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  • Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship
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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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  • 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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  • MIA/POW Scholarship
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    Year-round
    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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  • Mississippi Educational Assistance for MIA/POW Dependents
    Full tuition
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    Sponsor: Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of armed service members from or stationed in Mississippi who have been prisoners of war or missing in action. The scholarship will pay tuition for up to eight semesters at an accredited institution of higher learning.

    How to apply: Applications are available from Mississippi Veterans Affairs offices.

    P.O. Box 5947
    Pearl, MS 39288-5947

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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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  • Peter Connacher Memorial Scholarship
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    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must provide proof of POW status and POW's discharge papers from the military, along with stating the relationship of the applicant to the POW. Students must fill out the FAFSA. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application, with preference given to residents of Oregon; financial need may be taken into account.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • Reduced Tuition - Dependents of Prisoner of War or Those Missing in Action
    Full tuition
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    Sponsor: South Dakota Board of Regents

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children or spouses of veterans who were declared POW or MIA. Applicants must confirm that the parent/spouse who is declared POW or MIA must have official residency listed as South Dakota and declaration of POW or MIA status must be made by United States Secretary of Defense. Benefits may be received for up to eight semesters or twelve quarters.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • South Carolina Tuition Program for Children of Certain War Veterans
    Full tuition waiver
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    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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  • 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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