AMVETS National Scholarships for Entering College Freshmen

Scholarship Provided by : AMVETS National Headquarters

Scholarship Amount

$4,000 USD

Application Deadline

April 15, 2017


Selection is based on academic promise, financial need and merit. Funding for this
scholarship is provided by the AMVETS National Service Foundation.

AMVETS offers the following four-year scholarship. It must be used for full-time study at either an undergraduate
college or university or an accredited technical/trade school leading to a certification or degree. $1,000 will be
awarded each year for a maximum of four years contingent upon maintaining a 2.0 grade point average or equivalent
and showing evidence of enrollment. AMVETS will not make more than a $1,000 payment per year even if the
student is on an accelerated schedule. The scholarship must be used in its entirety within five years of the award date.
Any amount remaining unused within five years will be forfeited. The purpose of this scholarship is to make the goal
of post secondary education more attainable for the children and grandchildren of veterans by assisting deserving
students who might not otherwise have the financial means to achieve their educational goals. A total of six
scholarships of this level will be awarded nationally, one per each of the six National Districts of AMVETS.
Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below and submit the completed application postmarked
on or before April 15. For questions regarding the application, required documents, or application process, please
contact AMVETS toll free at 877-726-8387.


Eligibility Requirements:
1. Must be a graduating high school senior entering at the college freshmen level in the upcoming fall semester.
2. Must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. (Or documented evidence of
extenuating circumstances that caused a lower GPA.)
3. Must be the child or grandchild of a United States veteran.
4. Must be a United States citizen.
5. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
6. Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected.

Required Materials:
1. A copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. (Form DD 214) Dependents of current military personnel must
submit a letter from the base commander certifying the active duty status of the parent.
2. Official high school transcripts including the first grading period of the senior year in high school.
Transcripts must be in the 4.0 grade scale, or if in a different system, translated to the 4.0 scales.
3. SAT and/or ACT scores.
4. A complete and signed copy of the parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ 1040 tax form must be enclosed. It will be used to
verify financial need. The applicant’s name must also appear on the tax form.
5. A copy of the applicant’s Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
6. Essay (50-100 words) entitled and addressing the theme of “What A Higher Education Means To Me”
(The essay must be written in the space provided on page 3).
7. Acceptance letter from the accredited school you will attend.
8. Proof of college expenses (A copy of expenses out of the college publication will suffice).
9. A résumé detailing extracurricular activities, volunteer activities, community services, and jobs held during the
past four years.

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
United States

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