This scholarship program (CDDV) provides scholarships for dependent children or unremarried spouses of Florida veterans or servicemembers who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The program also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service. Funds are for tuition and registration fees.
The student (or the student's parents, if the student is a dependent) must be a Florida resident for a minimum of twelve consecutive months prior to the beginning of the fall term for which funds are requested. The date will be listed on the online financial aid system. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits by the end of the drop/add period. The student cannot have a prior Bachelor's degree, be in default, or owe a repayment on any federal or state grants or loans.
Students apply by completing the FAFSA by April 1 and ensuring that the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs certifies the applicant's eligibility by April 1.
To receive CDDV for the following school year, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and earned 6 credit hours for the number of terms for which the award was received.