Gift Aid for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families to Train for Careers in the Skilled Trades

More than $300 million in military- and veteran-related scholarships and grants are available for eligible service members, veterans and their families.i

Military Scholarships Defined

Military scholarships fund your vocational training. Who can get military scholarships? Eligible active duty personnel, veterans and their families.ii These sources of funding may come from the federal government or nonprofit organizations.

Student Requirements for a Military Scholarship at RSI:

  • Before applying for a scholarship, you will need to meet all routine requirements for admission to RSI and be scheduled to start training.
  • Once placed in a class or shift, you can’t transfer your scholarship to a different shift or program.
  • Changing your training start date can result in the loss of your scholarship.

Scholarships to Help Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families Fund Vocational Training

Military education benefits usually cover only tuition and a portion of fees. Fortunately, hundreds of military scholarships and grants are available that can help cover other educational expenses like books and fees.i

Below are just some of the scholarships available to active duty, reserves, veterans and military spouses and children. There are many more than these that can be found by using scholarship search tools or by contacting the RSI financial aid office at 888-671-5803.

Active Duty Service Members’ Scholarships

Veterans’ Scholarships

Military Spouses’ Scholarships

Military Childrens’ Scholarships

  • AMVETS’ Scholarship
    • An annual scholarship for the children and grandchildren of active duty, reserves, National
      Guard members and veterans. Applicants must be current high school seniors. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program
    • Children of active duty and veteran female Army members may qualify for scholarships for
      vocational training resulting in a certificate. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
    • This is a need-based scholarship for the children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who
      died in service on or after September 11, 2001, and the children of post-9/11 veterans who the Department of Veterans Affairs has assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Click here to learn more and apply. Click here to learn more and apply.

Military Scholarship Search Tools

Find more scholarships using these search tools.

Major Military Scholarship Granting Organizations

Find more scholarships using these search tools.

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Applying for scholarships can be a smart move when locating funding for your training investment. We’re here to help you take full advantage of all of the scholarship opportunities for which you qualify. Whether you need assistance filling out forms or enrollment verification letters, our financial aid officers are standing by to serve you. Give us a call today.

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Accredited School, ACCSC. Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post Secondary Education. The AOS/MME program is the Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering degree program and is not an academic degree. GI Bill® Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). For more information about our programs, please visit our website at: https://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/regulatory-information/.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarships available to those who qualify. Candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. If a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. Scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship RSI offers. In most cases, only one award will be given per student. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. Scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the entire duration of the program. Scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. Termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to RSI. Tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your Enrollment Agreement. See the reverse side of your Enrollment Agreement or the School Catalog for the school’s refund policy.

*According to 2016 IPEDS data RSI has the largest total enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the U.S. offering both CIP codes Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering and HVAC/R Engineering Technology/Technician.

1 Total number of estimated graduates for RSI calculated based on historic data available as of 1/20/16.

2 Phoenix Area's annual mean wage for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) reported by BLS as of May 2018 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salary for Refrigeration Technologies is $33,488 for RSI graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/17-6/30/18.

3 Refer to 2018-2019 for Overall Employment Rate data here.

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