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This award is available for Virginia undergraduate and graduate students who are active members of the Virginia National Guard. Applicants must attend a Virginia college or university.
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- Awarded by:
- State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Grants cannot exceed in any event the total cost of tuition for the term, quarter, or semester. In the event that legislative funding prevents granting full tuition assistance to all Virginia National Guard members regardless of tuition costs, grants for private schools and non-state supported schools will not exceed the total cost of tuition of the highest tuition rate at a state-supported school. Students must apply for funding for each term in which they wish to receive assistance.
- The number of awards varies annually based on available funding and the number of applicants. In the 2013-2014 academic year, there were 451 total awards disbursed (418 undergraduate and 33 graduate). Priorities for awards are as follows: enlisted applicants who have previously received assistance through this program; officers who have not completed their bachelor's degree and need to complete a bachelor's degree for promotion to Captain; warrant officers seeking their associate's or bachelor's degree; any service member seeking an undergraduate college degree; any service member seeking a graduate degree.
Program information is available online on the Virginia National Guard Education Services website. Any additional documentation requested must be submitted through the student's commander to the Stat... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.