Children of Wartime Veterans Scramble to Repay Money After State Makes Last-Minute Cut to Scholarship

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Children of wartime veterans—including children whose parents have been killed or injured in combat—are scrambling to repay money and adjust budgets for the spring semester after the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs slashed a promised state-funded scholarship weeks before the semester’s end.

The North Carolina Scholarship for Wartime Veterans is automatically awarded to children of servicemembers killed in action or who die as a result of injuries sustained in combat as well as children of servicemembers injured during combat. The scholarship is also awarded to an additional 100 each of children of servicemembers who fought in combat and veterans who retire with a disability rating.

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