There are many financial options available to veterans, service members, and their families to help pay for education. To ensure you understand all of your options, work with our Financial Aid Office
and review our scholarship
offerings. The VA recommends all veterans fill out a FAFSA form. Having a basic understanding of all your financial options
will help your benefits be processed more smoothly.
Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill should contact a School Certifying Official to see how these funds will affect their educational benefits.
Scholarships or Grants
Financial Aid Information
- Active Military Grant Program (Walsh College)
This grant is available to any active duty or reserve service members. There are no annual or semester caps. When this grant is combined with Military Tuition Assistance, all undergraduate tuition costs are covered and graduate tuition is reduced.
- Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships
Available scholarships are facilitated by the government’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The ODI’s mission is to “build a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive workplace to deliver the best services to our nation’s veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.”
- Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Available to children of an active duty member of the armed forces who has died in the line of duty after September 11, 2001.
- Military Award Program
Offers scholarships to Active Duty, Reservists, as well as honorably discharged veterans.
- National Military Family Association
Offers useful information regarding scholarships for military families.
- National Association of Veterans Programs Administrators
Offers an annual $1000 scholarship to veteran and dependent undergraduate students. An essay, letter or recommendation and evidence of enrollment must be submitted. (Walsh is an approved NAVPA member college.) Refer to the NAVPA site for eligibility and application requirements.
- Michigan Army and Air National Guard Grant
Offers $50 per credit hour for MI National Guard members.
- Walter P. Rinkus Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mike and Judy Rinkus to honor Mike’s father Walter P. Rinkus. Mike Rinkus is a veteran, full-time member of the College’s Economics and Finance Department and former Group Manager of the International Trade Finance area of Comerica Bank. Judy is a Senior VP at Bank of America. The scholarship will begin to be awarded in fall 2015.
- Robinson-Coleman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was recently created by a Walsh alum and is available to any veteran showing financial need. The award will range from $1,000 to $3,000 per scholarship. There is at least one available for the fall 2014 term. Requirements include: must show proof of veteran status and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.500 (on a 4.000 scale). Preference will be given to applicants who apply by August 1. To find out if you qualify, fill out the 2014-15 FAFSA form and submit our internal scholarship application.
- Pat Tilman Military Scholars Program
Supports our nation’s active and veteran service members and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, as well as other needs, including housing and child care.