Creating Opportunities for All

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 & 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). For quick reference, use this chart to find your academic scholarship based on GPA.

Academic Merit Award
GPA Award Amount
3.75 – 4.0 $5,000
3.25 – 3.74 $2,500
2.75 – 3.24 $1,000

VFMA Talent Scholarships: promote and reward exceptional skill in Band or Choir. An audition is required for talent 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.

Endowed Scholarships

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.

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.

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