Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 949 Scholarship
1. The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established a fund
known as the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 949 Scholarship.
The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 949 has created this
scholarship to support direct descendants of Vietnam Veterans in the
Tri-state area. The VVA Chapter 949 mission statement reads, "To
assist all veterans, and their families of the KYOWVA (Kentucky, Ohio
and West Virginia) region through advocacy, education and awareness
to assure "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon
2. The donor anticipates contributing a minimum of $1,000.00 a year to
fund the award.
3. The recipient shall be an incoming freshman who is a direct
descendant of a Vietnam Veteran and a graduate of one of the following
area high schools or their successors: South Point, Chesapeake or
Fairland in Ohio; Cabell Midland, Huntington, St. Joe, Spring Valley or
Wayne in West Virginia; Paul Blazer in Kentucky.
Direct descendants include sons, daughters,grandsons,
granddaughters, and so on. (Stepchildren, step
grandchildren, nieces and nephews and so on do not qualify).
Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and have financial need per
standards of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to receive both the fall and
spring semesters of the award. No additional award will be made in a
year both semesters are not awarded.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance shall select the recipient.
4. The Marshall University Foundation, Inc. accepts funds where
selection of recipients is not based solely on any of the following criteria
unless University policy dictates otherwise: race, gender, religion,
handicap or national origin.
5. Should the purpose for this fund no longer exist at Marshall
University, or changes in the law impact the tax exempt status of the
Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Foundation may designate a
purpose most consistent with the original intent of the donor.