Fla. Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

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Amount
Awarded

$3,855

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 335 initial awards disbursed.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must enroll in six or more credit hours (or 180 or more clock hours, or the equivalent) per term.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. Must be a resident of Florida.
  5. Must be the eligible relative of a veteran who died as a result of service connected disability sustained while on active duty OR is certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100 percent permanent and total disabilities OR is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States. Additional details on eligibility requirements for veterans are available online at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/home/uamain.htm.
  6. Must be a dependent child OR spouse OR widow/widower of an eligible military member. The spouse of a deceased veteran cannot have remarried. Additional details on eligibility requirements for students are available on the OSFA website at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/home/uamain.htm.
  7. Must attend or plan to attend an eligible college or university in Florida.
  8. Must enroll in an undergraduate degree or certificate program.
  9. Must be 16 to 22 years of age if a dependent child.

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

Description: This award is available for Florida undergraduate students who are attending an eligible college or university in Florida. Students must be the dependent child or spouse or un-remarried widow(er) of a Florida veteran or service member who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty OR has been verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs as having service-connected 100 percent total and permanent disabilities OR is classified as a POW or MIA.

Application requirements for the Fla. Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV) provides funding for tuition and registration fees at an eligible public postsecondary institution to dependent children or unremarried spouses of qualified Florida veterans. Eligible students must: not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made; not have previously received a baccalaureate degree. Applicants will be evaluated and notified approximately at the end of June for eligibility determination. The postsecondary institution will disburse the scholarship to an eligible student each term after the end of regular registration, inclusive of the drop/add period. Awards are not available for the summer term.

Award Amount: Students enrolled at an eligible Florida public postsecondary institution will receive an award equal to the amount of tuition and required registration fees. Students enrolled at an eligible private postsecondary institution will receive a fixed award calculated by using the average matriculation and fee calculation for full-time attendance at a public postsecondary education institution at the comparable level. Please note: A student enrolled part time shall receive a reduced award by either one-half or three-fourths of the maximum award. Awards are automatically renewable for up to 110 percent of the number of the required credit hours of an initial baccalaureate degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. To be eligible for renewal, a participant must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and earned six credit hours or 180 clock hours, or the equivalent, per term for which the award was received.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,855.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications are available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website. Students must apply online by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). The FFAA opens Dec. 1 each year. Students should review and follow the detailed instructions listed on the OSFA website prior to beginning the application. The FFAA must be completed by April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis if sufficient funds remain. Please note: Students must ensure that the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs receives a complete and error-free Form CDDV-1 by April 1. Form CDDV-1 corresponds to Question 31a-g on the FFAA.
Contact: Theresa Antworth
Address: 325 W. Gaines St. Suite 1314 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

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