Eligibility Requirements

These are the eligibility requirements for the Veterans Administration scholarship programs. Application packages that do not confirm the applicant’s eligibility based on these requirements will not be considered for the scholarship programs.

Enrollment Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled or been accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited academic program that will qualify for employment in one of the professional fields associated with the scholarship program. The academic program must be at the educational level required, and the academic program must be located in the United States.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) Eligibility

Applicants must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0.

Citizenship Eligibility

Applicants must be citizens of the United States. US Citizenship is defined as by birth or naturalization only. Those on Green Cards or Resident Alien status are not eligible for VA scholarship programs.

Federal Debt Eligibility

Applicants must not be delinquent on payment of federal debt. This includes delinquent taxes, audit dis-allowances, guaranteed or direct student loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or VA mortgages, and other miscellaneous administrative debts. Delinquent is defined as 31 days past due on a scheduled payment.

Service Obligation Eligibility

Applicants must be able to complete the required service obligation to work in a VA healthcare facility in a full-time position for which they will be prepared after completing the education program supported by the scholarship program.

This will require relocation at the expense of the applicant if there is not a suitable vacancy for employment at a nearby VA facility.

Also, applicants must not owe a service obligation to any other entity to perform service after completing the course of study for which the VA scholarship is being provided.