Old Dominion University's Office of Distance Learning partners with the Military Connection Center to offer this annual $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current or former servicemembers​ disabled in the line of duty, their spouses and dependents.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A current or former service member (all branches, including the Coast Guard, National & Air Guard or Reserves) with a documented disability sustained in the line of duty.
  • A spouse or dependent of a servicemember with a documented disability sustained in the line of duty.
  • Surviving spouse or dependent of personnel killed in the line of duty.

How to apply

Applicants must write a short essay describing personal and career goals, as well as financial need.

  • Complete the application form (PDF)
  • Include copy of member (sponsor) VA disability documentation
  • Submit complete application by May 15

Recipients will be notified in writing at the beginning of June.

Download the application form (PDF)


Contact us at militaryonline@odu.edu or 1-800-968-2638.