Support Our Troops Scholarships National Scholarship Program

Variety of scholarships available to dependents of serving and former CAF members.

Support Our Troops is now accepting applications for the National Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is entering its fifth year; it was launched to address the increasing need for scholarship opportunities for military family members. The goal is to assist more youth in military families to pursue their continuing post-secondary education. In 2018, more than $75,000 was awarded to military family members through 45 scholarships with winners selected from 388 competitive applications.

“Thank you so much for this bursary! Receiving this bursary reaffirms my belief that the military really does care about its members and their families. This bursary will motivate me to do the best I can in school because I have the military on my side. The money will help ease my family’s worries with financing for college. It means so much to me that, because of you, I will be able to reach my full potential. You have inspired me to push myself for the better and you have showed me that I will always be supported. Thanks again!”- Logan Stewart, Broadcasting Television, Algonquin College

This year, 41 scholarships are available and range from $500 to $2,000. Both full-time and part-time post-secondary students of accredited academic institutions, career and vocational colleges are eligible. Eligible candidates are: a dependent (includes spouse) of a serving or former member of the Canadian Armed Forces; a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at an accredited Canadian college or university. Post-graduate and career college students are also eligible to apply.

This year there is a new application process in place. The 2019 application process consists of the following components:
  • A three-part essay
  • A letter of reference
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Proof of enrollment from academic institution
  • A point form list of volunteer/civic engagement activities
For more information on application requirements, eligibility and restrictions visit Support Our Troops. For any application questions please email