VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2017-1

February 22, 2017

VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2017-1

The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) is the charitable arm of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce. The SWVF will award its next round of college scholarships to eligible Veterans (or eligible Veteran spouse/child) during May 2017. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, classroom supplies, room and board, and other direct fees levied by the educational institution coincident to college enrollment and attendance. The scholarship will be paid to the college for deposit in the student’s account

Scholarship application. Application attached. Completed applications with all required documentation must be submitted in a single package by Apr 24, 2017 to:

Southwest Veterans Foundation
Attn: College Scholarship Selection Committee
3820 W. Happy Valley Rd.
# 141-455
Glendale, AZ 85310
SWVF Point of Contact. Tom Sheets, tsheets@stonewall-group.com, 623.238.2914

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Veteran Scholarship Award

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award today.  Byron Munda and Enrique Priego were selected from among applicants for this scholarship award. They will receive their $1,000 scholarships in public ceremonies at a date to be arranged between them and the SWVCC.  Both are students at Arizona State University.
Ken Speer, Vice President of the Chamber and Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee thanked all applicants and local college staffs who encouraged the Veterans and assisted them in preparing their applications. He added, “Thanks to a generous $1,000 donation from Retired Navy Veteran and SWVCC Member Randall Asburry and his Farmers Insurance Agency, we were able to award two $1,000 scholarships instead of only one.” He also encouraged “all those who applied but did not win to reapply to future scholarship offerings.”
Byron Munda served four years as an Infantryman in the US Army that included four combat deployments to Afghanistan. He is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree and hopes to eventually work for the Phoenix Fire Department.
Enrique Priego served over eight years in the US Navy in Aviation Ordnance and made four deployments in support of combat operations in and around Iraq. He is studying Kinesiology and plans to be a Physical Therapist.
The SWVCC Veteran Scholarship is open to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National Guard, and spouses and children of Veterans killed in action or 100 % disabled. Tom Sheets, the Executive Director of the SWVCC added, “We plan to offer our next scholarship opportunity in late September and will announce the winner(s) in mid-December.” In the future, the Veteran Scholarship Program will be managed by the Southwest Veterans Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, and charitable arm of the SWVCC. The number and dollar value of scholarships will be dependent upon revenues available to support the Scholarship Program. Our communities can support this program by joining the SWVCC or by making a donation to support its programs. Individuals or organizations who would like to make a direct contribution to support the Scholarship Program can donate at the Chamber website or by contacting the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of this press release.
Lee Lange, President of the SWVCC added, “We are proud to offer benefits such as this to our highly-deserving Veterans who have served our Country during difficult times. We want to thank our Members and Donors, without whose support, these scholarships would not be possible.”
winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award

 


SWVCC announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award Press Release

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced the winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award today. Byron Munda and Enrique Priego were selected from among applicants for this scholarship award. They will receive their $1,000 scholarships in public ceremonies at a date to be arranged between them and the SWVCC. Both are students at Arizona State University.

winners of its second Veteran Scholarship Award


ANNOUNCES 2016-1 VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Press Release

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES 2016-1 VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that it will award a $1,000 college scholarship to an area Veteran in mid-May.

The scholarship announcement and application are available on the SWVCC website, www.southwestveteranschamber.com. In addition to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National
Guard, as well as spouses and children of Veterans killed in action or Veterans with 100% service connected disability are also eligible.

SWVCC 2016-1 Scholarship Announcement


SWVCC VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

SWVCC Veteran Scholarship

VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT 2016-1

Purpose. To announce a $1,000 College Scholarship opportunity for Veterans and other eligible persons.

Information

            General. The SWVCC will award a $1,000 college scholarship to an eligible Veteran (or eligible Veteran spouse/child) during May 2016. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, classroom supplies, room and board, and other direct fees levied by the educational institution coincident to college enrollment and attendance. The $1,000 will be paid to the college for deposit in the student’s account.

Eligibility. There are three eligibility categories:

  • Veterans with an Honorable Discharge
  • Currently serving Military Reservists and National Guard
  • Spouses and children of military personnel Killed in Action or 100% service disabled

Proof of Eligibility

  • Veterans. DD-214
  • Reserve and National Guard. Proof of current Reserve or National Guard service and obligation.
  • Spouse or child of Veteran. Proof of relationship to deceased or disabled Service-member and proof of combat death or 100% disability.

Educational Verification. Proof of current college attendance or acceptance and proof of beginning classes no later than September 30, 2016 at an accredited college, community college, junior college, or post-high school technical institute.

