COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 2

January 16, 2007

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

 

I am pleased to bring to your attention the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. This scholarship recognizes outstanding young volunteers by awarding annual scholarships that may be used for continued education.

 

Students must complete their volunteer work at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility, usually a VA medical center, in a VA Voluntary Services approved activity. A minimum of one hundred hours of voluntary service must be completed in the name of the DAV to be considered for a scholarship.

 

Twelve scholarships with a combined value of $80,000, are awarded annually. The scholarships provide for a first place prize which includes a $15,000 scholarship and an expense paid trip to DAVs National Convention with his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) for the award presentation. The second place prize consists of a $10,000 scholarship. Two third place prizes consist of $7,500 scholarships each and eight fourth place prizes consist of $5,000 scholarships each.

 

Additional information regarding the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program may be accessed at the DAV website at www.dav.org/volunteers/jesse_brown_scholarship.html, or

please contact Chad E. Moos, Disabled American Veterans, by telephone at (202) 554-3501.

 

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