Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Educational Gratuity Program

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs


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General Information
Description of ServiceEducational Gratuity program provides financial assistance to children of honorably discharged veterans who have service-connected disabilities and served during a period of war or armed conflict or children of veterans who die or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict.

Payment will not exceed $500.00 per term or semester per qualified child to each approved educational institution upon submission by that approved educational institution of proof of matriculation of the applicant. Educational gratuity payments are paid directly to the Educational Institution and may not be made for longer than 4 scholastic years.
LocationLebanon
Geographical AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureContact the County Veterans Affairs Director in the county you reside to apply for this program.
Documents RequiredNeed a copy of last military service DD214 or Military Death Certificate of the sponsoring veteran.
Copy of birth certificate of applicant.
Proof of identification (driver’s license, voter registration, etc.).
Proof of Pennsylvania residency for last five (5) years.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityVeteran’s eligibility criteria:
  • Died in service during a period of war or armed conflict or,
  • A veteran who has:
    An honorable discharge from the U.S. military
  • Served during established war service dates as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. **The following decorations can also be used to establish wartime service: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • Veteran must have a 100% permanent and total service-connected disability rating by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Child’s eligibility criteria:
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 23, living within the Commonwealth five years prior to application and must attend a school within the Commonwealth.
  • Applicant must have a financial need.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name David Heiland
Contact's Position Director for Veterans Programs
Contact's Phone 717-861-2856
Physical Site Address 1 Fort Indiantown Gap
Physical Site Address 2 Building 7-36
Physical Site City, State, Zip Annville, PA 17003
Main Phone 717-861-8719
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Web Address www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/veterans_benefits/11386/disabled_benefits/567417
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Affiliated Program: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
This Service: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Educational Gratuity Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Educational Grants (HL-8000.1830)
Families of Veterans (YJ-2050.2090)
People With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750)
Veterans (YN-9000)