Patriot Foundation

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

*The Spring 2024 application cycle has closed. The 2024-2025 academic year scholarship application cycle will open March 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 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.

Click HERE to learn more about scholarship eligibility requirements.

Funds may be used to cover the cost of attendance, after all other scholarships, grants and stipends have been applied, at a school that is any of 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. The online application will be made available on this site at the start of each application cycle.

Application Deadlines

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


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Patriot Foundation