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How to Qualify for Scholarships Provided to Children of Veterans


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7/5/2016
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Children of veterans are eligible for college scholarships for schools that are approved by North Carolina. In order for the child of a veteran to receive a scholarship, the veteran must be deceased, disabled, a Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, or a combat veteran.

            A child applying for scholarships must be under the age of twenty-five. The child must also be a biological child of the veteran or adopted prior to the age of 15. The child must have been born in North Carolina and a resident of North Carolina. Also, one of these qualifications must be met in order for a child to be eligible for scholarships; the parent had to be an N.C. resident at the time of entry into military service, or the child had to be born in N.C. and reside in N.C. since birth.

            There are several different classes of scholarships depending on the criteria the veteran met. All scholarships can be awarded for four years of studying, but they must be completed within eight years in order to maintain the scholarship.

            Class I-A

This scholarship provides tuition, room, and board. It also offers fee exemptions in community, public, and technical colleges, or $4,500 per school year at a private school. In order for a child to receive this scholarship, their parent veteran must have died during wartime or service or because of service-related injuries.

            Class I-B

The Class I-B scholarship offers tuition and fee exemptions for community, public, and technical colleges and institutions, or $1,500 for every academic year at a private school. For a child of a veteran to receive this scholarship, the veteran must be receiving 100% service-connected disability compensation for disabilities obtained during wartime or was receiving disability during the time of death.

            Class II

This scholarship provides tuition, room, and board allowances, as well as fee exemptions for community, public, and technical schools or $4,500 for each school year at a private university. Children who may qualify for this scholarship must have a veteran parent who is at least 20% but less than 100% disabled due to medical conditions obtained during the period of service where the Purple Heart was awarded to veterans. Only 100 Class II scholarships are awarded each year.

            Class III

This scholarship provides rooming, tuition, and board. It also offers fee exemptions for three different types of colleges, community, public, and technical schools, or $4,500 toward each year of schooling at a private institution. In order for the child of a veteran to qualify the parent must be receiving VA benefits for disability (or have been receiving them at the time of death). The veteran must have been honorably discharged, deceased, or cannot qualify the child for any other scholarships. The veteran must have also served in a combat zone, have received a campaign or medal badge, and does not qualify the child for any other scholarship. No more than 100 Class III scholarships will be provided each year.

            Class IV

This scholarship provides payment tuition, room, and boarding for community, public, and technical schools, or $4,500 per year for a private institution. For a child to receive the Class IV scholarship the veteran parent must have been a prisoner of war or missing in action



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