Veteran Services



Who is Eligible

  • Children of fallen or disabled Veterans or injured active-duty service members
  • Spouses of fallen or disabled Veterans
  • Disabled Veterans with a Veteran disability rating of 50% or greater

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Criteria (must meet EACH of the following)

  • Resident of NC
  • Accepted to or attending a NC post-secondary institution
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable

Sponsor (Veteran/Service Member) Criteria

Must be ONE of the following:

    • Resident of NC
    • Was a legal resident of NC upon entrance to the armed services
    • Was stationed in NC at time of their death
    • Active-duty service member is permanently stationed in NC (for child of service member only)

AND, must be ONE of the following:

    • Killed in the line of duty
    • Died from service-connected injury or illness
    • Veteran living with a disability rating of 50% or greater
    • Active-duty service member incurred traumatic wounds or illness (for child of service member only)

Income Criteria (for Recovery Program Only)

Total household income is less than 350% of the federal poverty level excluding Veteran disability payments and related compensation

Application Information

Applicants will use a single online application to apply for consideration for the two scholarship programs. The eligibility of the applicant will determine the scholarship program for which the applicant will be considered.

Application Deadlines

2023-2024 Academic Year Scholarship Application Cycle | April 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023 

2024 Spring Term Application Cycle | September 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023



Contact the Scholarship Administrator at

Click HERE to Learn More

Beware of Phone Scams

Social Security and the IRS want you know about widespread phone scams where scammers pretend to be government employees. They may tell you about a Social Security or tax return problem to gain you trust and steal your money. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and report the scam

Social Security and other government agencies may contact you, but will never: threaten to arrest you unless you pay a fine; "suspend" your Social Security number; require an immediate payment by cash, gift card, or wire transfer, or demand secrecy from you. 

Montgomery County Veterans Service Office Is Open to the Public

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are taking the following precautions:

  • You will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
  • You will be asked some brief screening questions when you enter the office. 
  • You may only have one guest or authorized representative.
  • During busy times we may ask you to make an appointment.
We encourage you to continue to conduct business by phone, email, mail, and fax if possible.  To make an appointment please call 910-576-6531 or email Gracia Pack.

As a reminder, we are asking Veterans to do the following if Coronavirus (COVID 19) is suspected:

  • If Veterans are experiencing acute respiratory symptoms, call 911, and contact your VA provider within 72 hours of emergency admission.
  • If Veterans have symptoms of coronavirus such as fever with cough or shortness of breath, please stay home and contact your primary care team or the Clinical Contact Center at 1-800-771-6106 and press 2 before coming to a VA facility. Clinical staff is available to provide 24/7 virtual care and support, including nurse advice and triage.
  • Veterans who have traveled to a foreign country in the last 14 days or have direct contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, call 1-800-771-6106 and press 2 BEFORE coming to the clinic, even if symptoms are not present.
  • Unless needed, we are asking patients not to bring visitors to appointments.

Every day preventative actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly


Veterans Service Office

The Montgomery County Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their families in preparing claims for service connected disability compensation, non-service connected pension, educational benefits, health care, vocational rehabilitation, and Burial Benefits.

The Montgomery County Veterans Service Office is a member of the North Carolina Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NCACVSO) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO), and the Montgomery County Veterans Council.

Duties of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer include:

  • Assist in the completion and filing of claims with the VA Regional Office and the Board of Veterans Appeals.
  • Assist spouses in filing for death benefits
  • Assist veteran in filing for health care benefits
  • Assist veterans and dependents in filing for educational benefits
  • Assist eligible spouses in filing for CHAMPVA benefits
  • Assist surviving spouse/other family member in securing grave marker for veteran
  • Assist local funeral homes in securing military information for flag
  • Assist veterans in completing form for review of discharge or correcting military records
  • Assist veteran in securing a copy of DD-214 from the National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO.
  • Work with local agencies to provide assistance to veteran and dependents


Director of Veterans Services: Gracia Pack
 (910) 576-4711

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (office closes for lunch)
For timely service, veterans are encouraged to schedule appointments