Join us in our mission to "thank" the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by providing need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.
ThanksUSA is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides need-based educational scholarships to the children and spouses of U.S. military personnel, with special emphasis given to those who lost a loved one in service to America.
We do this because America’s troops and their families deserve our respect and our thanks for their selfless service. Members of the United States Armed Forces have borne significant burdens to protect this country, and we can’t let their contributions be forgotten.
Scholarship Program Highlights
ThanksUSA’s scholarship program is unique in that both spouses and children of military men and women can apply to the same organization for support.
• Since ThanksUSA’s inception in 2006, we have awarded nearly 3,700 scholarships for a total value of more than $11 million.
• Our scholarship recipients represent all military branches and come from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
ThanksUSA is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Online applications will be accepted between April 1, 2017 and May 15, 2017.
Learn more about the ThanksUSA Scholarship Program.
An Urgent Call
In 2015 alone, ThanksUSA received 2,400 applications from the spouses and children of our armed forces. While we were honored to provide more than 250 scholarships valued at $3,000 each, we could only meet a small portion of the need among deserving applicants. In 2016, with your help, we seek to double our impact by awarding at least 500 scholarships totaling $1.5 million.
Responsible Stewardship and Operational Expertise
Supporters of ThanksUSA can be confident that their funds will be used effectively and only for the intended purpose of the scholarship program. Our fiscal responsibility, financial transparency, strong governance, and average expense ratio of only 10 percent serve as an excellent measurement of integrity, financial health, and operational stability. Ninety percent of your contribution will support the scholarship program.
With the ongoing engagement of the U.S. military in so many parts of the world, there remains a need for educational opportunities that will enable service members’ families to live fulfilling and productive lives. And, as they flourish, our neighborhoods and cities also benefit.
As a result, donations are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.
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