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Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission
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.
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.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
Veteran, Relative of Current or Former Military Member
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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