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Student Affairs Scholarships and Award Programs

Utah State University's Division of Student Affairs offers scholarships and award programs for incoming and continuing students. A few things to know about our awards:

  • Financial need based scholarships or awards are determined using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be admitted to Utah State University before applying.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Award recipients will be required to write a thank-you note before funds will be disbursed.

Emergency Hardship Fund


The COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund in accepting applications at this time.

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Utah State's Emergency Hardship Fund provides scholarships to students who have run into circumstances that otherwise cause them to drop out of school. Since 1888, Utah State has worked to fulfill its land-grant mission - providing access to quality higher education for deserving students from all walks of life. Please visit the Vice President for Student Affairs office in the Taggart Student Center, room 220, for further application details.


University Financial Aid & Scholarships

Utah State University Scholarships

There are a number of ways to receive scholarships awarded directly by the university. Visit the USU Scholarships website to view scholarships which you may be eligible for. This is a new University-Wide resource for prospective or new students and their parents, as well as continuing students.

Financial Aid

In addition to available scholarship money, consider also applying for Financial Aid.


 

 

For additional information go to Inclusion Center

Inclusion Center GLBT Scholarship

NEED REQUIREMENTS

Inclusion Center Scholarships

NEED REQUIREMENTS

Alice Fonnesbeck Gardner Endowed Scholarship

The Alice Fonnesbeck Gardner Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women. Consideration is given to those majoring or minoring in fields related to business, English, math, and science education.

Alice H. & Allen W. Stokes Scholarship Endowment

The Alice H. and Allen W. Stokes Endowed Scholarship is awarded to reentry women. Consideration is given to those majoring or minoring in fields related to communicative disorders, deaf education, music, fisheries, or wildlife.

Alta Crockett Scholarship

The Alta Crockett Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate women who are returning to school after an interruption in their education. Awards will be based on financial need, stated educational goals and evaluation of the benefits to be gained by the applicant.

Bette R. & Bonnie J. Reese Endowed Scholarship

The Bette R. and Bonnie J. Reese Scholarship is awarded to reentry women who are majoring in English, journalism, or political science. Senior or graduate women having these majors may also be considered.

Dansie Scholarship

The Dansie Endowed Scholarship was established by Jane and Walter Dansie, Jr. to encourage reentry women to complete their education, even when their personal financial resources are not sufficient.

Dorothy V. Myers Carson Scholarship

The Dorothy V. Myers Carson Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women. Throughout her career, Judge Carson was aware of the needs of people, especially single women and never-married, divorced, or widowed women.

Dr. W. C. Swanson Family Foundation Scholarship

Recipients of the Dr. W. C. Swanson Family Foundation Scholarship should display academic achievement, leadership traits, financial need and personal integrity as determined by the Women's Center Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship will be distributed among three areas of need: 50% to reentry (non traditional) students, 25% to minority students and 25% to incoming freshmen.

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation Minority Scholarship

The Emma Eccles-Jones scholarship provides aid to ethnic minority students, with first preference awarded to students of Black or African American and/or Latino/Hispanic descent.

Estel L. & Leah Mouritsen Wright

The Estel L. and Leah Mouritsen Wright Scholarship supports grants for women attending Utah State University.

Fausto & Trinidad Abinosa Scholarship

Candidates for the Fausto and Trinidad Abinosa Scholarship should be re-entering women to Utah State University and be serious and responsible students showing a desire to get a good education. They should have a 2.0 minimum grade point average to be considered. Preference will be shown for descendants of Fausto and Trinidad Abinosa.

Ferdinand F. & Claire C. Sawyer Endowed Scholarship

The Ferdinand F. and Claire C. Sawyer Scholarship is awarded to reentry undergraduate or graduate women and men.

Helen Lundstrom Endowed Scholarship

The Helen Lundstrom Scholarship is awarded to women who are returning to college after an interruption in their education.

Helen Melcomian Scholarship

The Helen Melcomian Scholarship was established by Mel and Elaine Melcomian to honor Mr. Melcomian's mother. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate reentry students.

Isabel Katana Scholarship

The Isabel Katana Scholarship was established to provide opportunities for personal development and empowerment to women reentry students. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women. Consideration is given to applicants majoring in fields related to nursing, medicine, health care, or psychology.

J.C. Penney Co. at Cache Valley Mall Endowed Scholarship

The J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Cache Valley Mall Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate female reentry students. Consideration is given to those majoring or minoring in fields related to business, management, fashion merchandising or retail sales.

Joan Forsgren White Scholarship

The Joan Forsgren White Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate reentry women or men who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours at USU. Financial need, stated educational goals and demonstrated academic achievement will be considered.

