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AMVETS National Scholarship for Freshmen Level

The applications for AMVETS National Scholarship Program are now accepted. This scholarship open to those graduating from high school senior and will be entering the college freshmen level in the upcoming fall semester. The selected applicants will be granted up to $1,000 per year which is tenable for maximum four years. To apply, the application package must be submitted no later than 30 April 2016.

Scholarship Description
AMVETS offers the 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. 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.

Award Value
$1,000 per person for six selected applicants.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate degree in all subjects.

Place of Study
In the United States of America

Eligibility and Criteria
To eligible, applicants must meet the requirements as follow:

  • Must be entering at the college freshmen level in the upcoming fall semester.
  • Must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Must be the child or grandchild of a United States veteran.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
  • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S students are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
To apply, applicants are required to provide the documents below:

  • A copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores.
  • A signed copy of the parent (s)’/guardian(s)’ 1040 tax form must be enclosed.
  • A copy of the applicant’s Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Essay entitled “What A Higher Education Means To Me”
  • Acceptance letter from the accredited school you will attend.
  • Proof of college expenses.
  • A résumé.

Submission Deadline
April 30, 2016.

Website and Application Link

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