Post-secondary scholarships and bursaries for military members and their families

Getting a post-secondary education can be important for serving and former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families, as well for the families of deceased members. There is a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to ensure you and your family have these opportunities.

Opportunities for CAF members and their families

Support our Troops administers the National Scholarship Program, operating within Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. This program awards scholarships to eligible dependents and the spouses of serving or former CAF members. This helps them deal with the unique challenges they face in pursuing post-secondary education. The number of awards may vary from year to year. More information on eligibility criteria, the application process, and restrictions is available on the website.

The website also has information about other scholarships opportunities for serving and former CAF members and their families.

Opportunities for Families of the Fallen

The Support our Troops website has an extensive list of other scholarship opportunities available. Several of these opportunities are available for families of the fallen.

Veterans Affairs Canada also offers educational assistance to eligible children of deceased veterans or CAF members. To learn more, consult the Educational assistance for children program’s web page.

Other Scholarships

There may be other scholarships available in your community that are not listed here. Take the time to research and apply for scholarships in your area of education or interest.

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