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Supporting NC military families attending NC institutions

Warrior Fund is pleased to partner with the Patriot Foundation to offer members of our community the opportunity to apply for the NC Patriot Star Family Scholarship Program. The Patriot Foundation offers two scholarship programs, the NC Patriot Star Family RECOVERY and NC Patriot STAR Family Scholarship Programs, through NC legislative funding. These scholarships are available to the children and spouses of fallen or disabled Veterans, children of injured active-duty service members, and qualifying disabled Veterans. Applicants must be NC residents accepted to or attending NC postsecondary institutions. Disabled Veterans must have a VA disability rating of at least 50%.  Eligibility for one of the programs (Recovery Scholarship) also depends in part on income; the applicant’s household income must be less than 350% of the federal poverty level. Federal poverty guidelines can be found HERE.  


Who is Eligible

  • Children of fallen or disabled Veterans or injured active-duty service members

  • Spouses of fallen or disabled Veterans

  • Disabled Veterans with a Veteran disability rating of 50% or greater

Applicant Criteria (must meet each of the following)

  • Resident of North Carolina

  • Accepted to or attending a North Carolina post-secondary institution

  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable

Sponsoring Service Member/Veteran Meets:

  • One of the following residency criteria:

    • Resident of NC

    • Was a resident of NC at the time of entrance into service

    • Was permanently stationed in NC at the time of death

    • Active duty permanently stationed in NC      (for child applicants only)

  • And, one of the following service criteria:

    • Killed in the line of duty

    • Died from service-connected injury or illness

    • Veteran living with a disability rating of 50% or greater

    • Active-duty service member incurred traumatic wounds or illness (for child applicants only)

Income Criteria:

Total household income less than 350% of the federal poverty level excluding Veteran Disability payments and related compensation (for Recovery Program only). If income exceeds 350% for Recovery program, applicants can be considered for the Star Program that does not have an income restriction. 

Award Information

Scholarship awards can be applied to the cost of attendance and can assist students pursuing two-year, four-year, graduate, and doctoral level degree programs. 

Application deadline for the 2023-2023 academic year is April 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023

Applicants will use the single application provided below to apply for consideration for the two scholarship programs. The eligibility of the applicant will determine the scholarship program for which the applicant will be considered.

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