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Heroes Scholarship for Gulf War Veterans

Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia offers the Heroes Fund Scholarship for Gulf War Veterans who have received a Purple Heart and are at least 50% disabled due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder combat-related illnesses or injury. Spouses of those killed in action during the Gulf War are also eligible to apply.

The Heroes Fund Scholarship varies in financial assistance, dependent on number of applications and the amount of funding available. Once awarded, it may be renewed, again dependent on funding availability and number of applicants in addition to successful academic progress.

Applicants must fill out the application form as well as provide the following documentation:

  • Purple Heart Award Letter or Certificate;
  • DD-214 (if discharged);
  • VA eligibility letter stating disability and percentage disabled;
  • GI Bill eligibility letter;
  • FAFSA form;
  • And a marriage license/other marriage documentation (if applying as an eligible spouse) and death certificate.

Depending on funding, Vietnam era veterans may be considered for the scholarship as well.

Liberty University offers many programs to military personnel and their spouses. It’s a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges program, allowing you to easily transfer credits between member schools. It actively participates in the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program and offers book vouchers of up to $400 per term. It also offers discounts in undergraduate tuition, a savings in 2012 of $115 per credit for part-time and $75 for full-time students.

Liberty University offers both on-campus and online classes. It is a conservative Christian University, founded in 1971 by the Reverend Dr. Jerry Falwell and is currently administered by his son, Jerry Falwell, Jr. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and carries many program accreditations listed here.

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