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Books about Military Scholarships and
Financial Aid for Veterans

  1. Don M. Betterton, How the Military Will Help You Pay for College: The high school student's guide to ROTC, the academies, and special programs, 2nd edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990. ISBN 0-87866-996-5 ($9.95). 184 pages. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to

  2. Dependents Education, Educational Scholarships, Loans, and Financial Aids, U.S. Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994. DA Pamphlet 352-2. Guide available free to Army personnel (active duty, retired, or deceased) and their dependents about educational financial assistance for their dependents. To get a copy, call 1-703-325-9800 or write to US Army Personnel Command, Attn: TAPC-PDE, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331-0472.

  3. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents, US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2002. Stock Number 051-000-00225-3. 114 pages. VA Pamphlet 80-02-1. Includes information about educational and training benefits available to veterans and their dependents. Available for free from VA hospitals and regional offices. To request a copy, visit your nearest VA facility, call 1-800-827-1000 or write to Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Affairs (80D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. It is also available for download free in PDF format from the VA's web site and in HTML format from the Consumer Information Center (CIC). The publication can also be purchased for $5.00 ($6.25, international customers) from the US Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954.

  4. Need a Lift?, 45th edition, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996. $3.00. 128 pages. Covers scholarships, fellowships and loans for undergraduate and graduate students. Special coverage of federal programs and programs for veterans and their dependents. Extensive annotated bibliography. Revised annually. To order a copy, send a $3 check or money order to Need a Lift?, The American Legion, National Emblem Sales, PO Box 1050, Indianapolis, IN 46206. For more information, call 1-317-630-1251 or 1-800-4-LEGION, or fax 1-317-630-1381.

  5. Gail Ann Schlacter and David R. Weber, Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Dependents, 1996-1998, Reference Service Press, San Carlos, California, 1996. ISBN 0-918276-37-3 hardcover ($39.50 plus $4.50 p&h). 321 pages. Covers more than 600 domestic and international fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students who are either veterans, military personnel, or their dependents. To order a copy, call 1-415-594-0743, fax 1-415-594-0411, or write to Reference Service Press, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA 94070-4131.

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