Serving the Families of America's Most Elite Fighting Force

The Unit Scholarship Fund


The USF is a patriotic tribute to the spirit of those Special Operations Soldiers who defend our nation daily.

"Our Mission is to Provide Merit Based Scholarships and Educational Enrichment Opportunities to the Families of Current and Veteran Unit Members."


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About Our Fund

We are an ALL-VOLUNTEER, non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization, and since our establishment in 1993 we have honored the service and the sacrifices of our Fallen Special Operations Soldiers by awarding merit based post-secondary educational memorial scholarships to the Daughters, Sons and Spouses of America’s most elite Fighting Force. We invite you to learn more about the Unit Scholarship Fund and thank you for your interest in our Scholarship Fund.

Our History

Established in 1993, the Unit Scholarship Fund honors those Special Operations Soldiers who selflessly serve and sacrifice in the defense of our great Nation, by providing merit based Undergraduate/Graduate School Scholarships to our Special Operations Families.

Our Merit Scholarship Application Process

The USF Scholarship Application will be made available on January 1, 2024.

You can request an application by completing your online form. The deadline for submitting your application, for the 2024-2025 academic year, is February 7, 2024. Any applications or documentation postmarked after that date will be ineligible.

Make a Donation

The Unit Scholarship is a truly labor of love, however love alone will not fund our scholarship awards. Every year, we strive to raise funds through various functions and sponsor donations to support the educational needs of our Special Operations Families.

Donate online with PayPal or, if you prefer to donate by Personal or Business Check , please mail your donation to us at:

The Unit Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 73338
Fort Liberty, NC 28307

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Total Merit Scholarships Awarded

Specialty Scholarship Partners

Fayetteville Technical Community College

North Carolina State University

Marlee Foundation

Special Operations Fund


Patriot Foundation