Edgewood College Military, Veterans, and Dependent Scholarships

Edgewood College is honored to offer four (4) different scholarship opportunities to active, reserve, or National Guard service members, honorably discharged veterans, and their dependents, who are currently enrolled. Descriptions of the scholarship founders and applicable eligibility requirements for the different scholarships are listed below. 

Elizabeth O'Brien Scholarship Fund 

Elizabeth graduated from Edgewood College in 1944 and went on to become a teacher with the Department of Defense. During her career, she taught children on military bases around the world. 

The Elizabeth A. O’Brien Scholarship Fund is open to all current service members and/or veterans who have served more than 2 years in any capacity or branch of the Armed Services. 

Naylor Classic Charities Scholarship 

The Naylor family has a rich history of public service ranging from military service to education to law enforcement, as well as, serving in a variety federal and state service roles. The scholarship was developed by Joe Naylor, a 2013 Edgewood College graduate of the Returning Adult Accelerated Degree program, with Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior & Leadership. Currently, Joe serves as the Chief of Community Relations / Voluntary Services for the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Naylor Classic Charities Scholarship is the result of a great amount of effort by the Naylor family to give back to the communities that have served them and is open to adult students that are currently serving in any capacity of the military or those who are veterans of any branch of the Armed Services.

Roger Boeker Veterans Fund 

Roger joined the Marine Corps in 1965 and served a 13-month tour in Vietnam. Following his service, Roger briefly returned to Madison, before moving throughout the United States to work for several large food companies. In 1992, Roger returned to Madison, where he began teaching undergraduate business courses at Edgewood College. As someone who understood the importance of education, Roger completed his MBA at Edgewood College in 1997. 

The Roger Boeker Veterans Fund is open to student veterans that have served at least 360 days on active duty, have received honorable discharge or continue to serve honorably, are registered at least as a ¾ time undergraduate or ½ as a graduate student, and are pursuing a degree in sciences, technology, engineering, math, or degrees housed in the School of Business or School of Nursing. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have received their Eagle Scout badge or Gold Award; those who have served in the Marine Corps or as a Navy Corpsman; those who have served in an active combat zone; those who have served in combat; and those who have participated in a Foreign Service campaign. 

WPS Veterans Scholarship 

Through its Military and Veterans Health division, WPS Health Solutions administers claims and provides customer service and related activities worldwide for the U.S. Defense Health Agency and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The WPS Health Solutions Veterans Scholarship was started in 2015 through a generous grant from the WPS Charitable Foundation in Madison. The Foundation also provides financial support for veterans programming at Edgewood College.

The WPS Health Solutions Veterans Scholarship is open to all current service members, veterans, and dependents of veterans who are attending Edgewood College.


Contact us at VeteransOffice@edgewood.edu for more details.

Office of Military & Veterans Services


Matthew Schroeder
Matthew Schroeder
Director of Military and Veterans Services

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