MDVA Surviving Spouse/Dependent Education Benefit

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Awarded By

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Award Amount

Students will receive benefits as follows under this program: free tuition at Minnesota 'institutions of university grade' (MNSCU - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota) until a bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) has been obtained; and a maximum payment of $750 in any one fiscal year (July 1-June 30). This amount may be used for fees, books & supplies, and/or room & board. At institutions where the free tuition part of the program does not apply, it may also be used toward tuition. Recipients must reapply each fiscal year.


Approximately 50 to 100 awards offered annually.

Additional Information

For war orphans to qualify, they must have a veteran parent who died due to a service-related situation.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) website. Each first-time applicant must include the following with his/her application: a copy of his/her Minn ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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