About: The Iowa War Orphans Education Aid program is for children of Veterans who died before September 11, 2011 and for children on Veterans who died on or after September 11, 2011. Program for children of Veterans who died before September 11, 2001
A war orphan is the child of a Soldier who died in service or as a result of such service before September 11, 2001, during one of the following periods:
- World War I between April 6, 1917, and June 2, 1921, inclusive.
- World War II between September 16, 1940, and December 31, 1946, inclusive.
- The Korean Conflict between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, inclusive.
- The Vietnam Conflict between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, inclusive.
- The Persian Gulf Conflict between August 2, 1990, and the date the President or the Congress of the United States declares a permanent cessation of hostilities, inclusive.
- While serving in the military or naval forces of the United States, to include members of the reserve components performing service or duties required or authorized under Chapter 39, United States Code, and Title 32, United States Code, Sections 502 through 505.
- Active state service required or authorized under Iowa Code chapter 29A, or as a result of such service.
- The child of a national guardsman or other member of a reserve component who died or was killed in the performance of training or other duties ordered by competent federal or state authorities.
War orphans educational assistance will not exceed $600 per person per year. There is a lifetime maximum of $3,000 per person.
Eligibility: To qualify, the orphan must have lived in the state for at least two years immediately preceding the filing of the Application for Iowa War Orphans Educational Aid. The student may attend and educational or training institution of college grade or any business or vocational training school with standards approved by the department within the state of Iowa.