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LVMAC Scholarship Program

-- For those from the Lehigh Valley --

Average Annual Scholarship is $1,000

Target Audience for 2016

1. Veterans of working age seeking meaningful first-time civilian employment

2. Veterans of working age seeking meaningful reemployment due to job loss

3. Children of Veterans

4. Children and Un-Remarried Spouses of Service members Killed in Action

5. Children of Non-Veterans who will make an active duty service commitment through ROTC

 Deadline for Submission is now 31 May 2016. 

Application period begins 1 February 2016.


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.


Eligibility Rules for Veterans Applying

The veteran applying for this scholarship must have:

  • Entered on active duty (excluding active duty for training) since 16 October 1981
  • Served in one of the armed forces of the United States (to include the Coast Guard during a period of war)
  • Served the full period of active duty obligation unless separated 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.

Application Instructions and Form for Veterans (for Download)

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


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 1981; 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 veterans 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

  • None

Application Instructions and Form for Others (for Download)

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