STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF CERTAIN DISABLED, DECEASED, COMBAT, OR POW/MIA VETERANS
The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs wishes to remind high school seniors and other interested parties of the ongoing State Scholarship Program for children of certain disabled, deceased or POW/MIA veterans.
The scholarships may be used at schools located in North Carolina that are:
(1) State-owned institutions of higher education, community colleges and technical institutions, or
(2) Privately owned, nonprofit colleges and universities.
Scholarships, with one exception, provide free tuition, certain fees and a reasonable room and board allowance in state-owned institutions and $4,500 per academic year in private institutions – the exception being that awards under the 100% service-connected disability provision provide free tuition and certain fees in state-owned institutions and $1,500 per academic year in private institutions. All awards are for four academic years and must be used within eight years from the date of award. Unlimited awards are made under Classes I & IV. Classes II and III are limited to awards each year in each class.
Interested persons are urged to contact the Franklin County Veterans Services Officer, 113 South Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549, 919-496-1939 or the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, 1259 B Aversboro Road, Garner, NC 27529, 919-662-3018, for more detailed information, advice and assistance with an application.