SALUTE – Veterans National Honors Society Scholarship

The 2021-2022 National Scholarship application window will open in May 2021.  Please check back regularly for updated information.  Previous year’s application process is listed below.

SALUTE – Veterans National Honors Society is offering its National Scholarship Program to members of SALUTE. The will offer 10 awards, two in each of the five GPA Tiers.  The Scholarship is only available to SALUTE Members who are registered for classes during the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year.


The purpose of the SALUTE National Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Veterans, or service members, who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and alternative certification at accredited institutions.  An individual may receive a SALUTE Scholarship only once.  Award recipients who withdrew or graduated from college or do not maintain the minimum GPA will forfeit their scholarship.  Awards will be distributed for each GPA Teir in the following amounts:

  • Gold:     $1500 (2 Awards)
  • Alpha:   $1000 (2 Awards)
  • Bravo:     $800 (2 Awards)
  • Charlie:   $600 (2 Awards)
  • Delta:      $400 (2 Awards)


Membership Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be SALUTE Members before they apply for scholarships.  Each applicant must meet ALL of the following membership eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate Students need to have completed 12 semester hours and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Graduate Students need to have completed 9 credit hours and have at least a 3.5 GPA cumulative;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident;
  • Be Honorably Discharged U.S. Militar Veteran, or current Active Duty, Reserve or Gaurd Member;

The application period opened on May 31, 2019.  All SALUTE scholarship applications and attachments MUST be submitted by September 30, 2019.  Winners will be announced at the NAVPA Conference in October 2019 and paid to recipients for the Spring Semester.  Winners will be asked for a picture and biography, along with a thank you letter.  Incomplete applications will not be considered; If there is not a viable candidate, no award will be given.


Required Materials

  • 2019 – 2020 SALUTE Application Form (Page 3 of the pdf);
  • Unofficial Transcripts – submit most recent transcript;
  • One letter of Recommendation (Military: Commanding Officer/Department Head; all others: Instructor/Professors/Staff from a person unrelated to you, cour attest to your motivation, character, and integrity);
  • Official proof of Fall 2019 Enrollment Verification
  • Essay: “Explain your transition from military to higher education and how you aim to uphold the core values of SALUTE:  Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence” (The essay must be typed, double spaced, size 12 font and not to exceed two pages);

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