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  • Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship
    Deadline: June 30
    Amount: Full Tuition
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    Sponsor: Alabama GI and Dependents Educational Benefit Act

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, stepchildren, spouse or un-remarried widow(er) of a veteran with service-related disabilities rated at 20 percent or more; whose parent/spouse died with such a rating; whose parent/spouse was a POW; whose parent/spouse was declared an MIA or whose parent/spouse died during active military service in the line of duty. The scholarship pays up to five years of full tuition at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning including mandatory textbooks. The scholarship also covers 18 months of technical training including mandatory textbooks at any Alabama state-supported technical school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs
    R.S.A. Plaza Building, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 470
    Montgomery, AL 36104

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  • California Fee Waiver Program for Children of Veterans
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full tuition
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    Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, spouses, unmarried surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of veterans who are deceased or totally disabled due to service-related causes. The veteran must have served during a qualifying war period, and the child must be under 27 years of age (30 if the child is a veteran). There is no age limit for spouses or domestic partners. Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability, had one at the time of death or died of service-related causes may qualify if their income is at or below the national poverty level. In this case, there is no age limit.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
    Deadline: As soon as possible after October 1
    Amount: Up to $2,800
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    Sponsor: Michigan Student Aid

    Eligibility: Applicants must be older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran who died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. Students must be enrolled at least half-time, be Michigan residents for one year prior to program application, and be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or approved refugees. Applicants must not be in default on a Federal student loan.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Student Scholarships and Grants
    P.O. Box 30462
    Lansing, MI 48909-7962

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  • Exemption from Tuition Fees for Dependents of Kentucky Veterans
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full tuition
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    Sponsor: Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows or widowers of qualifying Kentucky veterans. The veteran must have died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, be 100 percent disabled from service, be totally disabled with wartime service or be deceased and have served during wartime. Children of veterans must be 26 years of age or younger.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, birth or marriage certificate, veteran's discharge certificate, death certificate or disability award letter and evidence of Kentucky residency are required.

    Attn.: Tuition Waiver Coordinator
    321 West Main Street
    Suite 390
    Louisville, KY 40202

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  • Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Tulsa Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7030 South Yale Avenue
    Suite 600
    Tulsa, OK 74136

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  • Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: $5,000
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    Sponsor: Folds of Honor

    Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses or children of U.S. service members who were killed in action, lost a limb, died while on active duty or who has at least a 10 percent combined service-connected evaluation. Students must be currently attending or recently accepted into an accredited degree program or vocation program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5800 N. Patriot Drive
    Owasso, OK 74055

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  • Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
    Deadline: January 22
    Amount: $500
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    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Michigan

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Michigan who are planning to attend a Michigan college or university and who are the sons or daughters or grandchildren of veterans. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide proof of a parent's military service record and an indication of their abilities to fulfill their goals and intentions. They should send scholarship information to their county district committee person.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Suite A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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  • Heroes Promise
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/Heroes Promise

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma who are children of any person killed after Jan. 1, 2000, in the line of duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or who died after Jan. 1, 2000, as a result of an injury sustained while in the line of duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Students must enroll within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education prior to the age of 21.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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  • Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship
    Deadline: March 1
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a nursing program or students who are already attending nursing school in Illinois. They must have financial need and a satisfactory academic record, character and activity record. Dependents of deceased or disabled veterans receive priority.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    AMVETS Department of Illinois
    2200 South Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62703

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  • James A. Wells, Sr. Veterans Scholarship
    Deadline: May 17
    Amount: $1,000
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    Sponsor: Kaufman & Stigger PLLC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Kentucky or Indiana residents and U.S. military veterans or spouses or children of a veteran living or deceased. Students must be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled students at a two- or four-year college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. An essay submission on a provided prompt is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7513 New La Grange Road
    Louisville, KY 40222

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  • John L. Cullor/Humble Heroes Perpetual Scholarship
    Deadline: August 31
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Indian Hills Community College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students who are veterans or are children or spouses of veterans injured or killed in the line of duty or whose military service have caused financial hardship. Priority will be given to applicants from Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello or Wayne Counties.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    525 Grandview Ave
    Ottumwa, IA 52501

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  • Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: March 15
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children of United States Naval Academy graduates or Navy members who served in the submarine service. The Navy member or Academy graduate must have died on active duty or have 100 percent disability and be medically retired. Applicants must also be accepted and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail.

