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Veteran Benefits Scholarship

Description: 

VeteranAid.org, the leading online resource for information on veteran's Aid & Attendance pension benefit, is proud to announce our first annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year.

Requirements: 
  • The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • The following are ineligible to apply:
  1. Employees of VeteranAid.org, SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
  2. An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of VeteranAid.org, SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
  3. A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of VeteranAid.org, SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
  • Applicants must include a 150-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
  • A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by VeteranAid.org staff.
Application Process: 

Please include the following three items in your submission:

  • 150 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
  • 500-750 word essay response to the question: Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.
  • Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.

Submission Deadline: December 31

Scholarship award recipients will be announced by January 31

How to Apply
Email scholarship@veteranaid.org to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by January 31

Award Amount: 
$2000
Approximate Deadline: 
Annually - December 31th
Scholarship Tags: 
Open to Any Major

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