L. T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation Scholarship

Student recipients of the L. T. Dee and Janet T. Dee Foundation Endowed Scholarship should display academic potential or achievement, financial need, and personal integrity. Dee scholarships will be distributed between areas of need at Utah State University as follows:

Luna Robertson Brite Endowment

The Luna Robertson Brite Endowed Scholarship was established by the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation in memory of Luna Robertson Brite. Consideration is given to reentry women, especially those majoring in fields related to teaching, counseling, psychology, or social work, and women having an interest in the area of exceptional (handicapped/gifted and talented) children.

Lynda F. & David L. Jeppesen Scholarship Endowment

The Lynda F. and David L. Jeppesen Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women. It may be given for emergency student-related needs.

Margaret B. Sigler "You Can Do It!" Endowed Scholarship

Recipients of the Sigler "You Can Do It" Endowed Scholarship can be either undergraduate or graduate female or male "reentry" students enrolled at Utah State University. Awards will be based on financial need, stated educational goals and evaluation of the benefits to be gained by the applicant.

Marriner S. Eccles Scholarship & The Emma Eccles Jones Scholarship Fund

Applicants for The Marriner S. Eccles and Emma Eccles Jones Scholarship must be enrolled or have applied to become enrolled at Utah State University. Applicants must be of Spanish—American or Black descent and have a demonstrated need for financial assistance to pursue their college education.

Neil L. & Cathy Anderson Scholarship

The Neil L. and Cathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women students. Awards may also be given to students for emergency student-related needs, as determined by the director of the Inclusion Center.

Pitcher/Emert Alpha Chi Omega Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Pitcher/Emert Alpha Chi Omega Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate reentry women. Consideration given to reentry women with children.

Rachael Ann Wadsworth Endowed Scholarship

The Rachel Ann Farnes Maughan Wadsworth Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate reentry women students at Utah State University. Recipients shall have attended USU at least one year and demonstrated high scholarship. Awards will be based on clearly stated educational goals, financial need and evaluation of the benefits to be gained by the students. Recipients will be selected by the Financial Assistance Committee of the USU Women's Center.

Rosa Ilma Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

Candidates for the Rosa Ilma Hernandez Memorial Scholarship should be of Hispanic descent, an incoming freshman accepted by Utah State University, a graduate from one of the high schools in Cache Valley and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The prospective recipient should show evidence of participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership, community service and good citizenship.

Sigma Zonk Fratority Scholarship

The Sigma Zonk Fratority Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to students who are academically qualified for study at Utah State University. Academic prowess shall not be a primary consideration for recipients. Rather, students shall be selected based on demonstrated financial need unmet by other programs. Preference shall be given to applicants who are residents of Utah or with family or other ties to Utah.

United Inter-Tribal Council Program

The United Inter-Tribal scholarship is awarded to Native American students who are either enrolled or are first- or second-degree descendants of federally recognized Native American tribes. A Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or other proof of Native American tribal association will be required to be submitted before recipient can receive scholarship money.

Because the United Inter-tribal Council has disbanded and is unable to approve any exceptions to this rule, In the event that a Native American student is unable to provide documentation of their legal Native American status, they may appeal to the current Native American Student Council Executive Council and request an exception.

Chi Omega Legacy Scholarship

The Chi Omega Legacy Scholarship will provide scholarship support for junior or senior students who seek a degree from Utah State University; demonstrate campus involvement, community service, high level of personal standards and friendship and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Emergency Hardship Fund

Utah State's Emergency Hardship Fund provides scholarships to students who have run into circumstances that otherwise cause them to drop out of school. Since 1888, Utah State has worked to fulfill its land-grant mission - providing access to quality higher education for deserving students from all walks of life. Please visit the Vice President for Student Affairs office in the Taggart Student Center, room 220, for further application details.

Val R. & Ruth Ann Christensen Student Leader Scholarship

The recipient of the Val R. and Ruth Ann Christensen Scholarship must be a junior or senior student with a GPA of at least 3.0. The student must have been involved in student government activities as a member of committees, boards, councils, clubs or other organizations. The recipient must have made a significant contribution to the furtherance of the student government process and should be committed to continued involvement during the upcoming year. There will be two awards given annually, one to a female student and one to a male student.

For additional information go to Student Involvement & Leadership

Aggiette & Spirit Squad Scholarship

www.usu.edu/ususa/spiritsquad/aggiette_audition

Amanda Moser Lyons Scholarship Endowment

The income from the Amanda Moser Lyons Scholarship Endowment will be used for scholarship support for members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The recipient shall be a sophomore or junior who is a role model to her peers, who exemplifies integrity, leadership and friendship and has made significant contributions to USU and the USU Greek Community.

