Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Educational Gratuity Program
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
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Description of Service
Educational 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.
Contact the County Veterans Affairs Director in the county you reside to apply for this program.
Need 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.
Veteran’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.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Director for Veterans Programs
Physical Site Address 1
Fort Indiantown Gap
Physical Site Address 2
Physical Site City, State, Zip
Annville, PA 17003
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255