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Scholarship Committee

Dan Fisher
Delta 1/26
Chairman

Bill Jayne
Bravo 1/26

Bruce "T-Bone" Jones
H&S 1/26 81s

Dennis Mannion
Kilo 3/26 FO

Larry McCartney
Echo 2/26 "KSV BOD"


2015 - 2016 Scholarship
Award Recipients
2014 - 2015 Scholarship
Award Recipients

2013 - 2014 Scholarship
Award Recipients

2012 - 2013 Scholarship
Award Recipients

2011 - 2012 Scholarship
Award Recipients

2010 - 2011 Scholarship
Award Recipients

2009 - 2010 Scholarship
Award Recipients

Please Consider Making A
Tax Deductible Donation
To
The Khe Sanh Veterans Inc.
Scholarship Fund

Send Check To
Tom Eichler
KSV Scholarship Fund
3221 N Opal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634-3042

Be Sure To Write "Scholarship"
On Memo Line

Download Eligibility Requirements and
Scholarship Application

(Adobe PDF Format)
 

KHE SANH VETERANS INC. SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

 

2015 2016 Scholarship Awards

2014 2015 Scholarship Awards

2013 2014 Scholarship Awards

2012 2013 Scholarship Awards

2011 2012 Scholarship Awards

2010 2011 Scholarship Awards

2009 2010 Scholarship Awards

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Khe Sanh Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Foundation 2015-16 Annual Report

Scholarship Review Committee – Bruce “T-Bone” Jones, Dennis Mannion, Bill Jayne, Dan Fisher

Now in its 7th year, the Scholarship Foundation has proven to be a hugely successful program. It is very popular with the general membership providing scholarship support to the children and grandchildren of Khe Sanh Veterans.  All donations from the membership have been simply outstanding allowing the Committee to provide even larger awards to all students that provide correctly completed applications. School year 2015-16 has fourteen applicants of which three will be getting their 4 year undergraduate degrees. Last year, 2014-15, we began to see the first 4 year graduates of the program.

In the seven years of the Scholarship Fund there have been 81 college bound students that were supported with over $40,000 in scholarship awards from donations and proceeds of the reunion silent auctions. These young scholars have worked hard to achieve degrees in medicine, music, engineering, business administration, education, law enforcement, journalism, theater arts, research sciences cosmetology, physical therapy and one grad is now a U.S. Marine officer. A list of this years’ awards is included with this report.

It can only happen with the continuing donations from our membership. The letters of appreciation we receive from the students each year are sincere and tell how honored they are to be supported by Veterans of Khe Sanh and the Vietnam War.

The Scholarship Committee thanks you for your support!

Semper Fi

Dan Fisher - Chair

 

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GOVERNING RULES  OF THE KHE SANH VETERANS, INC.
SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The purpose of the Khe Sanh Veterans Inc. Scholarship Foundation (KSVSF) is to provide financial aid to high school graduates who plan to attend an accredited institution as a full time student or who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited post secondary curriculum.
     

  2. Scholarships will be awarded to applicant students who have at least one parent, legal guardian, or grandparent who is a paid member in good standing of Khe Sanh Veterans Inc., a 501 (c) (19) charitable organization.
     

  3. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO SEE THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS  ARE FULLY COMPLETED AND SENT DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR BEFORE 6/1/2011 AT THE ADDRESS LISTED ON APPLICATION FORM.

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Applicants must be the legal child or grandchild of a paid up member of Khe Sanh Veterans Inc., ( See member definition in the Khe Sanh Veterans Inc. by-laws. This includes deceased life members of KSV, and those Khe Sanh Veterans listed as Killed In Action (KIA) in Vietnam, if family members are associate members of KSV Inc.
Children of associate Khe Sanh Veterans Inc. members are not eligible.

Information provided by each candidate on the attached application forms will focus on the following qualities considered for selection to KSVSF financial aid: good grades, Character, Citizenship, leadership potential, and financial need. A point selection system is included in the application forms. Examples of these above mentioned qualities could be in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, or in service to the community, church or nation.

A Scholarship Foundation Review Committee will serve the President of Khe Sanh Veterans Inc., and will accept, review, and grade each correctly completed application. This committee will provide a scholarship financial report and short summaries of the selected candidates at the annual KSV reunion for publication in the "Red Clay" Newsletter.

The Scholarship award will be $500.00 per school year for a maximum of 4 years per student. A new application will be required for each year applied.