DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS MINNESOTA Chapter 7 Scholarships

Calendar Year 2022-2023

2022-2023 Scholorship Form

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The following information is published announcing the DAV MN Chapter 7 Scholarship program for the calendar year 2022-2023. This program is provided to assist students who have demonstrated ability and desire to receive an education beyond High School. The program for calendar year 2022-2023 will provide three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships to the winners of an open competition for high school seniors or currently enrolled students attending a university, college, or trade school, or for those planning to attend a university, college, or trade school commencing after July 2022.

ELIGIBLE SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS: To be eligible for consideration of a scholarship announced herein the student must:

  1. Be majoring (or planning to major) in any of the trade, technical, or institutions of higher learning associated with DAV Chapter 7. (See criteria listed below)
  2. Have a direct relationship to ONEof the following:  A direct relative would include: a son, daughter, grandchild, and would include legally adopted children or grandchildren.
    1. A member (or deceased member) of the Disabled American Veterans organization (preference will be given to a MN Chapter 7 relative), or disabled Veteran.
    2. An active duty or retired Military member.
    3. An honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States.
    4. If the applicant has no direct relatives in one of the above categories, but the applicant is a JROTC or CAP Cadet, they are deemed to be eligible for the scholarship.
    5. All other applicants who do not fall into category a-d.
  1. Be enrolled, or plan to attend an institution of higher learning, technical or trade school commencing after 1 July 2022.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Each applicant wishing to be considered for a scholarship must provide the following to the scholarship committee no later than 15 April 2022:

  1. A completed application, with the following attachments:
    1. An unofficial transcript of the student’s scholastic records from the high school, university, college, technical or trade school which they are presently attending, or have attended.  
    2. Two letters of recommendation from adults who are familiar with the applicant, other than a parent/grandparent.  Examples of acceptable sources would be a school counselor, or a teacher/professor, or employer, or pastor.
    3. A statement of the applicant’s past year accomplishments and activities (including academic achievements, or church, community, or social) and their career educational goals.
    4. A 500-750-word essay (MLA formatted) entitled: “What is my obligation to the United States of America”.
    5. A photograph suitable for posting on our website, and in our newsletter (think class photo or passport). If not submitting by email, print name and date on the back of the photo and place the photo into an envelope with the rest of your application.

Note: Applications received after the April 15, 2022, cutoff will not be considered.

Submission: All applications must be submitted to the Chairman of the DAV Chapter 7 Scholarship Committee no later than April 15, 2022, at the following address:

Disabled American Veterans North Central MN Ch 7

PO Box 564

Bemidji, MN 56601

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Email; davch7@paulbunyan.net 

Utilization of Scholarship: The Scholarships awarded for the calendar year 2022-2023, by Chapter 7 of the MN DAV shall be utilized at an accredited institution of higher learning deemed appropriate by the scholarship committee. The monies awarded shall be paid directly to the institution of higher learning to which the recipient will attend, in the name of the recipient. The monies shall be used for tuition, books and/or fees and direct educational costs required by the institution.