Benefits for Dependents

MIA/POW Scholarship

If you are the dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time they entered active duty and has been declared to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, dead as a result of a service -connected disability, or disabled with a 100 percent disability as the result of a service – connected cause as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Department of Defense, you may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. This scholarship may be used at public colleges in Illinois, and is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.



Link to more information and application: https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/benefits/Pages/education.aspx

Child of Veteran Tuition Waiver

This is a four-year, consecutive, in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois given to natural, step, or legally adopted children of service members who are veterans.

Link to more information: http://osfa.illinois.edu/types-of-aid/children-of-veterans-tuition-waiver