ASUSU Academic Opportunity Fund

The purpose of the Academic Opportunity Fund (AOF) is to provide financial support to undergraduate students who have been accepted or invited by a reputable organization to present a scholastic achievement or participate in an academic competition.

  • Individual awarded up to $500.00
  • Groups awarded up to $2000.00
  • You may apply as early as six months prior to, but no later than four weeks prior to your conference

Claude J. & Frances D. Burtenshaw Outstanding Emerging Student Leader Scholarship

Recipients of The Claude J. and Frances D. Burtenshaw Scholarship shall be sophomore or junior students who have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership in the performance of his or her duties and have made substantial contributions to student government thus far in their college career.

Endowment for Greek Leadership & Support

Income from the Endowment for Greek Leadership & Support will be used to support leadership and program development for the members of the Greek Community at Utah State University.

Gary Chambers Student Leadership Endowment

The Gary Chambers Student Leadership Endowment will be used to support student leadership programs and/or scholarships for student leaders at Utah State University.

Jeannine Bennett Endowed Scholarship for Alpha Chi Omega

Income from the Jeannine Bennett Scholarship will be used to support scholarships to benefit active members in good standing of the USU Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. The recipient shall be a junior or senior student who is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, who is involved in chapter activities, maintains a 3.0 GPA and who is involved in Utah State University student activities.

Sophomore Enhancement Scholarship

  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as well as extracurricular involvement during their freshman year at Utah State University.
  • Students must have completed at least 24 USU credits but no more than 45 USU credits (credits received in high school will not be used for consideration).
  • The upcoming fall semester must be the student's third or fourth semester at USU, or the student must have completed at least one full academic year at USU as a full-time student.
  • Students must be a full-time student during the semesters for which they will be receiving the scholarship. Full-time student status is considered as having at least 12 current USU credits. These credits may include online classes and/or classes associated with a pass/fail grading option.
  • If you are receiving any full-tuition USU scholarships for the upcoming academic year, you do not qualify for this scholarship.

Statesman Scholarship

NEED REQUIREMENTS

Student Involvement & Leadership

  • Must have demonstrated leadership involvement in USUSA or any other organization affiliated with USUSA.
  • Must have made significant contributions to USU.
  • Must be committed to continued involvement at the university.

Graduate Enhancement Awards

The purpose of this award is to support outstanding graduate students at USU who have consistently shown a track record of excellence. We are revising the application to make the award merit-based, as it has historically been need-based. We will provide further updates on these awards and their criteria in the spring semester.

Graduate Research and Project Awards

The purpose of this award is to provide funding for exceptional projects and research. While we will take the financial need of the applicants into account, this award will be primarily merit-based and will be awarded to the projects that show the most potential for original research and broader impacts.

For additional information go to scholarships.usu.edu

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

AES Engineering Services

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Open to high school, college or university, or vocational school students. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/
services-academic/essayhome.html

Open to high school juniors and seniors attending high schools in the U.S. Student applicants must read the assigned book and write a two-three page double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions). Please visit website for book title and six essay topics to choose from.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship

http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: visual-painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, dance, music, film, poetry, literature, folk art, furniture crafting, weaving, or pottery.

Comcast Scholarship

http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/community-investment/youth-education-leadership#accordion-2

All nominations for this scholarship must be made exclusively by the school’s principal or guidance counselor. A student must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience, and have a GPA above 2.8.

From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest

http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/Essay-Scholarship-Contest-.html

Open to graduating Utah high school seniors and current college students. Students must read From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate and write a 1000+ word essay double-spaced essay using standard font 12 point font (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions). Please visit website for application and essay questions.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs

The HSF has several scholarships listed at the link below. They allow DACA eligible students to apply to any of their scholarships at this time.

JCKF College Scholarship Program

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

PFLAG Salt Lake City Undergraduate Scholarship

http://community.pflag.org/scholarship

Open to graduating Utah high school seniors entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply). Self-identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community. Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

Que Llueva Cafè Scholarship

http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe
_scholarship_program

Be a current high school senior planning to enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship evaluates three key areas of evaluation: (1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure; (2) extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and (3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation

http://www.shpe.org/

Open to Latino/a high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Eligibility requirements differ for each scholarship; however, scholarships require a minimum High School and Undergraduate 2.75 GPA (Graduate 3.00 GPA Dissertation 3.50 GPA) both at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period, and students must be registered full time (12 hrs undergraduate / 9 hrs graduate) in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Scholarship

http://www.chci.org/scholarships/

Applications must be DACA eligible and possess an employment authorization document at the time of application. Applications must demonstrate consistent, active participation in public or community service.

The Halucinated Scholarship (For the Aspiring Creative)

http://halucinated.com/scholarship/

“Money should never be the reason why you do not get an education. Although I may not be the wealthiest designer in the world (yet), I still believe in giving back to my community, especially those with a passion and that are in financial need. This is why I am giving away two $1,000 scholarships for aspiring creatives!”

