Any spouses, natural child, legally adopted child, or any stepchild of a veteran or service person who has been declared by the U.S. Veterans Administration to be a prisoner of war, missing-in-action, have died as the result of a service connected disability or permanently disabled from service connected causes with 100 percent disability and who, at the time of entering service, was an Illinois resident or was an Illinois resident within six (6) months of entering service shall be eligible for the scholarship.
The child must begin using the scholarship prior to his or her 26th birthday. The course of study must be completed by the expiration of the twelfth year from the initial term of study.
An eligible dependent is entitled to full payment of tuition and certain fees to any state-supported Illinois institution of higher learning consisting of the equivalent of four calendar years of full-time enrollment including summer terms (i.e. 120 points).
Any dependent who has been or shall be awarded the scholarship shall be reimbursed by the appropriate institution for any tuition and fees which he or she has paid for and for which exemption is granted under this section, if application for reimbursement is made within two months following the end of the school term for which payment was made.
In lieu of a four-year scholarship, any eligible dependent with a physical, mental, or developmental disability shall be entitled to receive a benefits to be used for the purpose of defraying the cost of attendance or treatment at one or more appropriate therapeutic, rehabilitative or educational facilities.
Applications available in the Finiancial Aid Office and Veterans' Affairs Office.