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Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Sponsored by: Florida Department of Education


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Applicant must be the dependent child or unremarried spouse of a Florida veteran who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The veteran must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen who was a Florida resident for one year immediately preceding time of death and who died as a result of a service-connected disability sustained while on active duty. Veteran may also have been classified as a P.O.W. or M.I.A. by the Armed Forces of the United States or as a civilian personnel captured while servicing with the consent or authorization of the United States government during wartime service. The child or spouse must be a Florida resident and a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen who is enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program for a minimum of six credit hours, 180 clock hours, or the equivalent at a post-secondary institution. Applicant must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.


Application deadline April 1
Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest Scholarship
Award coverage Award amount varies by semester, quarter, and clock hour.
Schedule Schedule depends on annual appropriation.
Awarded every year? yes
Automatic renewal based on GPA and hours provided by the host institution. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and have earned six credit hours or 180 clock hours per term, or the equivalent, for the number of terms for which the award was received.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? yes
Separate application required? yes

Contact Information

OSFA Customer Service
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 United States

Phone: (888) 827-2004
Fax: (850) 488-5966
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