Frequently Asked Questions
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund was the vision of Freedom Alliance founders LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) and the late LtGen Edward Bronars, USMC. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children.
The mission of the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is two-fold. First, it helps offset the high cost of a college education for the sons and daughters of American heroes. Second, it is a reminder to the recipient that their parents’ sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful nation.
The dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training exercise are eligible to apply. Also eligible are students who have a parent classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action.
The generosity of patriotic Americans has made it possible for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to award more than $14 million in college scholarships to the sons and daughters of American heroes.
The Mission of Freedom Alliance is to advance the American heritage of freedom by honoring and encouraging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States and promoting a strong national defense.
Freedom Alliance, a 501(c) (3) educational and charitable foundation, was founded in 1990 by LtCol Oliver L. North, who now serves as the organization’s honorary chairman.
Students wishing to apply for a Freedom Alliance scholarship should
review the following criteria to ensure they meet the eligibility
requirements set forth by the Freedom Alliance Board of Directors.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be one of the following:
- The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of a combat mission or training accident.
- The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action.
- The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).
All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship:
Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student.
Under the age of 26 at the time of application.
The scholarship funds can be used by a student to cover any costs that may be incurred during their pursuit of higher education. These costs can be, but are not limited to: Tuition & Fees, Books & Supplies, Room & Board, Meal Plans, Transportation Expenses, Off-campus Rent and other qualified expenses.
Freedom Alliance will mail one check per academic year to the school you are enrolled in at that time.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship is a grant.
The Scholarship is not a full-ride, however in most cases it covers a significant portion of a student’s tuition. The specific amount will depend on each individual student’s need, we will also take into account other financial aid that a student may be receiving.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarships are renewable for up to three years, for a total of four scholarships.
You may transfer the Freedom Alliance Scholarship, you must contact the Freedom Alliance office to notify us of where you are transferring to and when it will take effect. You will then be informed of what steps need to take place to finalize the transfer.
To apply you must visit www.fascholarship.com and follow the instructions on how to apply online through our website.