    P.O. Box 55
    Unionville, CT 06085

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  • Louisiana Veterans State Aid Program
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full tuition and fees
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    Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children or surviving spouses of United States Armed Forces veterans who died or became at least 90 percent disabled in service or from a service-connected disability incurred during wartime. Deceased veterans must have been a Louisiana resident for at least 12 months before entering the service, and disabled veterans must have lived in the state at least 24 months prior to the dependent's admission into the program. Spouses must use the program within 10 years of establishing eligibility, and children must be between 16 and 25 years of age.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your Parish Veterans Service Office.

    P.O. Box 94095
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

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  • MIA/POW Scholarship
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full Tuition
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    Sponsor: Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of veterans who reside in the State of Illinois at the time of entry into Active duty and who meet one of five criteria. Students must provide proof of registration or acceptance letter to college or university. Selection is based on overall strength of application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: MIA/POW Scholarship Program
    833 South Spring Street
    Springfield, IL 62794

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  • Military Dependents Scholarship
    Deadline: July 1
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Arkansas and U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Students must be the biological, legally adopted child OR spouse of an eligible Arkansas veteran and enrolled in, or be accepted for admission to, an approved Arkansas public or private institution. Applicants must be seeking a bachelor's degree or certificate of completion at any public or private college, university or technical school in Arkansas.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    423 Main Street
    Suite 400
    Little Rock, AR 72201

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  • Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarships
    Deadline: Varies
    Amount: Up to full tuition plus living expenses
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    Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

    Eligibility: Military personnel must have been injured on or after August 2, 1990, and they must have been New York state residents at the time of the injury.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Military Service Recognition Scholarships
    Deadline: June 30
    Amount: Varies
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    Sponsor: New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children, spouses or dependents of members of the United States Armed Forces or state organized militia who died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities any time on or after August 2, 1990 and while a resident of New York.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor
    Albany, NY 12223

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  • NDVA Waiver of Tuition
    Deadline: Prior to the start of any term
    Amount: Full tuition
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    Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, stepchildren, spouses or widows of veterans who died of a service-connected injury or illness, became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service or was classified as MIA or POW during armed conflict after August 4th, 1964. They must be Nebraska residents and attend a state college, university or community college.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your County Veterans Service Officer.

    State Service Office
    3800 Village Drive
    P.O. Box 85816
    Lincoln, NE 68501-5816

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  • North Dakota Dependent Tuition Waiver
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full tuition
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    Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of a North Dakota veteran who was killed in action, died or became disabled because of a service-connected injury, was a prisoner of war or was declared missing in action. Students must enroll in a North Dakota public institution of higher learning and earn their degree or certificate within 45 months or ten semesters.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your financial aid office.

    4201 38th Street S.
    Suite 104
    Fargo, ND 58104

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  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
    Deadline: June 30
    Amount: $450
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    Sponsor: NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New York residents and must have been living in New York at the time of Armed Forces service. Applicants are eligible for the award if their parent(s) were killed during a period of war or national emergency, if they were reported missing, taken as a Prisoner of War, or suffered 40% disability as a result of service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    99 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12255

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  • Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Up to full tuition
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    Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents

    Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses or children of peace officers, firefighters or certain other safety officers who died in the line of duty anywhere in the United States. Applicants who are children and spouses of a member of the armed services of the US, who was killed in the line of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or a combat zone designated by the President of the United States are also eligible for this this award. The applicant must be an Ohio resident and attend an Ohio college or university. The award covers full tuition and required fees at public institutions and a portion of tuition and fees at private institutions.

    How to apply: Applications are available from the Ohio Board of Regents State Grants and Scholarships Department.

    State Grants and Scholarships Department
    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43215-3414

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  • South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans
    Deadline: Contact sponsor to confirm deadline
    Amount: Full tuition waiver
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    Sponsor: South Carolina Division of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Veteran must be awarded a VA Disability Rating of 100%, Permanent and Total by US Dept. of Veterans' Affairs (CH 35). If not 100%, P&T, veteran must be one of the following: Purple Heart, Congressional Medal of Honor or Missing in action. A one-year SC residency requirement for both veteran and dependent child. Students must attend a state-supported college, university or technical school in South Carolina. Applicants must be 26 years old or younger.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    VA Regional Office
    6437 Garners Ferry Road
    Suite 1126
    Columbia, SC 29209

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  • William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship
    Deadline: January 22
    Amount: $500
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    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of Michigan

    Eligibility: Applicants must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of war-time veterans, residents of Michigan, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a college or university. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic standing and applicants' goals. Applicants must also provide proof of a parent's military service record. They should send scholarship information to the county district committee person.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    212 N. Verlinden Avenue, Suite A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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