Over 20,000 scholarships have been awarded to children of North Carolina veterans. 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. The deadline to apply is February 14 if the Veteran's disability is less than 100% service connected or served in a combat zone. All paper applications are now obsolete and will be returned to sender. In addition:
1. Veteran parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the Armed Forces during which eligibility is established,
2. The veteran's child who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth.
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For further details and to apply, please go to Scholarships | DMVA (nc.gov).
POC: Ms. Angela Heilig
(984) 204-2981 (Office)
(919) 609-6497 (Mobile)
(844) 627-8387 (Toll Free) Option 2
VFW Youth Scholarships - "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriots Pen"
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Application deadline is October 31st.
VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship
The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to present the Continuing Education Scholarship to assist members and their immediate family members who wish to further their education by pursing a college degree or career direction at a vocational/technical school. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences. Application process begins on July 1st and closes on February 15th.