Educational Scholarships and Grants

Educational Scholarships and Grants

Morgan Lipinski
- est. 1964 -

Scholarships to Fund Your and Your Family's Education

The National Guard Association of Indiana supports multiple scholarships through our organization, NGAUS, and EANGUS.

Educational Scholarships and Grants

AFBA NGAUS Active Life Member Scholarship

The AFBA NGAUS Active Life Member Scholarship awards two $5,000 scholarships every July to Active Life members of NGAUS or dependents of Active Life members seeking an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees. Applicant must be a full-time student.

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Grantham Scholarship

NGAUS and Grantham University will award two full graduate scholarships. One scholarship is for an active NGAUS member and current Guardsman who is a commissioned or warrant officer ranked 0-5 and below. The second scholarship is for a spouse of an active member. Each scholarship is valued up to $14,200 and covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software and fees. Scholarship value depends on the degree selected and credits transferred.

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The Van Hipp Heroes Scholarship Fund

Established in 2015, Van Hipp donates 100% of the proceeds from his book, The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It to The Van Hipp Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund which will award scholarships to Guardsmen wounded in action in the War on Terror. This initiative is administered by the National Guard Educational Foundation.

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Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund

Since September 11, 2001, nearly 800 Guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. These heroes left behind more than 1,000 children. Established in 2011 and underwritten by Leonardo DRS, the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to the children of National Guardsmen who have been lost in service to our nation since 9/11. Over the past four years, NGEF has awarded 56 scholarships to students through the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund.

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The Educational Grants offered by the National Guard Association of Indiana (NGAI) are open to all NGAI members and their dependents who meet the eligibility requirements.

Scholarship Details:

  • NGAI Educational Grant Program is not an entitlement and applications are not automatically approved. Students must reapply each year and are eligible to receive funds for up to four academic years.
  • Award amounts vary and are not guaranteed year to year. Award amounts are determined based on the total budget allotted and the number of applications received.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Member of the Indiana National Guard or their dependent, or
  • Retired member of the Indiana National Guard or their dependent
  • The Indiana National Guard member or retired member must be a member of NGAI in good standing. Good standing requires that NGAI dues are paid in full at the time the application is submitted.
  • Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution.

Application Deadline:

All applications must be received by the National Guard Association of Indiana by March 15.