North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Scholarship
North Carolina Scholarship Program was created to show its appreciation for the services and sacrifices of its war veterans. The scholarship program applies to North Carolina schools.
The scholarship is for eight academic semesters and the recipient has eight years to utilize the eight academic semesters.
The Scholarship program has been established for a child, as that term is defined in 37 U.S.C. § 401 of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA veterans. Applicant must be under the age of 25 at the time of application. The veteran's qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war. At time of application, applicant must be domiciled and a resident of North Carolina.
Qualifying Criteria for Veteran Parent:
The veteran’s qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war. (Exception: Eligibility may exist for peacetime veterans or reservists/National Guard if disability or death was incurred as a result of armed conflict or while engaged in extra-hazardous service.)
Class IA: Dies during wartime service or service-connected death.
Class IB: Is or was at the time of his death receiving compensation for a wartime service-connected disability of one hundred percent (100%) as rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Class II: Is or was at the time of the parent's death receiving compensation for a wartime service-connected disability of twenty percent (20%) or more, but less than one hundred percent (100%), as rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, OR
Was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received as a result of an act of any opposing
armed force, as a result of an international terrorist attack, or as result of military operations while serving as part of a peacekeeping force.
Class III: Is or was at the time of his death drawing pension for permanent and total disability, nonservice-connected, as rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Served in a combat zone, or waters adjacent to a combat zone, or any other campaign, expedition, or engagement for which the United States Department of Defense authorizes a campaign badge or medal.
Class IV: Former POW or MIA.
For Class II & III, the application must be submitted on or before February 14th Annually. One hundred Class II and Class III are awarded Annually, on or about July 1.
Class IA, IB or IV must be submitted on or before December 1 to be awarded on or about January 1; or submitted on or before June 1 to be awarded on or about July 1.
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