DAV Jesse Brown Scholarship (21 & Under)

<p>Disabled</a> American Veterans - Voluntary Services - Jesse Brown Scholarship</p>

<p>The 2012 process does not start until January but you must volunteer 100 hours at a local VA Hospital during 2011 to qualify so there's time if you start soon! Years ago I had volunteered at a VA Hospital on Sundays and it involved wheeling the patients to Chapel Service and returning them to their rooms afterward. I am sure they have a lot of ways to volunteer. Also, keep in mind not only would this qualify you to apply for their scholarship but also help you acculumate hours you need for most scholarships.</p>

<p>In 2011 they awarded multiple scholarships in the $20,000; 15,000; 10,000; 7,500; & 5,000 amounts!</p>

<p>The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program encourages young volunteers to play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs. It recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education. The Disabled American Veterans has awarded 123 scholarships worth $450,066 since the inception of the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program in 2000.</p>

<p>•Scholarships can be awarded to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center during the previous calendar year. All volunteer hours must be credited to the Disabled American Veterans.</p>

<p>•Scholarships can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning; to include universities, colleges, community colleges, vocational schools, etc.</p>

<p>•Scholarships must be utilized in full prior to the recipient attaining the age of 25, or within 6 years of receiving the scholarship, whichever is later.</p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>Take Care,
Lisa</p>