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  • Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship
    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
    Full tuition
    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/Spouse of Deceased/Disabled Veterans Scholarship
    Sponsor: Florida Gateway College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students at Florida Gateway College. Students must be children or spouses of deceased or disabled veterans.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Highway 90 East
    Lake City, FL 32025-2007

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  • Exemption from Tuition Fees for Dependents of Kentucky Veterans
    Full tuition
    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 Higher Education Scholarship
    March 31
    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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  • James A. Wells, Sr. Veterans Scholarship
    May 17
    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
    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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  • Louisiana Veterans State Aid Program
    Full tuition and fees
    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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  • Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarships
    Up to full tuition plus living expenses
    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
    June 30
    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
    Full tuition
    Prior to the start of any term
    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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  • Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund
    Sponsor: Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

    Eligibility: Applicants must apply for this scholarship as it provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of peace officers, firefighters, and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. Students must not be eligible for the Ohio War Orphans scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    375 Dixmyth Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45220-2489

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  • Past President's Parley Nurses Scholarship
    April 1
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of North Dakota

    Eligibility: Students must be residents of North Dakota and the child or spouse of a veteran. Applicants must also be planning to attend or are already attending a North Dakota School of Nursing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    405 W. Maine Avenue, Suite 4A
    P.O. Box 5057
    West Fargo, ND 58078

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  • Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program
    Up to $5,000
    March 11
    Sponsor: Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program, Scholarship America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have graduated high school (or obtained a GED) and who have served in the U.S. military. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school the following fall. Award will increase with renewal to encourage completion of program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

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