Navy SEAL Foundation

Mission of Navy SEAL Foundation

The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Navy SEAL Foundation's Three Core Areas of Support Members of the Naval Special Warfare community, their spouses and their children make many sacrifices, both large and small, in service to our country.

Our objective is to provide support and promote peace of mind to those who live with a high level of unknown factors as a matter of routine. Family Services Show Compassion and Build Morale We support families by easing their burden when an active-duty member of the NSW community is injured or killed in action. We help with memorial services and defray the financial costs for travel for immediate family members who live far away. We also assist families in maintaining a sense of normalcy during deployments by funding holiday celebrations, children's sports days and campouts, and partnering with YMCAs to offer fitness memberships and childcare services.

Educational Programs Encourage Life-long Learning Active-duty NSW personnel, their spouses and their children benefit from scholarship programs and other educational assistance provided by the Navy SEAL Foundation. In cases where the Navy provides only tuition funds, we step up to help cover the cost of educational expenses such as books and lab fees.

Our program for children of NSW operators killed in training or combat provides new computers every three years through the completion of their secondary education. Legacy Activities Ensure That Service is Always Honored The Navy SEAL Foundation is strongly committed to making sure that the extraordinary contributions made in defense of our freedoms by members of the NSW community are remembered. We provide funding for monuments and memorials to fallen operators across the country. Donate You can support the Navy SEAL Foundation by making a credit card contribution online. Making a donation through our registered secure server is fast and easy, and you will receive an acknowledgement for your tax records.

Endowment Society The Navy SEAL Foundation Endowment Society was established in spring of 2005 to ensure that the NSW warriors of today and tomorrow will be perpetually honored and supported. This vital campaign has been established and dedicated to raise a total of $25 million for the benefit of the U.S. Navy SEALs, SWCCs, and NSW combat enabling personnel; the warriors of Naval Special Warfare who are at the forefront of the Global War On Terrorism. Visit the website to make a donation.

Education and Motivation

Quick Links: Test Preparation Assistance Enlisted Active-Duty Tuition Assistance Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarship Hawaii and Guam Scholarships Go back to Main Application Page for All Programs

Test Preparation Assistance

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides college test preparation assistance to qualified applicants. Through this program, NSW service members in transition, and NSW dependent children who are stationed OCONUS, are eligible for reimbursement up to $300 in test preparation costs by the Navy SEAL Foundation. For active-duty service members in transition, the Navy SEAL Foundation also provides financial assistance with graduate school test preparation for tests such as the GRE/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT. For graduate level test preparation assistance, the Navy SEAL Foundation will reimburse up to $300 for transitioning active-duty services members taking these graduate school test prep courses.


  • Test Preparation Assistance for SAT/ACT courses is available to NSW service members in transition and?high-school age NSW?dependent children who are stationed OCONUS.
  • Test Preparation Assistance Support for graduate school tests?(GRE/MCAT/LSAT/GMAT) is available to qualified NSW service members in transition.

Click here to apply for Test Preparation Assistance.

Enlisted Active-Duty Tuition Assistance

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides tuition assistance to qualified active-duty enlisted NSW service members. This program awards up to $100 per completed course to cover books.


  • This program is only available to qualified NSW enlisted active-duty service members. Service members must identify their position within NSW (SEAL, SWCC, and Tech/Support Personnel), provide their current NSW command, state of residence, submit proper documentation (receipts), and show verification of course completion (transcript). Navy SEAL Foundation will reimburse up to $100.00 per course for books but not over the amount paid by the service member.

Click here to apply for Enlisted Active-Duty Tuition Assistance.?

Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The Navy SEAL Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, as well children of qualifying former NSW service members. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between a desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

While you cannot simultaneously receive Navy SEAL Foundation, UDT-SEAL Association, and DEVRU scholarships, it is highly suggested that applicants apply for each available scholarship for which they are qualified to further the opportunity of being awarded a scholarship. During the review and award process, should your applications be selected for multiple scholarships, the final award will be for the highest qualifying scholarship amount.

Scholarship Management System provided by WizeHive

Hawaii and Guam Scholarships

Due to these remote locations, NSW families stationed there are faced with many limited choices and opportunities in regards to their children education. The Navy SEAL Foundation offers grants to support these families educational needs. Families with children ages 5-18 are eligible to apply for assistance with private school tuition or with supplemental tutoring expenses. Award amounts are 50% of tuition up to a maximum amount of $6,000 or 50% coverage of tutoring expenses up to a maximum amount of $3,000 per calendar year, per student. The Navy SEAL Foundation evaluates all applications based on eligibility. Applications for tutoring coverage are open year-round; however, the tuition assistance portion of the program is only open for application from May 1-July 31.

Please contact Alahnna Widhalm at for more information.

Click here to apply for a Hawaii Scholarship.

Click here to apply for a Guam Scholarship.


Career Phase:
  • Active Duty or Deployed
Discharges Allowed:
Military Branch:
  • Navy
Programs for Family Members:
  • Military Spouse
  • Surviving Spouse
  • Surviving Child
Service Counties:
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • Education
  • Ed - Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
  • Mental Health
  • MH - Death and Bereavement
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus:
  • Combat Wounded