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Name Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program
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Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
Renewable
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Application

Contact Information

Contact Virginia Department of Veteran’s Affairs
270 Franklin Road, S.W.
Room 503
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
Phone (540)857-7104
Fax
Email communications@schev.edu.

Scholarship Description

The Military Survivors and Dependents Program (MSDEP) provides education benefits to spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or who became at least 90 percent disabled as a result of military service in an armed conflict. Military service includes service in the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserves, the Virginia National Guard, or the Virginia National Guard Reserves. Armed conflict includes military operations against terrorism or as the result of a terrorist act, a peace-keeping mission, or any armed conflict after December 6, 1941. This program may pay for tuition and fees at any state-supported college or university. This program waives tuition and fees in Virginia. Benefits are available for up to four years.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, children and spouses of qualifying military service members must meet the following requirements.

* The child must be between ages 16 and 29; There are no age restrictions for spouses.
* The military service member must have been a Virginia citizen at the time he or she entered active duty or must have been a Virginia citizen for at least five years immediately prior to the date of the application for admission.
* In the case of a deceased military service member the veteran’s surviving spouse can meet the residency requirements if he or she lived in Virginia for at least five years prior to marrying the military service member or has been a citizen of Virginia for at least five years immediately prior to the date of application.