The Special Forces Scholarship Fund empowers Green Berets by investing in their families. Scholarship awards change lives.

About the Special Forces Scholarship Fund

United States Army Special Forces – the Green Berets – constitute our nation’s single largest Special Operations Force. The families of these Green Berets, especially the children, bear a heavy burden. They, too, serve this nation while their Soldiers deploy repeatedly into harm’s way – doing the work they love. Our directors are Green Berets who understand the sacrifices of their families too well.

We recognize the service of Green Beret families by investing in them. We award merit-based, post-secondary, educational scholarships to the families of current and veteran U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers. This is the only organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships for the families of Green Berets. 

We have zero employees. A team of dedicated volunteers, partner organizations, grateful donors, former SF Scholars, and universities around the world empower over 100 current SF Scholars and promote the proud legacy of the Green Berets. Join us. Together we can do more.


Our online application opens February 1st and closes March 15th each year. We’ll post a link to the current application link on our Facebook page on February 1st, so follow us there for the latest updates. Detailed eligibility requirements and application instructions are updated annually and included in the application’s program description. Good luck!

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The Special Forces Scholarship Fund (SFSF), EIN 27-5458794, was incorporated in the State of North Carolina on March 8, 2011, to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is a charitable, tax-exempt organization as defined by North Carolina General Statute 55A-1-40(4). Scholarships are awarded annually and limited to undergraduate and graduate studies that result in a degree or vocational certification from an accredited institution. SF Scholars will receive no more than four (4) annual scholarships for undergraduate studies and two (2) scholarships for graduate studies. 

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