Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits Brochure

Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for education benefits:

• Post 911 GI Bill ®  (Chapter 33)

• Montgomery Bill (MGIB, Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606)

• Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)

• Post Vietnam Era Veterans’ Education Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)

 

What Happens to my VA Benefits if I Drop a Class?

 

‘Choosing the Right School’ Guide

 

GI Bill ® Comparison Tool

 

VA’s “Know Before You Go” video

 

Purple Heart Scholarships – deadline January 26, 2018

The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program

The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals.

The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program

These grants are available annually to children and spouses of Veterans whose deaths or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed to illness that was contracted while serving in combat action, or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since September 11, 2001.  The total number of Veterans that may receive a grant in any year is limited by statute to 25.  The Veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service or at the time of death or injury.  The Missouri Veteran’s Commission determines whether the Veteran meets the program’s requirements.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), but
  • meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent or guardian’s death.

 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships:

Army ROTC                  

Air Force ROTC             

Naval ROTC    

Marine ROTC                  

 

The following major national organizations offer scholarships primarily to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families:

American Legion            

AMVETS 

Disabled American Veterans    

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

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