War Orphans Education Program
The War Orphans Education Program is a Tuition Waiver sponsored by West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs.
Amount of Tuition Waiver: Maximum award: Full tuition and fees, plus $500 grant
Application Deadline: third Monday in July (fall); first Monday in December (spring)
Requirements: Applicant must be the child of a veteran who died during wartime service or from an illness or injury resulting from wartime service. Applicant must be between ages 16 to 23, a West Virginia resident, attend a state-supported school in West Virginia, and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
Sponsorship provided by:
West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs
Charleston Human Resource Center, 1321 Plaza East, Room #101
Charleston, WV 25301-1400
Phone Number: 304 558 3661
Fax Number: 304 558 3662
You can find out more by contacting:
Susan E. Kerns
You should always check out the latest information on the tuition waiver. Getting the greatest odds of obtaining money will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. At the outset be aware of the potential motivations of the West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs and what they hope to achieve with the War Orphans Education Program. If you meet the requirements, verify that there is any likelihood of being awarded the tuition waiver. Upon determining that there is a good chance that you can be one of the winners of the War Orphans Education Program, then you should put forth the effort to apply.
A vital detail of working toward obtaining the tuition waiver is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be lengthy, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application correctly. You don't want to lose out because of carelessness.
After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the War Orphans Education Program confers the award and distributes the resources so that you can know if it is possible to count on the tuition waiver to help meet any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, as there may be restrictions on what bills you can pay with the War Orphans Education Program. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to handle the increasing costs of education, and making use of the War Orphans Education Program as a supplement to your own resources can provide significant support. Even if you don't obtain the War Orphans Education Program, don't give up, search for additional tuition waivers that you can hopefully get.
Last Updated: 10/21/2011