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Alabama G.I. Dependents Scholarship Program in USA, 2018

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs awards Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship Program to the permanent residents of the State of Alabama. These scholarships are for military dependents are available at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any state-supported technical school. The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service or honorably discharged by reason of service-connected disability after serving less than 90 days of continuous active federal military service. Applicants applying for benefits under the scholarship program beginning on or after Fall (August 1) will be eligible for benefits at the in-state and undergraduate tuition rate. Applicants who were previously denied benefits based solely on the veteran’s peacetime status may re-apply.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all subjects.
Course Level: Scholarship is available at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any state-supported technical school.
Scholarship Provider: The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility:
Military Service: The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service or honorably discharged by reason of service-connected disability after serving less than 90 days of continuous active federal military service.
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 immediately prior to the filing of an application or immediately prior to death, if deceased.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Alabama G.I. Dependents ScholarshipThese Alabama scholarships are open for military dependents who are residents of the State of Alabama.

Scholarship Description: This nationally renowned program was created by Act 633 and approved October 1947 by the Alabama Legislature. It is administered by the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs and is governed by the Code of Alabama 1975, Section 31-6-1. The veteran must meet the qualifications to establish eligibility of his/her dependents. A dependent is defined as a child, stepchild, spouse or the un-remarried widow (er) of the veteran.

Number of award(s): There is no restriction on the number of eligible dependents under the veteran; however, each dependent may only receive the benefit once, regardless of changes in their future dependency status.

Duration of award(s): As of Fall 2009, children and stepchildren of qualified veterans may receive five standard academic years (10 semesters) at any Alabama state-supported institution. Participants in the program prior to Fall 2009 are eligible for four standard academic years (8 semesters) or two standard academic years (4 semesters), respectively.

What does it cover? As of Fall 2009, children and stepchildren of qualified veterans may receive five standard academic years (10 semesters) at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any state-supported technical school without payment of any tuition, mandatory textbooks or instructional fees. Additionally, eligible spouses and un-remarried widow(er)s of a qualified veteran rated as 100% permanently and totally disabled may also receive five standard academic years (10 semesters) at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any state-supported technical school without payment of any tuition, mandatory textbooks or instructional fees. Exception: As of Fall 2009, a spouse or un-remarried widow (er) of a veteran rated 20% to 90% disabled is entitled to three standard academic years (6 semesters) without payment of tuition, mandatory textbooks, and instructional fees or completion of the duration of one prescribed technical course not to exceed 18 months. Participants in the program prior to Fall 2009 are eligible for four standard academic years (8 semesters) or two standard academic years (4 semesters), respectively.
Note: Applicants applying for benefits under the scholarship program beginning on or after Fall (August 1) will be eligible for benefits at the in-state and undergraduate tuition rate. Note: Applicants who were previously denied benefits based solely on the veteran’s peacetime status may re-apply and receive benefits under the scholarship program to include graduate courses if applicable.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications may be obtained at any Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Office. Please contact the ADVA Veterans Service Office nearest you.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for previously denied applicants must be resubmitted by August 1.

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