she shares her own story of recovery. Her passion for this work is driven by her own experiences in the system, and she plans to open her own private practice where she can continue to prioritize historically marginalized groups of people, especially women and at-risk youth.

As the daughter of a service member, Emily believes her experience of being raised in a military family has helped her become a responsible, resilient, and adaptable person who is capable of showing strength in times of hardship. Her father is currently a Senior Chief in the US Navy, and he is going on 25 years of active service.

Emily would also like to thank Low VA Rates for the opportunity to share her story and access additional funding to pursue her academic goals.

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