Lots of teens graduate from high school and instantly feel the need to join the military. Joining the military has quickly become quite an attractive option for many. What’s even better yet is the fact that now those who join the military have options for when they are done. After a designated term in the armed forces, men and women often struggle finding a place back in society being as they often don’t have any form of college degree or experience what so ever. However, there are several scholarships and grants available that try to make pursuing a college degree a little more appealing.
The greatest thing about these scholarships and grants is that pretty much anyone in the military, no matter what branch or what level of experience, can find a scholarship that they can apply for. Not only are scholarships extremely inviting for everyone, but the amounts are often times larger than standard scholarships that non-military personnel apply for.
Right now, Rutgers University is becoming extremely well known for their efforts to make their college programs more appealing to military veterans. They have very prominent National Guard programs that many National Guard veterans have sought out in their efforts to pursue a college degree.
Another very appealing aspect to pursuing a degree after experience in the military is the fact that your family can also reap the benefits of it as well. For instance, there are several scholarships available for spouses of those who have served in the military. This could potentially make joining the military even more attractive for families who are in need of money to go towards tuition. Not only can spouses reap the benefits of serving in the military, but children can as well. Children can now receive money if they have had parents who have served in the military. This is nothing to new, but there starting to become more and more options and opportunities.
Whether you’re a military veteran or not, there are probably lots and lots of scholarships and grants for you out there that you may not know about. Just because you don’t have college experience does not mean you are doomed for the future. In my opinion, these new scholarships and programs are even encouraging pursuing a college education after military experience.