JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

MIA/POW Scholarship

If you are the dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time of entering active duty and who was declared to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, or dead as a result of a service-connected disability, or disabled with a 100 percent disability as the result of a service-connected cause as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Department of Defense, you may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. This scholarship may be used at public colleges in Illinois, and is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA).

Learn more about the program and access the MIA/POW Scholarship application through this website. Questions about completing the application should be directed to the IDVA at 217.782.3564.