The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs offers financial assistance to eligible dependent’s child, stepchild, spouse, or unmarried widow(er) of disabled veterans (living or deceased), who were permanent civilian residents of Alabama prior to entry into military service. The veteran must be rated 40% or more due to a service-connected disability or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death. Veterans with a disability rating of 20-30% may qualify if the effective date of their disability rating is on or before July 31, 2017. This provision will expire on July 31, 2023. Special consideration is given to dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans who are bonafide residents or were prior to their death.
The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service or been honorably discharged by reason of service-connected disability after serving less than 90 days of continuous active federal military service.
For more information, please visit ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs or your local Veterans Affairs office to apply. You can find your local office by visiting the link below:
For further assistance with this program at Jefferson State Community College, once benefits have been approved, contact Ms. Debra Fisher at [email protected] or Ms. Sherry Pettry at [email protected]. You may also call 205-856-7778 or 205-983-5256.