Gratiot VFW Post 7805 Scholarship

 

Scholarship Information

 
 
The Gratiot VFW Post 7805 of Ithaca established this scholarship fund in 2002 using excess funds the public contributed for the All Wars Memorial at the Gratiot County Courthouse.  Grants from this Fund are allocated in part to preserving the Memorial and in part to awarding this scholarship.  Graduating seniors from Gratiot County high schools are eligible for this scholarship for study at a college or university with preference given to relatives of United States Military Veterans. 
 

VFW members believe these scholarships are a continuing tribute to our Nation’s veterans through the support of Gratiot youth in their pursuit of post-secondary education and ultimately in a secure and rewarding career path.  The Fund is growing rapidly due to contributions from Gratiot’s Veterans Posts, organizations and individuals.  Each contribution makes it possible to increase the number and value of scholarships awarded. 

 

Scholarship Criteria

 
  • Must be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot County seeking post-secondary education;
  • Must submit a one-page, typewritten essay answering the question, “What does military service mean for the nation?”;
  • Preference to relatives of veterans-attach list of veterans, their service and relation to applicant;
  • Preference to those demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

One scholarship available for as much as $1,120.

 

Previous Recipients

 
2011
Brianna Koppleberger

2012
Andrea Ring

2013
Elizabeth Lytle

2014
Josi Denman
 
2015
Savannah Shankel
 
2016
Trevin Gavenda

 


 

Scholarship Recipients

 
 
2017
Evan Casey
Ithaca High School
 
 

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