North Carolina Veterans & Disabled Veterans Benefits
In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Colorado veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans
Over 20,000 scholarships have been awarded to children of North Carolina veterans. North Carolina’s 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 the qualifying natural or an adopted child (if adopted before the age of 15) children 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.
North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation (NCNGA) to provide a $10,000 scholarship, to be awarded for study at one of the UNC System Universities and a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded for study at a community college within the North Carolina Community College System.
The recipients, to be selected by the NCNGA Educational Foundation, must be a son, daughter or grandchild of a soldier or airman assigned to a unit in the North Carolina National Guard that has been placed into any military service and has become permanently disabled or deceased during active duty.
North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Program
Provides tuition assistance for active members of the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard. Assistance for tuition to qualified members of the NCNG is awarded up to $4,515.02 per academic year.
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For more information regarding North Carolina veterans’ benefits, please visit – North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.