Cumming Vietnam Veterans announce annual scholarship

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CUMMING, Ga. — Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America has announced applications for its third annual college scholarship program are now available.

This year the organization will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Forsyth County high school seniors at public or private schools.

Applicants must be a United States citizen and the child, grand-child or great grand-child of a United States military veteran. The organization bases its decision on academic excellence, school and community activities and a 500 word original essay on the topic “Freedom isn’t Free.”

The scholarships are awarded in May and presented in memory of a Georgian killed in the line of duty in the Vietnam War. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 14.

Students may obtain an application from their high school guidance counselor or by contacting the VVA Scholarship Committee Chairman Martin Farrell at 770-500-7234 or by email to martysyracuse@yahoo.com.


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