Vietnam Veterans of America
Westchester County (NY)
Chapter 49

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VVA Chapter 49 Scholarships

VVA Chapter 49 is pleased and proud to make available six scholarships of $700 each to
graduating High School Seniors in Westchester who are the children of active duty service veterans:

The Pete Lambert Memorial Scholarship

The Peter T. McCauley Memorial Scholarship

The Hamilton Fish Memorial Scholarship

The William Sudderth Memorial Scholarship

The Anthony Shine Memorial Scholarship

The Jonathan Shine Memorial Scholarship


ELIGIBILITY: Students who will complete high school in Westchester County this year, are the child or grandchild of an active duty service veteran, and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college/university or vocational/ technical school are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Please note that service in the Reserves or National Guard does not constitute veteran status, unless you were activated for more than 90 days for purposes other than training. Also note that the child or grandchild of any veteran is eligible; service does not have to be during the Vietnam era.

HOW TO APPLY: There are four selection criteria that are examined in order to be considered for a scholarship:

               1.  Junior year rank in class.
               2.  Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score; no other test score will be accepted.
                          * Note: for those who will be attending a vocational/technical school this requirement will be waived.
               3.  A resume of extracurricular activities to include school clubs, sports and student government,
                    work experience, volunteer experience and other interests. Relevant references, with addresses and
                    phone numbers, should be provided.
               4.  A written statement, not to exceed two typed pages, on the topic:
                    "The effect (if any) of my mother's/father's military service on my attitudes toward life and country."

Students should complete the attached application form and return it,
before April 1st, along with the other requested items, to:

Vietnam Veterans of America #49
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 224
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Forward Questions to:
Dan Griffin, Executive Director

SELECTION OF AWARDEES AND PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS: The VVA Chapter 49 Scholarship Committee is solely responsible for the selection process. In late May the Committee will notify those selected for scholarships and their high schools and the acceptance and enrollment of those selected in an accredited college or technical school will be verified. Scholarship awards will be presented at a meeting of Chapter 49 during the summer.

IMPORTANT ITEMS: Application must be submitted by April 1 and must include a copy of parents DD-214 (military discharge). Principal or guidance counselor must certify your rank in class and SAT scores; a copy of your SAT scores must be included. Include the phone number of your high school and make sure the application is complete.



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2011 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 49
PO Box 224 Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 682-4949