College Scholarships

SOWF ensures funding for the total cost of a college education

Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures each student has the resources to attend the best college for which he or she qualifies.

Our scholarships are grants, not loans, and can be used at four-year private and public schools, and two-year community colleges, vocational-technical training, and career institutions.

By setting the expectation for higher education, and supporting each of our student’s goals individually, our scholarship recipients are much more likely to attend, and graduate college as compared to the national average.

What makes our college scholarships unique

Our Scholarships Are Guaranteed

Our scholarships are guaranteed

SOWF students qualify for college funding without an application

Our Scholarships Are Grants, not loans

Our scholarships are grants, not loans,

and can be used for private universities, state or community colleges, vocational-technical training, and career institutions.

More Likely To Attend College

More likely to attend college

By setting the expectation for higher education, and supporting each of our student's goals individually, our scholarship recipients are more likely to attend and graduate college as compared to the national average.

Above the national average

Above the National Average

Over the last 10 years, 86% of SOWF scholarship recipients attended college, that is 27% above the national average. 93% of SOWF students who entered college in the last 10 years either graduated or are currently enrolled, that is 33% above the national average.

Funds College Campus Visits

Funds College Campus Visits

SOWF funds college campus visits for high school students and a guardian so they can be confident in their decision when choosing their college.

Reimburses Application Fees

Reimburses Application Fees

Special Operations Warrior Foundation reimburses application fees for three colleges.

SOWF'S Scholarship program enabled Mark Wilson, Jr. to pursue success

“Special Operations Warrior Foundation has allowed me to put my academics first without worry of paying the bills, and I’m truly grateful for that. I did not have to work to support my tuition or living expenses during the school year, which allowed me to consistently put my best efforts in my schoolwork and have more time to attend office hours, study, and make sure I got enough sleep. I believe my grades, depth of learning, athletic performance, and stress levels were much better than the average student throughout college becaue of how much SOWF helped me along the way.” – Mark Wilson, Jr.

Mark Wilson, Jr. is the son of Navy SEAL Lt. Mark R. Wilson, who lost his life in 1995. Through a scholarship from Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Mark graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering.

Where Our Students Attend College

Questions about Scholarships?

Contact a Scholarship  Specialist
at 813-805-9400 or send an email at scholarships@specialops.org