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North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program (NCVVI)

Scholarships for eligible Vietnam veterans and their families.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a current resident of Wake, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Franklin, Nash, Chatham, or Granville counties in North Carolina
  • Have been awarded the Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) for service in the Vietnam War, or be a spouse, child, foster child, adopted child, grandchild, etc. of a Vietnam veteran (a recipient of the VSM)

Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin for study at an accredited institution that offers degrees, licenses or certificates. Some awards are reserved for study at junior colleges and trade schools and for senior students who participate in the Lessons of Vietnam War course.

Scholarships are valued from $500 to $1,500 and may be used for any year of undergraduate study. Monies will be paid directly to the recipient for reimbursement of tuition, fees, housing, or books upon submission of receipts.

Application Procedure
To find more information and obtain the scholarship application, please go to the website at Applications must be received between January 1 and the last day of February. The applicant must provide: a copy of the Department of Defense Form DD214 to document Vietnam service; a copy of the applicant's birth certificate and/or marriage license, as needed to document kinship to a Vietnam veteran; a personal statement; a list of current activities and awards; and a short essay (400-600 words typed and double-spaced) on a topic relating to the Vietnam War. The essay topic will be posted to the organization's website sometime after Thanksgiving.

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