Gratiot VFW Post 7805 Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

he 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.

Number of Awards and Value

One for as much as $1,120


  • 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.

Scholarship Recipients


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Dilynn Everitt


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Grace Staley


Jaden Gavenda


Chad Polash


Evan Casey


Trevin Gavenda


Savannah Shankel


Josi Denman


Elizabeth Lytle


Andrea Ring


Brianna Koppleberger