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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?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

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Deadline: Jan 26
Average Award: $1,000
Awards Granted: 2
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