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ALFRED COLABELLA III ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

VIETNAM VETERANS' OF AMERICA CHAPTER 899
2017 ALFRED V. COLABELLA III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$2500 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

·         An applicant must:
1.       Be a senior in a Burlington County High School or a child/grandchild High School Senior of a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 899.
2        Have maintained a grade point average of “C” (or the numerical equivalent) or higher for the last academic year.
3.       Plan to attend, full or part time, an accredited college or other institution of higher learning such as an accredited vocational or technical institute.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS   

·         Must include the following:
1.       A completed scholarship application form. (Download a copy from the link below).
2.       A current transcript.
3.       A letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant plans to use the scholarship. Letters of acceptance may be submitted subsequent to the application submittal deadline, but must be submitted before acceptance of any scholarship award.
4.       One of the following typed essays:     (All essays MUST be between 400-500 words).
        A.       Reflecting upon your visit to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, NJ.
                (Tours are available and can be scheduled by calling the Memorial at 1-800-648-8387).
        B.       Reflecting upon your visit to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C.
        C.       Reflecting upon an interview you had with a Vietnam Veteran.

All essays MUST be between 400-500 words
Please send the completed application package to:

VIETNAM VETERANS' OF AMERICA CHAPTER 899
ATTN: SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
PO BOX 263
BORDENTOWN, NJ 08505

5.       All applications MUST be post marked no later than April 29th, 2017. No application will be accepted after this date. The Scholarship Award will be presented at our annual Chapters Picnic on June 24, 2017 at the German American Society, located at 215 Uncle Pete’s Road, Yardville, NJ 08691 beginning at 12:00 PM. Any questions please call Charlie Davies at 609-731-3772 or Dale Watson at 609-259-2691 or Tony Laudicina at 609-410-5069. (Please leave a message if necessary)

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

·         All application materials and submitted essays become the property of VVA Chapter 899.
·         Applications will be kept as part of the Chapter’s records for a period of at least six months after the latest application deadline.
·         All conflicts will be reviewed and voted on by the Board and any voting decision made by a majority of Board Members present will be a final and binding decision. 
 
GOOD LUCK APPLICANTS !!! 

Click HERE to download a copy of the application form.