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  • American Legion Legacy Scholarships
    Up to $20,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: American Legion

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children or adopted children of a parent who was in the U.S. military and died in active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Students must be high school seniors or high school graduates pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate study in the U.S.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    700 North Pennsylvania Street
    P.O. Box 1055
    Indianapolis, IN 46206

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  • Delaware Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
    Full tuition and fees
    6-8 weeks prior to the start of classes
    Sponsor: Department of Education - School Supports

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who have been Delaware residents for at least three years prior to application. They must be the child of an armed forces member who died from a service-related cause, is/was a prisoner of war or has been declared missing in action; a state police officer whose death was service-related or a Department of Transportation employee who worked on the state highway system whose death was job-related. Applicants must be 16 to 24 years of age. Priority is given to students attending a Delaware public college, followed by students attending Delaware private colleges and those attending out-of-state institutions. Those attending private or out-of-state colleges must pursue majors that are not offered by Delaware public colleges.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

    The Townsend Building
    401 Federal Street
    Suite 2
    Dover, DE 19901-3639

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  • Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
    $500
    January 9
    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, Ste. A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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  • Heroes Promise
    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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  • Iowa War Orphans Educational Assistance
    $600-$11,844
    Varies
    Sponsor: Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Iowa. Students must also attend an institution of higher education within the state of Iowa.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7105 NW 70th Avenue
    Johnston, IA 50131

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  • James A. Wells, Sr. Veterans Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 19
    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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  • Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship
    Varies
    March 15
    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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  • Kentucky Veterans Tuition Waiver Program
    Full tuition waiver
    Varies
    Sponsor: Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Kentucky residents and be children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses or unremarried widows/widowers of Kentucky veterans and must be age 26 or younger. The veteran must have died in active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability, have a service-connected 100 percent disability, have served during wartime and be totally disabled or have died for any reason.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • New Jersey Bankers Education Foundation Scholarships
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: New Jersey Bankers Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be pursuing a college degree or technical or vocational training. They must be spouses, children, stepchildren, grandchildren or persons for whom the soldier provided half of their support for the calendar year and have financial need. The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey, or the soldier must have been a permanent resident of or have lived on a military base in New Jersey.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    411 North Avenue East
    Cranford, NJ 07016

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  • New Mexico Children of Deceased Veterans Scholarships
    Full tuition plus stipend
    Varies
    Sponsor: New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children between the ages of 16 and 26 whose parent was a veteran who was killed in action or who died of a battle-related injury. The waiver covers tuition at any state funded college or university as well as a $150 per semester stipend to help cover books or fees.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 2324
    Santa Fe, NM 87504

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  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
    $450
    June 30
    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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  • Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans
    Varies
    September 1
    Sponsor: New Hampshire Department of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be New Hampshire residents between the ages of 16 and 25, enrolled in college at least half-time at a New Hampshire public institution of higher learning and have a parent or parents who died while on active duty or from service-related disability.

    How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

    Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
    101 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301-3494

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  • South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans
    Full tuition waiver
    Varies
    Sponsor: South Carolina Division of Veterans' Affairs

    Eligibility: Veterans must have been killed, injured, taken prisoner, pronounced missing in action or awarded the Purple Heart or Congressional Medal of Honor. 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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  • South Dakota Reduced Tuition - Children of Deceased Servicemen/women
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: South Dakota Board of Regents

    Eligibility: Applicants must be South Dakota residents who are under the age of 25. The deceased parent must have been a resident of South Dakota for at least six months before entering the service and must have died while enlisted from any cause.

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

    306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501-2545

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  • VA Essay Scholarship
    $20,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: VA Mortgage Center

    Eligibility: Students must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran from the U.S. military, and be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of the following school year. Students must also be comfortable sharing personal stories and aspirations with the Veteran's United Foundation and willing and able to provide requested documentation in a timely manner.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2101 Chapel Plaza Court
    Suite 107
    Columbia, MO 65203

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  • Vocational Technical Scholarship
    $400
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Nebraska

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Nebraska and must be veterans or veteran connected.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Department Headquarters
    P.O. Box 5227
    Lincoln, NE 68505

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  • William D. and Jewell Brewer Scholarship
    $500
    January 9
    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, Ste. A
    Lansing, MI 48915

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