Office of Veteran Success Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are administered by the USF Office of Veteran Success. Application windows are announced by email directly to enrolled student veterans and advertised on this website. Scholarship information and deadlines are updated periodically throughout the academic year.

Last-Mile Scholarships

The Last Mile Scholarships were created to support USF student veterans of all branches who have exhausted their VA Post 9/11 VA education benefits and require the necessary resources to complete their USF degree.

Berkman Family Foundation Veteran Award

The Harold and Muriel Berkman Family Foundation Student Veteran Award is named in honor of Dr. Harold W. Berkman, a World War II combat veteran. The award is available for full-time or less veterans, all academic levels, majors, colleges, and campuses. Preference for Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Purple Heart recipients and wounded veterans missing limbs as a result of combat activities. The award amount is $1000, and may have up to 4 recipients

Bob Feller Scholarships

Applications must be received by September 1, 2021 Award recipients will be notified by mail and will be recognized as part of the 2021 Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards Ceremony this November. To learn more about this scholarship program, click the links below.

CPT Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship

Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State. In James’ honor, Gain Service Academy Admission Consulting sponsors an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree. Apply before June 1, 2021.

Veteran Leadership Awards

***Spring 2021 Deadline: February 12th*** The Veteran Leadership Awards were created to support USF veterans who best demonstrate and exemplify outstanding leadership and engagement qualities, both at their former military level and at their current collegiate level. The $2500 award is available for full-time or less veterans and active duty/Reserve, all academic levels, all majors, all colleges, all campuses.

AFCEA Veteran Award

The Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) has a long-standing tradition of supporting the advancement of excellence in technology, professionalism, and education as they relate to the vital areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), electronics, audiovisual and information systems.