State Veteran Benefits Mid-Atlantic

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Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia

Maryland

Veteran's Dependents Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY:
Must attend MD postsecondary institution with minimum of six credits per semester. Sons and daughters whose parent was member of the Armed Forces and MD resident who died or was totally and permanently disabled as a direct result of military service after 12/7/41 or declared POW or MIA after 1/1/60 (Vietnam Conflict) and if the child was born prior to or while the parent was a POW or MIA; or was a state or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty; or a POW on or after 1/1/60 as a result of Vietnam and was a MD resident. The surviving spouse of any state or local public safety employee is also eligible, provided he or she does not remarry.

BENEFITS: Students applying for renewal rewards are given first priority. The amount must be used for tuition and mandatory fees at any eligible institution, but may not exceed the equivalent resident undergraduate annual tuition and mandatory fees of the University of Maryland, College Park.

APPLICATION: Must complete the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship application. Maryland Higher Education Commission, State Scholarship Administration, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1781; telephone: 410-974-5370.

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North Carolina

In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans, a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

To qualify, the applicant must:

  1. At time of application, applicant must be under age 25, domiciled, and resident of North Carolina.
  2. Veteran parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at time of said veteran's entrance into that period of service in the armed forces during which eligibility is established.

OR

  1. The applicant is the natural child, or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth.
  2. The veteran’s disabilities must have occurred during a period of war.

For Classes II and III, which are competitive, the application must be received in the Assistant Secretary’s Office on or before March 1st. There is no deadline for Classes IA, IB, or IV. For additional information refer to the classes chart giving a synopsis of the scholarships offered and North Carolina General Statute Chapter 165, Article 4.

For details and to see if the North Carolina school you have chosen is approved, consult a local VSO or write to the Assistant Secretary for Veterans Affairs, North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, 1315 Mail Service Center, Albemarle Building, Suite 1065, Raleigh, NC 27699-1315.

 

South Carolina

Free Tuition for Veterans' Children:

This state benefit is for children of certain war veterans attending SC state-supported colleges and universities as well as state-supported post-high school technical education institutions. Certain residency and other requirements apply. Application forms may be downloaded online at: http://www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/ftapp.pdf.

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Virginia

The Virginia War Orphans Education Program

ELIGIBILITY:
The Virginia War Orphans Education Program provides educational assistance for children, or surviving children, of certain veterans. To be eligible for assistance under this program, an applicant must meet the following basic eligibility requirements.

MILITARY SERVICE & DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS

One of the applicant’s parents must have served in the armed forces of the United States; and must be permanently and totally disabled due to war or other armed conflict; or

One of the applicant’s parents must have died as a result of war or other armed conflict; or

One of the applicant’s parents must be listed as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

VIRGINIA RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

The applicant’s parent, on which eligibility is based, must have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of entry into active military service; or

The applicant’s parent, on which eligibility is based, must have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for at least five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to the date of application or death; or

The surviving parent must have been a citizen of Virginia for at least five (5) years prior to marrying the deceased parent, or must have been a citizen of Virginia for at least five (5) consecutive years immediately prior to the date on which application was submitted by or on behalf of such child for admission to any educational or training institution in this Commonwealth.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. The applicant must be no less than sixteen (16) years of age, and no more than twenty-five (25) years of age.
  2. The applicant must use this entitlement to attend either a Virginia state supported secondary or post-secondary educational institution.
  3. Eligible individuals are entitled to a maximum of forty-eight (48) months of tuition-free education and required fees at any Virginia state supported secondary or post-secondary educational institution.
  4. Individuals entitled to this benefit may use it to pursue any vocational, technical, undergraduate or graduate program of instruction. Generally, programs listed in the academic catalogs of institutions are acceptable, provided they have a clearly defined educational objective, i.e., certificate, diploma, or degreeBENEFITS:

APPLICATION:

Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Affairs 270 Franklin Road, SW Room 1012, Poff Federal Building, Roanoke, VA 24011-2215.

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West Virginia

Dependents of Deceased Veterans Tuition Waiver

ELIGIBILITY:
Children (age 16-23) one year WV residence, orphaned child who's veteran parent was killed during hostile actions.

BENEFITS: Free tuition at state supported institutions of higher education, plus a maximum of $500 for fees, board, room, books and supplies and other expenses.

APPLICATION: West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs, 1321 Plaza East, Suite 101 Charleston, WV 25301-1400 tel: 304-558-3661.

Note: All applications must be approved by the Advisory Committee of War Orphans Education Program. This committee meets only twice per year as follows: The third Monday in July to consider application for the fall semester. The first Monday in December to consider applications for the spring semester. All application must be received at least five days prior to committee meetings. Late applications will not be considered.

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