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Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who live in the following western North Carolina counties: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, or Yancey. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be the descendent (child, stepchild, or grandchild) of an active-duty decorated Vietnam War veteran. They must also be graduating from a public or private school in an eligible county and plan to attend an accredited US community college or four-year college/university on a full-time basis in the fall following the award. Selection will be based on demonstrated financial need, sound academic performance, and plans to enroll full-time in college/university. Applicants will be required to submit a Vietnam service medal or ribbon and a DD214 for the qualifying relative's military proof of sponsor.

How easy is it to apply?

This scholarship's application process should probably take a very short time.

How much competition is there?

The competition for this scholarship will be average.

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Deadline: Jan 25
Average Award: $1,000
Awards Granted: 2
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