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MIA/POW Scholarship

Sponsored by: Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs


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Applicant must be the natural child, legally adopted child, step-child, or spouse of a veteran or service person who has been declared by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, have died as the result of a service-connected disability or be permanently and totally disabled from service-connected causes with 100% disability, and who, at the time of entering the service, was an Illinois resident or an Illinois resident within six months of entering service. Applicant must attend an Illinois state supported college or university.


Application deadline Year-round
Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest Scholarship
Award coverage Full Tuition
Award may be used without renewal until recipient reaches 120 credit hours.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no

Contact Information

Tracy Mahan
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432 United States

Phone: (217) 782-3564
Fax: (217) 782-4161
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