Scholarships for Iraq Veterans

Nationwide

- The Fund for Veterans Education Scholarship – UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

            - This is the largest scholarship available and the easiest to get.

            - You must have served 60 days in support of IOF/OEF or have an injury that prevented you from serving 60 days.

            - Application deadline June 15, 2008.

            -See www.veteransfund.org to apply and get more detailed information

 

- Horatio Alger Military Scholarship – UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

            -This one is a little more difficult to acquire but is generous once you get accepted, I have a few close friends using this one

            -Application period will resume in a few months, keep checking the site to see when it reopens

            -OIF/OEF Vet Service after 9/11

            -Financial need considered

            -U.S. Citizenship Required

            -Minimum GPA of 2.0 and completion of no more than 60 Semester Hours

            - see http://www.horatioalger.com/Scholarships_military/index.cfm for more information

           

State Specific Programs

- Connecticut Tuition Waivers – GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE

            -If you are a CT resident or willing to relocate for school you may be able to use this.

            - Connecticut State Colleges & Universities including (UConn) are included.

            -90 day active duty requirement

            -There are some program restrictions so look at each University site carefully while considering.

            -Covers tuition only, not "fees"

            -See sites of Connecticut State Schools for all details.

           

- Maryland – UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

            -If you are a MD resident, currently enrolled in a MD State college or willing to relocate you may be able to use this.

            -Generous 50% award

            -Can apply if resident of Maryland or if enrolled in a Maryland state funded college

            - See http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_vaic.asp for full details

 

- Massachusetts Tuition Waivers- UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE

            - Residents of MA or those willing to relocate may be able to use this.

            -Covers only Tuition not Fees

            -Can be used at most MA state universities & colleges and most programs.

            - See http://www.osfa.mass.edu/default.asp?page=categoricalWaiver for more information

 

-Minnesota- UNDERGRADUATE

            - All veterans receive in state tuition rates for undergraduate programs at state universities

             

- New York- UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE

            -NY residents & Afghanistan Veterans can receive a $1000 per semester grant if they are attending college in the state

            -See http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/SFC/2/Veterans_Tuition_Awards for full details.

 

- Wisconsin

            -Wisconsin has its own "GI Bill" program. You must have been a Wisconsin resident at entry to service to be eligible.

            -See http://dva.state.wi.us/Ben_education.asp for full details.