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“WVI helped with my rent, electric bill, car payment, cell phone bill and money so I could get my prescriptions and gas! If it wasn’t for Ginger and WVI and all the help they gave to me, to help me get back on track I would be homeless with three children. I would still be my mental medication doing God knows what to try to survive.
God works in mysterious ways and he sent me Ginger Miller and WVI, and for that I am forever in their debt. I just hope one day I can return the favor.”

– Melissa Carey

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Legacy Scholarship

The WVI Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping the children of women veterans to achieve their educational goals. The program offers financial support to college bound students of women veterans in Undergraduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only to coursework from accredited institutions.  Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

 Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) is a 501(c) (3) organization. The mission of Women Veterans Interactive is to meet women veterans at their points of need through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification (AEIOU)

The Legacy Scholarships are available for tuition assistance, books, and fees for coursework at community college level or four year academic institutions. All scholarships will be awarded up to $1000.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant must be a college bound child of a woman veteran who served honorably in any branch of the U.S. armed forces
  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)

AWARDS

Selection of the Legacy Scholarship recipient(s) will be made by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of Women Veterans Interactive. Each scholarship award will be evaluated and considered separately by the WVI Scholarship Committee.

Four Scholarships will be awarded every year. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, books and school documented room and board. Scholarships are awarded only to students attending accredited institutions. The funds will be sent to the academic institution for documented expenses and must be used in the academic year awarded. These funds may not be used for prior academic expenses.

CRITERIA:

  • Application materials, application form, essay, transcript, recommendations, (Department of Defense From DD-214) of the sponsor or woman’s service must be postmarked by 15 April 2016.
  • The application must be accompanied by a short essay (1 page or less, typed, double-spaced) highlighting why the recipient should be considered for this scholarship and address future plans as related to the program of study. This essay should also include pertinent information in assessing other areas to include community service, activities and work experience.
  • An official transcript high school transcript must accompany the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation that include the titles and contact information of the individual who provided the recommendation must accompany the application.  Letters of recommendation should be from school advisors or counselors; letters of recommendation should demonstrate why a Legacy Scholarship should be awarded.
  • Applications and all materials must be postmarked by the deadline for consideration and selection.
  • All materials must be sent directly to:

    Women Veterans Interactive
    Scholarship Committee
    Post Office Box 737
    Accokeek, Maryland 20607

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