Patriot Foundation

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*The 2024-2025 academic year scholarship application cycle is March 15, 2024 - May 15, 2024.* 

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 service members 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, as the sponsor or applicant, 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.

Click HERE to learn more about scholarship eligibility requirements.

Funds may be used to cover up to the cost of attendance of a program, after all other scholarships, grants and stipends have been applied, and qualifying expenses remain. Recipients must attend an institution that meets the following: 

A) A constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. 

B) A community college under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Community Colleges.

C) A junior college, senior college, or university that meets all the following requirements: 1. Is operated and governed by private interests not under the control of the federal government, the State, or any local government. 2. Has a main permanent campus, as defined in G.S. 116-280(4), located within the State of North Carolina. 3. Does not operate for profit. 4. The curriculum is primarily directed toward the awarding of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees. 5. Meets one of the following requirements: a. Is a private educational institution as defined in G.S. 143B-1224. b. Is accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a reliable authority concerning the quality of education or training offered by institutions of higher education.

D) A private vocational institution, including Federal Aviation Administration certificated aviation training programs.

Application Information

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

First-time applicants will use the "2024-2025 Scholarship Application | NC Patriot Star Family Scholarship Programs" form below.

Current/previous recipients will use the "2024-2025 Scholarship Renewal Application | NC Patriot Star Family Scholarship Programs" form below.

Application Deadlines

2024-2025 Academic Year: March 15, 2024 - May 15, 2024


Contact the Scholarship Administrator at

Patriot Foundation