Valley Forge Military Academy offers numerous scholarship opportunities for new and returning students. Last year, we awarded more than $3,500,000 in merit and need-based aid.
Scholarships for Children of Disabled or Deceased U.S. Veterans
Valley Forge Military Academy has partnered with NewDay USA Foundation to provide scholarships to the sons of disabled or deceased U.S. veterans. The scholarships are need-based and will cover most of the cost of attending VFMA. If you have a son entering grades 7 through 9, please ask your admission counselor for more information. These scholarships are available now, and will be applied to the applicants’ 2014-15 tuition. Our admissions counselors are available to speak with prospective applicants and their families to help determine if they are eligible for this scholarship, and to assist them with the application process.
Merit Based Awards
VFMA Academic Scholarships promote and reward outstanding academic achievement of students applying to the school. The award is given based on an applicant’s Grade Point Average (GPA).
VFMA Music Scholarships promote and reward exceptional skill in Band or Choir. An audition is required for band and choir performance scholarships.
Families interested in the scholarships listed below must complete a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services (SSS). Information on completing the PFS can be found on our Financial Aid page.
Valley Forge offers over forty scholarships provided by our friends and patrons. These awards provide assistance with varying need-based and/or merit-based criteria as specified by the donor. New and returning students are awarded endowed scholarships based on information received during the application process.
These are highly competitive awards and families must apply based on the criteria below.
Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hocker founded the Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation to inspire scholarship opportunities for a broad range of talented students who would benefit from the whole person education at VFMA. The scholarships are competitive and renewable upon attainment of the required grade point average and service to the community at VF and in general. The awards support the efforts of academically able students who are good citizens and who seek leadership roles in their communities and the world.
Spangenberg Family Foundation Scholarship
Valley Forge Military Academy is privileged to be the beneficiary of the $1.5 million scholarship fund established by the Dallas-based Spangenberg Family Foundation to Benefit Children’s Education and Healthcare.
The Spangenberg Family Foundation Scholarship is available to qualified incoming Academy (grades 7, 8 and 9) students for the 2014-2015 academic year, with a preference for residents of East Texas. This scholarship is competitive and renewable upon attainment of the required grade point average and service to the applicant’s community.
Scholarships for Pennsylvania Residents
There are two special scholarship programs sponsored by the State of Pennsylvania. Your admissions counselor will discuss these programs with you during the application process. The funding for each of these programs is limited to the donations made in that year.
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC)
To receive Opportunity Scholarship funding from VFMA, an eligible applicant must be a school age student residing within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school, who is a resident of Pennsylvania, who is enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $60,000, with the exception of an additional income allowance of $12,000 permitted for the student and for each other dependent (as defined by the IRS) living within the same household.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)
To receive EITC funding from VFMA, an eligible applicant must be a school age student who is a resident of Pennsylvania, who is enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $60,000, with the exception of an additional income allowance of $12,000 permitted for the student and for each other dependent (as defined by the IRS) living within the same household.