Alabama GI Dependents’ Educational Benefit Program

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Amount
Awarded

$3,500

Awarded
Awarded By:

Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs

Number of Awards & Eligibility: All eligible students will be considered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be the child, stepchild, spouse or un-married widow(er) of a veteran who: is disabled or who was killed as the result of a service-connected disability; or, died while on active military service in the line of duty.
  3. The be a resident of Alabama. The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the State of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to (a) the initial entry into active military service or (b) any subsequent period of military service in which a break (1 year or more) in service occurred and the Alabama civilian residency was established.
  4. Must attend an Alabama State supported institution.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen and/or permanent resident.
  6. Must be a high school senior or older at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available to Alabama resident undergraduate and graduate students who are dependents of a veteran who was disabled or killed as the result of a service-connected disability or death while on active military service in the line of duty (this also includes veterans who were declared MIA or are former POWs). The student must attend an Alabama state supported postsecondary institution.

Application requirements for the Alabama GI Dependents’ Educational Benefit Program are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Military Service: The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service during wartime, or honorably discharged by reason of service-connected disability after serving less than 90 days of continuous active federal military service during wartime. The ADVA will recognize the following periods of wartime service: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 (World War I); December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 (World War II); June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korean War); February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War); August 2, 1990 - Today (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan) Disability Requirements: The veteran must be rated 20% or more due to service-connected disabilities or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death, a former prisoner of war (POW), declared missing in action (MIA), died as the result of a service-connected disability, or died while on active military service in the line of duty. Residency Requirements: The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the State of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to (a) the initial entry into active military service or (b) any subsequent period of military service in which a break (1 year or more) in service occurred and the Alabama civilian residency was established. Permanently service-connected veterans rated at 100% who did not enter service from Alabama, may qualify after establishing at least five years of permanent residency in Alabama prior to filing of an application or immediately prior to death, if deceased.

Award Amount: Recipients are entitled with up to five standard academic years or part-time equivalent at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any Alabama state-supported technical school without payment of any tuition, required textbooks or instructional fees. A spouse or un-remarried widow (er) of a veteran who is rated 20 - 90% due to service-connected disabilities are only entitled to three standard academic years without payment of tuition, required textbooks and instructional fees or a prescribed technical course not to exceed 18 months of training.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,500.

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Address: 770 Washington Ave. RSA Plaza Building, Suite 530 Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2755

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