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MIA POW Scholarship

The MIA POW Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Full Tuition
Application Deadline: Year-round
Requirements: Applicant must be the natural child, legally adopted child, step-child, or spouse of a veteran or service person who has been declared by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, have died as the result of a service-connected disability or be permanently and totally disabled from service-connected causes with 100% disability, and who, at the time of entering the service, was an Illinois resident or an Illinois resident within six months of entering service. Applicant must attend an Illinois state supported college or university.

Sponsorship provided by:

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Attn: MIA/POW Scholarship Program, 833 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62794
Phone Number: 217 782 3564
Fax Number: 217 782 4161

You can find out more by contacting:

Tracy Mahan

P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432
Email Address:
Phone Number: 217 782 3564
Fax Number: 217 782 4161

One may find it helpful to search for the background of the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of achieving your goal comes from initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. At the outset be aware of the driving force for the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and what they hope to achieve with the MIA/POW Scholarship. Once that is done, you should determine if you have a reasonable chance to receive the scholarship. After figuring out that there is a good chance of going on to be awarded the MIA/POW Scholarship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

A crucial part in the process of trying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Some forms are time consuming and tedious, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out precisely and thoroughly. You don't want to be denied as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the MIA/POW Scholarship confers the award and distributes the money so that you can know if you will be able to count on the scholarship to provide additional support for your financial needs and its personal usefulness, you might have to follow certain conditions on what expenses are covered by the MIA/POW Scholarship. Increasingly, it is tough to handle the increasing costs of education, and having the additional resources of the MIA/POW Scholarship can provide significant support. If you don't end up getting the MIA/POW Scholarship, keep at it, you might find new scholarships that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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