Educational Opportunities

Empowerment. Encouragement. Recognition.

The Navy SEAL Foundation empowers active-duty NSW personnel, their spouses, and children, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans, by awarding scholarships for higher education and providing tuition assistance for active-duty personnel. We also support quality education options for dependent children in geographically separated duty locations where choices matter to the overall success of the student. Additionally, the Foundation provides funding for standardized college entrance exams for qualified transitioning NSW service members.

The educational support we provide augments funding accessible through Navy programs and provides additional financial resources that would not otherwise be available. Your support of our mission helps to ensure members of the NSW community can pursue educational goals that are as crucial in the military as they are in the civilian world.

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The Navy SEAL Foundation provides test preparation assistance to qualified Active Duty applicants. Through this program, NSW service members in transition are eligible for reimbursement up to $300 in test preparation costs by the Navy SEAL Foundation.


  • Test Preparation Assistance for SAT/ACT courses is available to NSW service members in transition.
  • Test Preparation Assistance Support for graduate school tests (GRE/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT) is available to qualified NSW service members in transition.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is pleased to support Active Duty service members who are pursuing their college education by reimbursing them up to $100 for each 3-credit hour class. Service members are required to submit receipts showing the amount spent for books and other college fees associated with the classes (excluding tuition), as well as their transcript to demonstrate completion of the applicable courses. Submissions must be received within 60 days of completion of the class.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, children of qualifying former NSW service members, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between the desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four-year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants. 2019 applications open in January.

Many times NSW families stationed in remote areas are faced with limited choices and opportunities regarding their children’s education due to their assigned duty location. The Navy SEAL Foundation offers grants to support these families’ educational needs.


  • Families stationed in Hawaii, Guam, Stennis, Homestead or Kodiak may apply.
  • Families with children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten within their respective state through 12th grade may apply for assistance with private school tuition OR with supplemental tutoring expenses OR homeschool grants.
  • Families with children eligible for Pre-K may apply. The child must be enrolled in an accredited Pre-K program to prepare the child for Kindergarten the following school year.
  • The Pre-K grant does NOT cover daycare.


Pre-K Private School Grants: Award amounts are 50% of the annual tuition up to a maximum amount of $4,000 per school year, per child. The child must be old enough to attend Kindergarten within their respective state the following school year.

Kindergarten-12th-grade Private School Grants: Award amounts are 70% of the annual tuition up to a maximum amount of $7,000 per school year, per child.

When your application is submitted in full, it will be reviewed and approved by the Foundation’s Programs team. The Navy SEAL Foundation evaluates all applications based on eligibility. Once the application is approved and all follow-up paperwork is received, Private School Grant funding is paid directly to the school before the commencement of the Fall semester. Private School Grant applications will only be open from March 1-June 30.

If you already receive financial aid for your child, you may want to ensure that receipt of this grant does not affect the awarded amount from the school. You will need to upload a tuition statement from the school that shows the annual tuition amount. Grant funding covers tuition only; it does not cover associated costs for uniforms, books, school fees, etc.

Supplemental Tutoring Grants: Award amounts for 50% coverage of tutoring expenses up to a maximum amount of $2,500 per calendar year, per child. Applications for tutoring coverage are open year round. However, a new application must be submitted every calendar year for review and approval.

Kindergarten-12th Grade Home School Grants: Award amounts are 50% reimbursement of the approved expenses related to curriculum, annual testing and membership for professional homeschooling organizations up to a maximum amount of $2,500 per academic year, per child.

Homeschool Grant reimbursements are paid directly to the Homeschool provider once an application is submitted (with payment receipts), reviewed, and approved. The Navy SEAL Foundation evaluates all applications based on eligibility. Homeschool Grant applications will only be open from March 1st – June 30th for the upcoming academic school year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Navy SEAL Foundation Executive Board and Scholarship Committee for awarding me such a generous scholarship. I am truly honored and humbled to receive such substantial support from the SEAL Community. I appreciate it not only as a source of support but a strong affirmation of the strong bonds of brotherhood and care for families that my dad often talks about.”