VVA Chapter 49
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 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
before April 1st,
along with the other requested items, to:
Vietnam Veterans of America #49
P.O. Box 224
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Forward Questions to:
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.
THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE WILL NOT CONSIDER
APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN
ALL OF THE REQUESTED INFORMATION IN ITS
Scholarship Application Form
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