Scholarships for children of veterans

By on February 1, 2012

AURORA—Children of Illinois veterans, who are enrolled or have been accepted to any University of Illinois campus (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield), can now apply for the “Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver,” according to state Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora). The completed applications must be returned by March 1.

“The U of I ‘Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver’ is a great way to recognize not only the sacrifice of our military veterans, but also the sacrifices that their families make,” Lauzen said. “With the price of higher education continuing to rise, students need to take advantage of all available assistance.”

The waiver covers the cost of tuition for four consecutive years. The waiver is available to any natural or adopted child of a veteran who served in World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Southeast Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. One tuition waiver per war/conflict per county will be awarded.

“It is important for all eligible students to act on this opportunity before March 1st,” Lauzen said. “A maximum of six waivers per county will be awarded, so there will be a great deal of competition for the waivers.”

For more information on the Children of Veterans Tuition Waivers, call (630) 264-2334 or visit