Sequestration Slashes Scholarships for Children of Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties and Military Members

On the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, scholarships for children of troops who died fighting in that conflict are being cut by thousands of dollars, thanks to sequestration. The awards, called the Iraq and Afghanistan War Grants, go to undergraduate students whose moms or dads died "as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11," according to the Department of Education. Awards that have already been established are safe, but as of...Full Story
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