If you are attending any federal service academy, are you still allowed to apply for scholarships and use the money for expenses that come up (ex: traveling home for breaks) instead of tuition? If anyone could explain the complete process I would appreciate it very much :)
Yes. As long as the scholarship can be applied to books and uniforms, you are fine. I got a scholarship that was eventually used to pay for an engagement ring for my wife.


Our daughter received a National Merit corporate scholarship around $3500 and it stipulated that it could not be used for those accepting appointments at US service academies. We were bummed- could have used the $ for books/equipment.