West Michigan Veterans Coalition

Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship is available to Spouses and Dependent Children up to age 26 of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Retired and honorable Discharged Service Members who are currently attending either a College, University or Trade School or a High School Senior. The scholarship may be used to support school expenses such as books, tuition, transportation, housing, etc.


• Dependents home of record must be one of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Lake, Kent, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, or Ottawa County.
• Service Member must be currently serving, retired or honorably discharged Service Member of the United States Military including those that have served in the National Guard or Reserves.
• Spouse or Dependent Child must be a High School Senior or currently attending a trade school for certification or seeking a degree from a higher educational institute.
• Currently enrolled students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale or be able to show hours toward certification of a skilled trade.

Required Documents

• Completed Application
• Copy of Marriage License or Dependents Birth Certificate
• Documentation of Military Service for Service Member (DD214, NGB 22, Letter of Discharge, or current orders)
• Official copy of his/her most current transcript with cumulative grade point average or credit hours toward certification of skilled trade
• Two (2) letters of recommendation (excluding family members), must be signed and dated (within application period) by the writers
• Provide a 750-1500-word essay telling the scholarship committee about yourself, your academic goals, future goals and how this scholarship will assist you in meeting those goals.

Applications are due December 15, 2020 to:

West Michigan Veterans Coalition
C/O Debra Unseld
PO Box 355, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Or Email: info@westmichiganveterans.com

The applications will then be reviewed by a committee and ten (10) – $500.00 scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility requirements and application criteria.