STATE — Graduating seniors have until April 20, 2012, to submit their applications and essays to qualify for one of two scholarships offered by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. The scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to high school seniors from New Jersey who plan to further their education either at a college or university or trade/technical school.
Winners will be notified in early May and will be awarded the scholarship on Monday, May 28, 2012, during the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
In addition to the scholarship application and proof of acceptance to a college or trade school, all applicants must submit an essay about his/her visit to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, located off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116 in Holmdel.
To assist students in writing their essays, the Foundation offers free, veteran-led guided tours of the Memorial. Beginning Feb. 4, and continuing through April 14, these tours are held every Saturday at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. These tours are also available to the members of the general public who would like to learn more about the Memorial. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length.
The deadline for application and essay submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Applications may be mailed, faxed 1-732-335-1107 or delivered to the NJVVM Scholarship Program, 1 Memorial Lane, P.O. Box 648, Holmdel, NJ 07733.
For a scholarship application form or more information about the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, visit www.njvvmf.org or call 1-732-335-0033 xt. 100.
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