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Chapter 35 VA Education Benefits for Eligible Dependents & Survivors

The Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 35 Dependents’ Educational Assistance program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. 


You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:

  • A veteran who has a permanent and total (P&T) service-connected disability rating (100% or with Individual Unemployability P&T),
  • The veteran died of a service-connected disability,
  • A service member listed for more than 90 days as currently Missing in Action (MIA), captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.

For more detailed information and to apply online, visit the VA website:


The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)

This scholarship is for the children and spouses of:

  • Active-duty service members who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, or
  • Members of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability on or after September 11, 2001

For more detailed information and to apply online, visit the VA website:


NC State Veterans Scholarships For Dependent Children

Chapter 165 (Veterans), General Statutes of North Carolina Article 4. Scholarships for Children of War Veterans.

In appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans, a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying children of certain deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans.

For more detailed information and to apply for the scholarship online, visit: NC4Vets .

View general educational assistance for dependents and survivors, including spouses.


NC Association of County Veterans Service Officers Memorial Scholarship

The NC Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NCACVSO) offers a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 in memory of deceased veterans service officers.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a high-school Senior and the child of an honorably discharged veteran residing in the state of North Carolina.

Contact our office for an application packet.

NCACVSO Scholarship applications will be accepted annually from September 1st – March 1st of the current year.




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