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LVMAC Scholarship Program

-- For those from the Lehigh Valley --

Average Annual Scholarship is $1,000

Target Audience and Priorities for 2017

1. Veterans seeking meaningful first-time civilian employment

2. Veterans seeking meaningful reemployment due to job loss

3. Children of veterans and non-veterans intending an active duty service commitment through college ROTC

4. Children and un-remarried spouses of service members Killed in Action

5. Children of veterans

 Deadline for submission is 31 May 2017. 

Application period begins 15 March 2017.

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Residency Requirements

The Council serves the Lehigh Valley area (defined as Lehigh and Northampton counties).  Therefore, besides being U.S. citizens, candidates must have their primary residence or Home of Record in the Lehigh Valley.  Also, they should intend to work in the Greater Lehigh Valley unless entering active duty military service.

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Eligibility Rules for Veterans Applying

The veteran applying for this scholarship must have:

  • Entered on active duty since 16 October 1991
  • Served in one of the armed forces of the United States (to include the Coast Guard during a period of war)
  • Served on active duty (Title 10) for a period of at least 180 days, not including training, unless separated (retired) for medical injury connected to military service;
  • Was honorably separated or discharged (meaning an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions was received)

Special Notices/Bulletins 

  • As of 1 March 2015, veterans may now apply for up to four consecutive, annual awards.
  • As of 1 March 2017, the period of service must be since 16 October 1991.
  • As of 1 March 2017, an additional requirement for 180 days of active duty service other than for training is now required, unless medically retired.

Application Instructions and Form for Veterans (for Download)

  • Application Instructions for Veterans (Word) (PDF)
  • Application Form for Veterans (Word) (PDF)

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Eligibility Rules for Others Applying

The individual applying  for this scholarship must be: 

  •  A high school senior or student attending an approved training site (e.g. college or trade school)
  • A child of a veteran who served on active duty since 16 October 1991; a child or un-remarried spouse of a service member killed in action; a child not a dependent of a veteran but enrolled in Advanced ROTC at a college or university for the purpose of completing an “active duty” commitment; or a graduating high school senior not a dependent of a veteran and joining an ROTC detachment upon entering college or university and intending an active duty commitment

Disclaimer: Children of veterans do not obligate themselves to any military service by applying for or accepting a LVMAC scholarship.

Special Notices/Bulletins

  • As of 1 March 2015, students may apply for two consecutive awards.
  • As of 1 March 2017, priority is given to children who will make an active duty service commitment through ROTC.

Application Instructions and Form for Others (for Download) 

  • Application Instructions for Others (Word) (PDF)
  • Application Form for Others (Word) (PDF)