In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Maryland veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts (VAIC) Scholarship Program
This Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to the United States Armed Forces Personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full time or part time, degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible Maryland post-secondary institution.
Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who
- died as a result of military service
- has a service connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service
- has a service connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans education benefits.
- are POW/MIA’s of the Vietnam Conflict and their sons and daughters
- are sons, daughters or surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks
- are sons, daughters or surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of State of local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100% disabled
- State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100% disabled in the line of duty.
Current high school seniors, full time and part time, degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
Maryland State National Guard Education Benefits
Up to 50% of Tuition and Fees for waiver and up to $750 or 50% of remaining balance after applying all other applicable benefits.
For Reimbursement: Must attain a C or better and is limited to E4 and below pursuing first degree.
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For more information regarding Maryland veterans’ benefits, please visit – Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
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