Scholarship and Awards
Creating Opportunities for All
We are dedicated to helping students and families navigate the financial commitment of a VFMA education. We are proud to say that last year, we awarded more than $4,000,000 in merit and need-based aid. See what scholarship and award opportunities are waiting for you!
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Valley Forge Military Academy Scholarships & Awards
VFMA Academic Scholarships: This 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.
International Merit Academic Scholarships
|Grade Point Average (GPA)||Award Amount|
|2.75 – 3.24||$1,000|
|3.25 – 3.74||$2,500|
|3.75 and up||$5,000|
Domestic Merit Academic Scholarships
|Grade Point Average (GPA)||Award Amount|
|2.75 – 2.9||$3,000|
|2.95 – 3.2||$5,000|
|3.25 – 3.5||$6,000|
|3.55 – 3.7||$8,000|
|3.75 and up||$10,000-$12,000|
Other Available Scholarship Programs
Boy Scouts of America Award – This award is offered to applicants who are apart of the Boy Scouts of America. These young men exhibit qualities that Valley Forge Military Academy wants to enroll, and therefore are included in our scholarship pool. To be eligible, the student must have a certificate or letter from their scoutmaster that indicates the students affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America.
Legacy Alumni Scholarship – This award is offered to applicants who have a brother, cousin, father, grandparent, or uncle who are Alumni of Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
Regimental Band Scholarship – This award is offered to applicants who have experience within a musical program, or who have an interest in being part of the Regimental Band. Pending an Audition in order to received award.
Service Day Scholarship – This award is offered to applicants who have a mother or father who is currently a first responder. In order to receive this award there needs to proof of parent/guardian working as a first responder.
Sons of Veteran Scholarship – This award is offered automatically to applicants who have a brother, father, grandparent, mother, or uncle who is a veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
NewDay USA Scholarship: This scholarship is funded by New Day USA, a private mortgage firm that has close military ties to its organization. The New Day USA Foundation will award an applicant a scholarship ranging from $10,000 – $15,000, who has mother, father, or guardian who has been killed in action due to a line of military service, or has been left 100% disabled. Valley Forge Military Academy will match New Day’s award in a grant. In addition, all applicant MUST HAVE A 3.2 GPA or HIGHER. The scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Foundation in June each year.
Endowed and Annual Scholarships – Valley Forge Military Academy has many donors who have established endowed scholarship funds to support both new and returning cadets. Each award has specific eligibility requirements and criteria to be selected. There is considerable competition for these scholarships. Not all applicants will receive an endowed award. Awards are applied to the following fall semester and may take the place of need-based grants.
Endowment Scholarship Application
2017-18 Endowed Scholarship Listing
Private Scholarships – Some organizations offer scholarships for elementary and secondary education based on family background, memberships in clubs and associations, and other variable factors. Check your local library for publications and browse the internet for sources of private scholarships. Scholarship searching services should typically be free of charge, therefore beware of scholarship searches that have fees attached. For a list of scholarship opportunities complied by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), click here to visit their website.
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.