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 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.