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    Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship

    Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 26, 2023
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $8,274

    Grade level

    College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts (VAIC) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their dependent biological sons or daughters, or spouses who are attending a Maryland postsecondary institution. To qualify, such veterans or current military members must have served for at least 60 days during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. All applicants must also be Maryland residents who have been accepted for admission or are currently enrolled in a Maryland institution of higher education.

    If you’re a current or former military member who served during the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts, or the spouse or dependent of one, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Maryland Higher Education Commission

    MHEC is the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Academic Interest

    Military/ROTC

    Other Category

    Veteran, Relative of Current or Former Military Member

    State

    Maryland

    Application information

    Applicants must submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and documentation of military orders in order to apply. The spouses of veterans must also submit their marriage certificates.

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Maryland Higher Education Commission at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us by logging in then sending an email from your secure account.

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship is renewable.

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