State Education Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

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The Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship Program is for dependents of veterans who have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active-duty military service, or who were honorably discharged with a service-related disability before serving 90 days. It covers dependent children, stepchildren, military spouses, and unmarried military widow(ers). The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to entry into the military.

The Alabama military education benefits provided by this program allow for four standard academic years, or the part-time equivalent, at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or vocational school. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate or graduate course work, and it may be used for online degree programs. The scholarship may cover the costs of tuition, textbooks, and laboratory fees.

Application is available from: 
Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509 or any local County Veterans Service Officer.

The Spouse (POW/KIA/MIA) Scholarship provides for free tuition, books, and fees at state institutions of higher learning or trade school. The spouse of a veteran is eligible if the veteran was killed in the line of duty, has a disability incurred from active service, MIA during Vietnam, is 100% disabled, or was/is a POW.



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