November 30, 2023

ANNVILLE, Pa. – With the beginning of one other college 12 months across the nook, the Pennsylvania Division of Navy and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is reminding eligible veterans with youngsters and their relations that monetary help could also be accessible to assist them pursue greater schooling. The DMVA’s Academic Gratuity Program offers monetary help to youngsters of honorably discharged veterans who’ve service-connected disabilities and served during times of struggle or armed battle, or youngsters of veterans who died in service throughout a interval of struggle or armed battle.

 “The DMVA is dedicated to supporting our veterans and their relations. That’s why we’re proud to manage the Academic Gratuity Program which helps open the doorways of alternative for the kids of eligible veterans,” stated Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s adjutant basic and head of the DMVA. 

“This program is geared towards supporting the kids of veterans with a incapacity or youngsters who’ve suffered the lack of a father or mother who died in service. We encourage everybody who’s eligible to use for this funding.”

 “There’s a variety of flexibility with this program, together with authorised faculties and commerce colleges throughout the Commonwealth,” stated Brig. Gen. (PA) Maureen Weigl, deputy adjutant basic of Veterans Affairs. “These academic gratuity funds can actually add up over the time a pupil is taking programs, serving to to make a better schooling extra reasonably priced. We’re able to course of requests and assist the kids of those that served and sacrificed work towards a shiny future.”

 In regards to the Academic Gratuity Program

The Academic Gratuity Program helps each youngsters of veterans who have been discharged underneath honorable circumstances, who’ve 100% everlasting service-connected disabilities, and who served throughout a interval of struggle or armed battle, and kids of veterans who died in service throughout a interval of struggle or armed battle. The eligible baby have to be between the ages of 16 and 23, have to be residing inside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 5 years previous to software, and should attend a faculty inside the Commonwealth. All candidates should show a monetary want.

 Funds won’t exceed $500 per time period or semester per certified baby to every authorised academic establishment over a complete of eight phrases or semesters.

 To use, contact the County Director of Veterans Affairs for the county wherein you reside.

 For extra details about this system’s standards, eligibility and wanted documentation, go to the Academic Gratuity Program web page on DMVA’s web site. Be taught extra concerning the DMVA by visiting us on-line at or observe us at: or