Timeline

  • Feb 23, 2016: Scholarship announcement released
  • Apr 20, 2016:    Complete submissions must arrive at SWVCC
  • May 20, 2016: Scholarship winner announced.
  • TBD:            Check delivered to educational institution
  • TBD:            Scholarship presentation to the winner

Scholarship application.
Application form attached. Completed applications with all required documentation must be submitted in a single package by April 20, 2016 to:

Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Attn: College Scholarship Selection Committee
3820 W Happy Valley Rd
Ste 141-455
Glendale, AZ 85310

SWVCC Point of Contact. Tom Sheets, tsheets@stonewall-group.com, 623.238.2914

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Click to Download the Veteran Scholarship Announcement

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Veteran Scholarship Awarded to Erik Torres – Press Release

December 15, 2015

SOUTHWEST VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCES FIRST VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced the winner of its first Veteran Scholarship Award today. Erik Torres was selected from among seven applicants for this inaugural scholarship award. He will receive this $1,000 scholarship in a public ceremony at a date to be arranged between him and the SWVCC.

Lee Lange, Vice President of the Chamber and Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee thanked all applicants and local college staffs who encouraged the Veterans and assisted them in preparing their applications. He added, “We had a very difficult decision choosing from among seven dedicated and highly-qualified Veterans who had applied. We wish we could have given all seven a $1,000 scholarship.” He also encouraged “all those who applied but did not win to reapply to future scholarship offerings.”

Erik served in the US Army for 5 1/2 years as a Construction Equipment Operator and is currently a student at Arizona State University. He is studying Mechanical Systems Engineering and hopes to work as a design engineer with a leading-edge defense company. Erik said, “I want to thank the SWVCC for this scholarship award and all those whose membership dues and contributions made the scholarship possible.”

The SWVCC Veteran Scholarship is open to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National Guard, and spouses and children of Veterans killed in action or 100 % disabled. Tom Sheets, the Executive Director or the SWVCC added, “We hope to offer two award cycles in 2016 and perhaps offer multiple awards during each cycle. Obviously, the number and dollar value of scholarships will be dependent upon revenues available to support the Scholarship Program. Our communities can support this program by joining the SWVCC or by making a donation to support its programs. Individuals or organizations who would like to make a direct contribution to support the Scholarship Program can donate at the Chamber website or by contacting the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of this press release.

Larry Hellman, President of the SWVCC added, “We are proud to offer benefits such as this to our highly-deserving Veterans who have served our Country during difficult times. Our Chamber was “Founded by Veterans for Veterans” and this is another part of our initial vision that has now come to fruition.”

For more information about the SWVCC, please visit our website www.southwestveteranschamber.com.

Tom Sheets
Executive Director

 


Veteran Scholarship Opportunity Press Release – SWVCC College Scholarship Program

SWVCC College Scholarship Program Press Release

Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Announces 2015 VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) announced today that it will award a $1,000 college scholarship to an area Veteran in mid-December.

The scholarship announcement and application are available on the SWVCC website, www.southwestveteranschamber.com. In addition to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National Guard, as well as spouses and children of Veterans killed in action or Veterans with 100% service connected disability are also eligible.

SWVCC Scholarship Announcement 2015-1-2

SWVCC is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Veterans, Veteran owned and supportive businesses, and organizations that support our Veterans and their families. Lee Lange, Vice President of the Chamber and Chair of the Programs and Operations Committee, said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer this scholarship to a deserving Veteran, or family member of a Veteran killed in action or 100% disabled. We anticipate a difficult decision from among many deserving applicants. We also want to thank our Members and Donors, without whose financial support, this scholarship would not be possible.” Lange added that, “this scholarship money, which will be paid directly to the education institution in the winner’s name, can be used for any direct college expense or fee, not just tuition.”

The SWVCC has plans to expand the scholarship offering in 2016. Tom Sheets, the Executive Director, added, “If our revenues allow, we will make multiple awards on two occasions during 2016. We hope to be able to have two offerings in coming years; one in the spring and one in the fall.”

Applications are due to SWVCC November 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced on or about December 15th. Veterans are urged to review the announcement and application criteria immediately to ensure their applications are submitted on time to be considered in this cycle. Applicants who are not chosen are eligible to reapply during future scholarship cycles.

The SWVCC is requesting the widest possible dissemination of this scholarship opportunity and ask that all readers make a special effort to get it into the hands of our Veterans. In addition to the Chamber website and its normal communication channels, copies of the announcement and applications can be requested by email to the Point of Contact at the top of this release.

For more information about the SWVCC, please visit our website www.southwestveteranschamber.com. To join the Chamber or to make a donation to support future scholarships, please visit the website or contact the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of the page.