The Horatio Alger Military Scholarship is reported to be the first national scholarship specific specifically for Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans. The Horatio Alger Association will distribute a total of $10 million in scholarships to honorably discharged American veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. To be eligible, veterans must have served in Afghanistan or Iraq in 2001 or later and must demonstrate U.S. citizenship, financial need, and the intent to pursue bachelor's degrees. The deadline for applications is April 15th. Stars and Stripes reports that the $5,000 scholarships are to be paid directly to the schools in $1,250 increments over four years. For more information on the scholarships, including an online application, visit www.horatioalger.com/scholarships_military.