Homefront Resources
Send us your stories!
What we're looking for...
Gold Star family education, grant & scholarship resources

Return to Resource Directory for Loved Ones of the Fallen - LINK

Scroll down to learn more about these resources:
Assistance to obtain an associate's degree to become an RN
Education scholarship and job training
Grants and scholarships for college
Scholarship listings for Gold Star families

Assistance to obtain an associate's degree to become an RN 

The Warford Foundation
The purpose of The Warford Foundation is to assist military widows and single mothers with the opportunity to obtain a two year degree in nursing.

Education scholarship and job training

Got Your Back Network
Got Your Back Network answers the needs of military families and brings them comfort in a variety of ways. Our work can take us down the street or across the country. No matter where the family lives or where the answer to their need is located, Got Your Back Network works to connect the two.

Got Your Back Network is also looking to partner with professionals nationwide who can assist in providing services for the families of our fallen heroes, to include education scholarship and job training.

Grants and scholarships

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Children of the Fallen
​The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund was founded in October 2003 to help support surviving U.S. Military children who have lost a parent in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars by providing them with College Grants. Our program has been expanded to include spouses of our fallen as well as those whose parent or spouse has suffered a severe disability as a result of their efforts in either war and includes many disabled veterans some who may are no longer be receiving VA educational benefits.

Our College Grant Program has gone through several expansions as we realized many of our Gold Star widows and disabled veterans were ineligible or were no longer qualified for VA and government programs. To find out if you qualify, please complete our application or call us at: 888-805-7383 today.

April 30th is the deadline for College Applicants for the Fall semesters and October 31st for the Spring semesters. If you are applying for assistance, please submit all completed paperwork prior to the deadline.

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund (CFSRF) is excited to announce a new scholarship fund specifically for the children of fallen service men and women that have served in OIF, OEF or the Gulf War. These students must reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia area and are currently attending, have applied or been accepted to a college or university and will be STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) majors. This scholarship fund is being offered due to a generous grant from the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). 

To apply please complete the appropriate application below and submit it along with all required documentation prior to the deadlines.

Folds of Honor Foundation
Folds of Honor Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
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.

Gold Star Mission (Illinois)
The Gold Star Mission works to ensure higher education is a possibility for the family and friends of Illinois service members who have lost their lives in service to our country.

Beginning with the 2017 award year, Gold Star Mission will award 34 scholarships to individuals who exemplify selfless service and honor our Fallen Heroes. The Gold Star Mission allocates funds raised through the Gold Star 500 endurance bicycle ride to support the Gold Star Mission Scholarship Fund.

No Greater Sacrifice
No Greater Sacrifice (NGS) is dedicated to the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.

Operation One Voice
Post-Secondary & Technical Education Donations - Operation One Voice provides up to ten $1,000.00 education donations to the family members of wounded SOF troops.

Special Ops Survivors
Special Ops Survivors provides education and career advancement grants to reward surviving spouses for their strength and resiliency as they further their careers so that they can better care for their families. They also offer childcare grants for those single surviving mothers/fathers who work outside the home or are pursing higher education. This allows the them the uninterrupted quality child care their service member had access to while alive and still on active duty.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full college scholarships to the surviving children of Special Operators who die in the line of duty - to any fully accredited college or university in the nation. Financial assistance includes tuition, room and board, books, fees, computers, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Additionally, SOWF provides ongoing support and academic counseling to make sure every student has the opportunity to do well in school. SOWF offers professional tutoring, at no cost, to all students from kindergarten through college graduation.

Sugar Bear Foundation
The mission of the Sugar Bear Foundation is to support the surviving spouses and children of fallen United States military personnel by providing career, educational and financial programs to help meet their immediate and ongoing needs, fostering their personal, emotional, and social well-being.

Woody Williams Foundation
The Woody Williams Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the United States, conducting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country, providing Living Legacy scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children, and advocating for educational benefits for all Gold Star Family members.

The impact of the Foundation’s work helps to raise public awareness about Gold Star Families’ enduring sacrifice and the ultimate sacrifice made by their Loved Ones. The Foundation wishes to educate the community about these sacrifices, reminding us all that freedom has not been and is not free.

An important part of our mission at the Woody Williams Foundation is focused on providing Living Legacy scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children, and advocating for educational benefits for all Gold Star Family members.

Scholarship listings

Scholarships for Military Children

TAPS Education Support Services
Part of the comprehensive case work TAPS assists survivors with includes giving survivors access to the education benefits available for the children of America’s fallen heroes. There are hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarships for military surviving families, that are available from federal, state and private organizations.


Professional Tutors of America
Professional Tutors of America is a proud supporter of the families of our Fallen Soldiers. For several years, we have been providing personalized tutoring services to the children of service members who have lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Our tutors have been very effective in mentoring these children and keeping them focused on their education and future goals. Pending available funding, our services are offered at no cost to the families nationwide. These services also apply to the surviving spouses as well.

Services are made available by the contribution of approximately 10% of our private client revenue and the generosity of our Honor Roll Tutors who help the children at a reduced rate.
HomeAbout meTestimonialsBooks for the military communityContest

Copyright 2008 - 2021 Benita Koeman, Operation We Are Here.  All rights reserved.
Operation We Are Here is a HUB of RESOURCES for the military community and military supporters.
Military support is not a concept to embrace; military support is sacrificial action. Visit our military support TOOLKIT.
Gold Star family education & scholarship resources
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
  • Practical insights in caring for
             Home front families
             Military personnel
             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

Military and veteran family resources
  • Christian encouragement
  Bibles, devotionals, studies
  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
  • Deployment support for
  Military personnel
  Military spouses
  Military children, teens
  • Downloads and printables
  Brat Town Bugle TM
  Coloring pages
  Flat Brat TM
  Military house ornament

Operation We Are Here
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Pinterest
Follow us on