“This is the most comprehensive guide available on the subject of financial aid for those with ties to the military. The clearly stated instructions on how to use the directory reflect the obvious care taken with its writing, shown as well by its organization and scope of coverage. Highly recommended.”
Reference Book Review
"Completely up to date with both public and private financial aid resources and programs...superbly organized and presented...includes pertinent details for scholarships, fellowships, grants-in-aid, and loans for military members past and present, and for their dependents. Of special note is an instructive introduction in general and the entry on 'Tips to Help You Use the Directory' in particular. Enhanced with thoroughly "user friendly" indexes for program titles, sponsoring organizations, residency, tenability, subject, and calendar, Financial aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families" will prove to be an invaluable financial aid resource and reference."
"Grants and Related Resources," Michigan State University
"For the more than one-third of the American population the authors say are eligible for military-related benefits, this book will be very helpful. It brings together myriad financial aid programs open to military personnel, veterans, and their dependents from sources such as state governments, voluntary and private organizations, and federal agencies. The bibliography would serve as an excellent selection tool. Five useful and accurate indexes follow. This book fills a noteworthy gap."
Reference Books Bulletin
"I would just like to thank you and your staff for putting together such an informative book. This book has been my 'bible' since separating from the military and pursuing my degree. This is a definite 'must have' for all active and prior military personnel regardless of what they plan upon separation."
C. Carter, Former U.S. Navy Personnelman Second Class
“The definitive source!”
“As with all the other titles in the Reference Service Press catalog, the information is comprehensive and easy to access.”
College & Research Libraries News
"This comprehensive volume contains lists of scholarships, fellowships, loans, awards, grants, and internships designed primarily or exclusively for veterans or active duty military personnel and their dependents. It lists a surprising number of sources and is a valuable resource for all military personnel and/or veterans.”
Where to Start
“Another of those fine books from Reference Service Press, this one lists programs offered by the various states, veterans organizations, and other groups. The layout is easy to follow and the format attractive.”
Career Opportunities News
"Especially useful. 1100 entries make this the comprehensive guide on the subject."
Kansas State University's CATnet
In selecting Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependentsfor inclusion in the latest edition of Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries (a highly-acclaimed list published by the American Library Assocaition that, for the past 40 years, has provided "bibliographic information and evaluative annotations for the most convenient and productive reference sources"), the reviewer called this directory from Reference Service Press one of the "absolute best guides for finding funding for specialized populations" and, because of that, strongly "recommended [the title] for public and academic libraries of all sizes."
Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries
"Financial aid in various forms—grants, scholarships, awards, internships, etc.—which can be used for different purposes—education, research, career development, emergencies, etc.—available from numerous sources—veterans organizations, government agencies, foundations, etc.—is recorded. The authors both have much experience in compiling references. This is a basic reference in its field.”
Small Press Book Review
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents is listed as a "Recommended Resource" by Ventures Scholars, a program which identifies high schieving underrrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math and science-based careers.
Ventures Scholars Program
Listed as one of the "essential reference books for a U.S. news library."
Special Libraries Association. News Division
“This comprehensive, authoritative reference provides a complete, up-to-date listing to federal and state benefits as well as privately-funded programs for veterans, military personnel, and their dependents. Highly recommended.”
“An important publication about funds from a wide range of sources for these individuals. Will have lasting value.”
“There is a need for a comprehensive and user-friendly resource to enable those qualified for these funds to locate and access them. This directory is designed to meet that need and does so in a way that is indeed both convenient and sufficient for most users. Exceptionally useful for high school counselors and college advisors…It provides information on sources that are not as widely known as others…"
American Reference Books Annual
"Recommended" by AllAboutGradSchool.com!
“This is a comprehensive directory listing many kinds of financial aid and the sources of that aid to which veterans and their families can apply. If you or someone in your family would like to attend college or is in need of some other financial help, take a look at this book—there may be something in it for you.”
Listening Post, Vietnam Veterans of America
Listed as an "Essential Publication" by Mount Holyoke's Career Development Center.
"Essential Publications," Mount Holyoke Career Development Center
"Selected as one of its "core reference collection titles."
USAF Services, sponsored by HQ AFSVA
"Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Dependents "is an excellent aid for veterans, military personnel and their dependents to find the financial aid available to them."
Department of Alaska, American Legion Auxiliary
Listed as one of its "Bestselling Titles" by AllBookstores.com.
Selected for inclusion in the 12th edition of Guide to Reference (the landmark guide that identifies "the best available reference sources") because of the usefulness, breadth of scope, and quality of information Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents offers to "students ranging from high school to postdoctorate" who have ties to the military.
Guide to Reference, 12th Edition
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Dependents "provides a place for these groups to find financial aid in a clear and easy way. It appears to be the best source available in this area."
Bob Cole, ILS Capstone Project
"Completely up to date with both public and private financial aid resources and programs, this new edition of Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families is superbly organized and presented...Enhanced with thoroughly 'user friendly' indexes for program titles, sponsoring organizations, residency, tenability, subject, and calendar. Of special note is an instructive introduction in general and the entry on 'Tips to Help You Use the Directory' in particular...An invaluable financial aid resource."
Midwest Book Review
"Financial experts Schlachter and Weber provide a complete listing of Federal benefits and privately funded programs for veterans, military personnel, and their dependents (nearly 1,400 in all). These funds are available to applicants at any level (from high school through post-doctorate) for a variety of purposes, including study, research, travel, career development, tax relief and emergencies."
Surviving Hard Times/For Veterans
5 star (highest) rating!
"Anyone with ties to the military, whether you‘ve served yourself or have a parent or grandparent who has served, can find more than 1,200 listings of pubic and private funding" in Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families "that can be used to attend college, travel, research, and more!"
Ferguson Career Resource Guide
"The Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Families guide book was developed to assist in navigating the many grants, fellowships and scholarships available to veterans, military personnel and their families."
"[There are] many private Grants, Loans and Scholarships offered to service members and their dependents. For more information, we suggest: http://www.rspfunding.com/f/VeteransIntro.PDF (Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, & Their Dependents)."
Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence, Wayne State University
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