To provide educational resources to students who are direct descendants of a Vietnam veteran.
-Be a direct descendant of a Vietnam veteran and must provide a copy of the DD Form 214 when completing the application;
- Live in Winnebago or Boone County, or be the direct descendent of a veteran who is an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984;
- Have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5/4.0; and
- Be a high school graduate or a graduating high school senior.
Two scholarship awards will be made each year—one to a male and one to a female. The scholarship is non-renewable, but past applicants may reapply.
You can request a copy of the DD Form 214 here: https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
Learn more about the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984 Scholarship.
This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at www.cfnil.org/scholarships
Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL Program Officer Ciara Stahly.