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Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: July 8, 2021 11:59 pm CT

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

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

Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program must:

  • Have served in the United States military, this includes the Reserves and National Guard.
  • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling or serving) veterans who have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or DD214 or another document of service stating “Honorable Discharged” by the program application deadline date. Spouses or window of disabled veterans meeting the above criteria may also apply.
  • Be high school or GED graduates, current undergraduate or graduate level students enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Associates or Bachelor’s) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. Doctorate study is not eligible.
    *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
  • Have completed the FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

Award Amounts

Award of $5,000 per year will be granted. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.

Awards are for educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and transportation.

Awards may be deferred for an interruption in study due to medical, health and other extenuating circumstances. Requests for deferral will be handled on a case by case basis.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in September. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Wells Fargo. Payment is made in one installment in the fall.

Selection of Recipients

Recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and two essays:

  • statement of military service, and career and educational goals and objectives
  • statement describing any personal and financial challenges that may be barriers to completing postsecondary education

Financial need will be considered.

Scholarship America will select recipients based on the above criteria. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  2. Current college financial aid award letter (preferred) OR Student Aid Report (SAR) from most recent FAFSA filed.
  3. Copy of DD214 (preferred), Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or other document of service. Be sure your DD214 includes the “Special Additional Information” section.
  4. If applicant is the spouse of a disabled veteran, provide VA disability letter and copy of marriage license.

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

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