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MIA/POW Scholarship


Any spouse, natural child, adopted child, or any step child of a veteran. Child must attend school prior to 26th birthday. No age limit for spouse. Veteran must be MIA, POW, died as the result of service connected disability determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs or is 100% service connected disabled permanent and total established by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. Veteran must have been an Illinois resident at time of entry into service, or became an Illinois resident within 6 months after entering service, or been an Illinois resident for 15 continuous years at time of application. Scholarship is equivalent to four full years of college, including summer terms. Based on a point system with 120 points as the maximum. Applicant has 12 years to utilize scholarship from the date they begin using it.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 26 years old
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Illinois
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Illinois

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Contact Mr. Dan Wellman
Tel: 217-782-7838 Address 833 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62794-9432