History

The Vietnam Veterans of America’s mission is to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. The VVA:

- Supports and advocates on issues important to veterans.
- Seeks full access to quality healthcare for veterans.
- Holds government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans healthcare.
- Creates a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans.
- Seeks the fullest possible accounting of America’s POW/MIAs.
- Supports the next generation of America’s war veterans.
- Serves our communities.

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

Criteria

Applicants must:

-Be a direct descendant of a Vietnam veteran and must provide a copy of the DD Form 214 when completing the application;
- Live in Winnebago or Boone County, or be the direct descendent of a veteran who is an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984;
- Have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; and
- Be a high school graduate or a graduating high school senior.

Two scholarship awards will be made each year—one to a male and one to a female. The scholarship is non-renewable, but past applicants may reapply.

Essay

What does freedom mean to me?

Deadline: February 1

Online Application

Deadlines:

Unless otherwise noted, scholarships have a deadline of February 1 at 5 p.m.

How to Register & Apply

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Questions?

Contact Sarah Lambert

  +1 (779) 210-8207

  Sarah Lambert

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