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Educational Gratuity Program

The Educational Gratuity Program is a Scholarship sponsored by Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Maximum: $1000
Requirements: Applicant must be the child of a veteran who is 100% disabled due to war or armed conflict service or the child of a veteran who died in active duty during war or armed service-connected disabilities or as a result of hostile fire or terrorist attact during peacetime. Applicant must be between 16 and 23 years of age and have been a Pennsylvania resident for at least five years prior to application. Award must be used at a Pennsylvania postsecondary or secondary state or state-aided educational or training institution or other institution of higher education, business school, trade school, hospital providing nursing training, or institution providing courses in beauty culture, art, radio, or undertaking/embalming, or other training approved by the Department of Education.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior

Sponsorship provided by:

Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Email Address:
Phone Number: 717 865 8910
Fax Number: 717 865 8589

You can find out more by contacting:

Michelle Zimmerman
Clerk Typist
Ft. Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Email Address:
Phone Number: 717 861 8910
Fax Number: 717 861 8589

A good place to start is to investigate any material provided for the scholarship. The best shot of achieving your goal can be attained by first understanding the qualifications and then determining if you qualify. At the outset try to recognize the reason for involvement of the Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs and their goals for the Educational Gratuity Program. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, you should determine if you have a decent shot of being awarded the scholarship. Once you believe that you have the possibility of actually being a recipient of the Educational Gratuity Program, then you should put forth the effort to apply.

An important aspect in the process of trying for the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be long, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out accurately and thoroughly. It would be awful to lose out because of some minor point.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Educational Gratuity Program chooses a winner and makes payment of any funds in order to know whether or not it is possible to rely on the scholarship to help meet the expenses associated with school and its personal usefulness, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Educational Gratuity Program. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to cover the increasing costs of education, and having the additional resources of the Educational Gratuity Program to assist with your expenses can be a huge help. If you don't end up getting the Educational Gratuity Program, try not to be upset, search for additional scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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