Know Your Education Benefits

While you move through your grief, it is common to experience a shift in occupational desires or goals. As a result, you may choose to make some changes which set you up for the life you want to live. If one of your new goals includes pursuing education, TAPS Education Support Services is here to help.

TAPS Education Support Services serves as a guide to scholarship information and benefits resources for military survivors. Our education support staff can help explain benefits, work with you to align resources and education goals, provide talking points to schools, colleges, and universities, and help you go confidently into the next phase of your life.

Your education is part of your loved one’s legacy for you and we want you to grow into it with as much peace of mind as possible.

To request education assistance, please call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email


Survivors attend TAPS College Experience

Financial Aid Search »

Identify potential funding options for post-secondary education and training exclusively for the military survivor community.

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TAPS College Experience »

Held every summer, this is a 4-day college preparatory experience for surviving military children who are rising Sophomores and Juniors. Apply to attend in the spring.

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Education Care Package »

Survivors headed off to college or enrolled as current college freshman can sign up to receive a personalized Education Care Package.

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TAPS Quick Series Guide »

Get information on federal, state, branch of service, and community education benefits, helpful college advice, a scholarship application check list and more.

TAPS High School Graduates 2023


TAPS Education Support Services is proud of our high school graduates! This year, we have supported over 150 high school seniors in their preparation for their post-high school endeavors. They represent high schools from all over the country, and their plans include traditional 4-year schools, but also community colleges, art school, cosmetology school, and a military academy.

Some of the institutions our students have chosen to attend include:

  • Baylor University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fordham University
  • Illinois State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Ohio State University
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Oregon
  • University of South Carolina
  • Virginia Tech

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