U-DREAM Scholarship

http://www.educationopps.org/Educational
_Opportunities_for_Utahs_Children/Welcome.html

Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who are currently undocumented. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population.

ACLU of Utah Youth Activist Scholarship

http://www.acluutah.org/resources/itemlist
/category/68-youth-activist-scholarship

Be a current Utah high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (If the GPA is less than 3.0, the applicant is still eligible but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA). Have proof of strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism addressing such issues as equality, racial justice, free speech, religious freedom, tolerance, and privacy.

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/page/
scholarships/details.jsp?scholarshipID=2541

This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. There are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

http://cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

Applicants must be graduate students working on topics related to community organizations.

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.

Golden Door Scholars

http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/scholars.html

Golden Door Scholars is a nonprofit that provides undocumented students with college scholarships and internship/career opportunities. Our team hopes not only to raise awareness about this injustice but to also give these students hope for the future. We’re not politically affiliated. We’re just passionate about doing what’s right.

Honors Graduation Scholarship

http://honorsgradu.com/Scholarship/

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors already accepted to a college or university, or currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited college or university in the U.S. with a year or more remaining in their education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this web page below. Employees of HonorsGradU and their families are not eligible to participate.

JCKF Young Scholars Program

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/faqs/#56

This program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from across the nation who have financial need. Scholars receive comprehensive advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions/
individual/diversity/

You must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university. Membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is preferred, but is not a requirement. A major or minor in public relations is also preferred. A student who attends a school that does not offer a public relations degree or program must be enrolled in a communications degree program (e.g., journalism or mass communications). You must be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. You must have attained, by Fall 2015, at least junior status and have at most one full term remaining. You also must have earned and maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale in all courses.

Scholarship for Prospective Educators

http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/

Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning on majoring in education.

Soroptimist International of Salt Lake

http://www.sislc.org/#!violet-richardson-award/c1kl9

Open to high school sophomores, juniors and senior women (14-17 years of age). Eligible applicants are young women who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it, and who have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers. Applicants need to write an essay up to 750 words in which they indicate where they volunteer and why. Additionally, applicants must describe the goals of the organization where they volunteer and its impact on the problem(s) it addresses.

The Fountainhead Essay Contest

http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/
TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue

Open to high school juniors and seniors. Students must read Ayn Rand The Fountainhead (Student Edition) and write a 800-1,600 word double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions). Please visit website for three essay topics to choose from.

The SOMOS Liberation Foundation Scholarship

http://somosfoundationutah.org/scholarships.html

Open to Utah high school, college or university, or vocational school students in the state of Utah or that have been recently admitted to an institution of learning in Utah. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need. The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (SOMOS) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.

For additional information go to Veteran's Resource Office

Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
education_programs.asp

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
montgomery_bill.asp

Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
montgomery_bill.asp

National Call to Service Program

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
national_call_to_service.asp

National Guard Tuition Waiver

http://www.ut.ngb.army.mil/education2/

Senate Bill 51 limits eligibility to Utah National Guard members who:

  1. have been accepted as a student at a Utah state public University
  2. will be attending school as a full-time student3
  3. are MOS/AFSC qualified (except Cadets)
  4. do not have a 4-year degree
  5. are not on Active Duty (AGR/ADOS)
  6. are considered Utah residents by the school they will be attending

Purple Heart

Waiver of Tuition for Purple Heart Recipients: Pursuant to §53B-8e-101. USHE institutions shall waive undergraduate tuition for each Purple Heart recipient who is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in an undergraduate program of study leading to a degree or certificate, provided that the student is a resident of the state as determined under Section 53B-8-102, and that the student submits verification from the Division of Veterans Affairs that the student has earned a Purple Heart award as a result of military service.

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp

Scott B. Lundell Tuition Waiver for Military Member’s Surviving Dependents

This Bill waives the undergraduate tuition at state institutions of higher education for surviving military dependents. The waiver in this section does not apply to fees, books, or housing expenses. The Utah Department of Veterans Affairs is the administering agency for this benefit. Call 1-800-894-9497 or (801) 326-2372 for information on how to use this benefit.
Eligibility: Surviving dependents of Utah resident military members killed in the line of duty after September 11, 2001.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
survivor_dependent_assistance.asp

The Post 9/11 GI Bill

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/veap.asp

Yellow Ribbon

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you the student must fall within one of three qualifying categories:

  • Have 36 aggregate months of Active Duty Service
  • Have been Honorably discharged, after 30 continuous days service with a service connected disability
  • Am a dependent eligible for Chapter 33 benefits