For a qualifying child, it does not matter where t...
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For a qualifying child, it does not matter where the support comes from as long as the child him/herself does not provide more that 1/2 of their own support.  A scholarship does not count as support that the child provides.

See IRS Pub 17 under qualifying child support test:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch03.html#en_US_2014_publink1000170907">https://www.irs.gov/pub...>

" A scholarship received by a child who is a student is not taken into account in determining whether the child provided more than half of his or her own support. "
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