Waldorf University is proud to award eight scholarships through the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship Program. Waldorf recognizes the sacrifices made by the family members of America’s military men and women, and public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs & dispatchers).

Four scholarships will be awarded to the spouse or child of a National Guard or active military man or woman, and four will be awarded to the spouse or child of public safety personnel.

The scholarship will cover up to 60 credit hours toward one online degree program. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

This scholarship covers tuition only. Textbooks will be covered by Waldorf University’s Loan a Book program.  All student fees are the responsibility of the student.


Two scholarships (one for the military spouse or child and one for the public safety personnel spouse or child) will be presented on the award date listed.

Application & Award Timelines
Application Period Award Month
January 1 – February 28 March
April 1 – May 31 June
July 1 – August 31 September
October 1 – November 30 December

Eligibility for Online Students

  • Eligible candidates must have a high school transcript or equivalent (GED).
  • Scholarship applicants must be available to begin their coursework within 90 days of the date of the award.
  • Capable of maintaining a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA - Students who have previous college experience must meet Waldorf University Online academic requirements for admission to the university.
  • Remain in good standing with Waldorf University throughout his or her degree program, and maintain continuous enrollment in their degree program.
  • Current Waldorf University students must already meet these requirements to be considered
  • Must have a current application for admission to Waldorf University on file or be a current student.

Acceptable Verification Documentation Includes:

Public Safety

  • A Statement of Employment on Company Letterhead from a Superior
  • Copy of an Employment ID Card

Active/Reserve Military

**By law Waldorf CANNOT accept a copy of Military ID**

  • Copy of Tricare Card or Tricare Memorandum on letterhead.
  • Copy of Orders
  • Letter from the Military Member's Command


Please contact scholarships@waldorf.edu if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the educational opportunities available through Waldorf University.


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