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The program is currently closed. Please return to the site in September 2020 to view the updated Eligibility and Awards! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


USAA Employee Dependent Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

USAA has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the USAA Employee Dependent Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children of full-time or part-time or long-term disability or military leave USAA employees who have completed one year or more of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee or qualifies as a federal tax exemption to the employee.
  • Be graduating high school seniors or current year December graduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

A student who qualifies for a USAA National Merit scholarship is not eligible to receive a USAA Employee Dependent Scholarship.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 25 awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study, and continuation of the program by USAA. Recipients who attend a United States military academy will be eligible for a one-time, nonrenewable award of $2,500.

Parent must be employed by USAA or on an approved leave of absence as of December 16, 2020.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of USAA play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in March.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of USAA. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the course was taken.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

USAA has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!