Virginia War Orphans Education Program

The Virginia War Orphans Education Program provides educational assistance for children, or surviving children, of certain war-disabled veterans.

One of the applicant's parents must have served in the armed forces of the U.S. and must be permanently and totally disabled, or deceased due to war or other armed conflict or must be listed as a POW or MIA.

The parent on which eligibility is based must have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of entry into active military service; or must have been a resident for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to the date of application or death; or the surviving parent must have been a resident for a least five years prior to marrying the deceased parent, or must have been a resident for aleast five consecutive years immediately prior to the date on which application was submitted by or on behalf of such child to admission to any educational or training institution in the Commonwealth. Applicant must be between 16 and 25 years of age. Entitlement may be used to attend either a Virginia State supported secondary or postsecondary educational institution.

Amount: A maximum of 48 months of tutition-free education and required fees at any Virginia State suppoarted secondary or postsecondary educational instition. May be used to pursue any vocational, technical, undergradute or graduate program of instruction. Program must have a clearly defined educational objective, i.e., certificate, diploma, or degree.

Applications and additional information available from:
VA Department of Veteran's Services
270 Franklin Road. Room 503
Poff Federal Buiding
Roanoke, Va. 24011-2215

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