The candidate must be a surviving child of a U.S. Military Service Member who lost their life on or after October 7, 2001, while serving their country.

The candidate must be enrolled (or accepted) at an eligible educational institution (college, university or accepted trade school) that meets federal accreditation standards.

Be able to prove financial need of funds.

Submit completed AFCEF application and 500 word essay titled, "Why it is important for me to continue my education, and what the plan is for my life."

If the above qualifications are met, click on the application button below. Fill out the application with 3 recommendation letters and your completed the essay, then mail it to:

Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund
Attn: AFCEF Scholarship
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861

Applications are ONLY accepted between January 1-March 31 and July 1-September 30

AFCEF funds are available based on need, not grades, and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

AFCEF funds are secondary to other funding sources and payment will be made directly to the school.

A submission of an application does not guarantee an AFCEF Scholarship. The decision of the AFCEF Board of Examiners is final.