Thursday, February 14, 2008

Illinois Veteran Children can file for college scholarships

Children of Illinois veterans eligible for tuition waivers at University of Illinois campuses
by Emerald Morrow
Feb 13, 2008


As part of the state's observance of Lincoln’s Birthday this week, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn encouraged eligible students to apply for full-tuition scholarships to the University of Illinois.

The scholarships, six to be given in each of Illinois' 102 counties, are available to students with a parent who has served during wartime. They are good for a full tuition waiver at any University of Illinois campus. The waiver can be used for either undergraduate or graduate study and is applicable for four years.

Each scholarship will be awarded, in part, on the basis of a parent's involvement in conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the two Gulf wars.

Students must be Illinois residents, and preference is given to children of deceased veterans, though students whose parents survived their wartime service are eligible. There is no age restriction on the scholarship.

No funds are set aside for the scholarship, as the award is a tuition waiver.

According to Elizabeth Austin, communications director for Quinn, the scholarship was first established for children of Illinois’ Civil War Veterans and has been consistently awarded since then.

March 1 is the deadline to apply for a scholarship for the school year beginning in fall 2008.
Applicants will be notified by April 1.

Find out more at www.standingupforillinois.org

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1 comment:

Gustav Hendricks said...

A good news for military dependents. I hope that military scholarship will always be fostered as this is a big help to every military families.