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America’s Gold Star Families annually awards $1000 scholarships to family members of a fallen hero while serving active duty. Each is a non-renewable scholarship to be used at a college/university or trade/vocational school of their choice to enable them to follow their aspirations for a higher education or vocation certification. This is our way of saying ‘Thank you from a grateful nation.


Scholarship Guidelines

Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, AGSF has awarded $40,000.00+ in scholarships to dependents of the fallen to help accomplish their goals and pursue their dreams. In 2023, we will award a total of twenty-five (25) additional $1,000 scholarships for study at a College or University or for courses leading to Trade/Vocational School certification. The award check will be made out to the college, university, or trade school, so you will be required to provide documentation of acceptance into the course of study. You can find the details in the “Scholarship Application” by clicking here.



The scholarship opportunity is open to family members who lost a loved one in active-duty military service to our country. This could include not only dependent children of the fallen, but also parents, spouses, adult children, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren of service members. See the “Scholarship Application” for guidelines on how to provide proof of meeting eligibility requirements.


How to Register

Family members who want to be considered for a scholarship award this year should click the “Scholarship Application” button at the top of our home page and follow the instructions for completing and submitting the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.


Selection Process

Each application will be considered individually by our AGSF selection committee based on the details provided and evaluated on the relevance of the course of study to the applicant’s stated goals. Applications are reviewed weekly, and applicants will be notified of our decision via email at that time.


Important Privacy Guidelines

America’s Gold Star Families is committed to maintaining the privacy of our donors and of all persons who participate in any of the programs or services offered by our organization, and the information collected as described above is used only for the stated purposes of the programs offered.” Click here to read our full Privacy Notice.



Scholarship Application

For Family Members of the Fallen

We are pleased that you have chosen to apply for one of the AGSF Scholarships. Good for you! If you meet all of the criteria for eligibility and your application is selected, you will receive $1000 toward your study at a college/ University or for courses leading to Trade/Vocational School certification. The Application Deadline is December 31st, 2023. For more information on eligibility for the Scholarship Program and to read our  Privacy Notice, click here.


Getting Started

To get started with your application, please click to open the Scholarship Application and print out a copy for you to complete. If you have questions during the process, please email us at Once complete, follow the instructions for submission below.


Instructions for Submitting your Completed Application

Once completed, scan your application and other documents and submit your information in an email to with the following attachments:

  1. Completed and signed application

  2. Proof of eligibility (e.g., obituary showing the deceased’s name and date of death and proof of
    your relationship to the deceased or personal reference letter indicating both)

  3. Proof of acceptance to College or Vocational program
    We will confirm receipt of your information via email and then notify you within a week of our decision
    on your application.


Click the link below to apply

Scholarship Application

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