LVMAC Scholarship Program
Typical annual scholarship ranges between $1,000 and $2,000
Target Audience and Priorities for 2020
- Veterans seeking meaningful first-time civilian employment
- Veterans seeking meaningful reemployment due to job loss
- Children of veterans and non-veterans intending an active duty service commitment through college ROTC
- Children and un-remarried spouses of service members Killed in Action
- Children of veterans
When to Apply
Due to the uncertainties created by the pandemic, LVMAC has moved to a rolling deadline approach until funding is exhausted.
A series of quarterly deadlines will be used. Applications received within a deadline period will be evaluated as quickly as practicable but no later than thirty (30) days after the deadline. Notification of award will be expedited also. Awards, however, continue to be annual in nature, and there are limits on the number of awards to an individual (See "Special Bulletins" below).
Each deadline starts an entirely new application period the day after. Prior applications will not be carried over.
- The new program restarts 1 October 2020.
- The first deadline for application is 31 December 2020.
- The second deadline for application is 31 March 2021.
- The third deadline for application is 30 June 2021.
The Council serves the Lehigh Valley area (defined as Lehigh and Northampton counties). Therefore, besides being U.S. citizens, applicants 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
A military veteran is eligible for this scholarship if the indivdual:
- 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); and
- is seeking education and training at an institution of higher learning (college, university, trade school) approved by a state approving authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Eligibility Rules for Others Applying
One or more of these conditions must be met:
- Be a graduating high school senior, whether or not dependents of veterans, who is enrolling in a college or university ROTC program with the intention of performing actuve duty military service; or already in an institution of higher learning and enrolled in an ROTC program, especially those who are juniors or seniors and have formally committed to an active duty service obligation via Advanced ROTC.
- Be a child or un-remarried spouse of a military servicemember killed in action (KIA) seeking an educational degree or certification at a state-approved institution of higher learning.
- Be a child of a military veteran seeking an educational degree or certification at a state-approved instituion of higher learning.
- For detailed application instructions and additional information see the application form and FAQ below.
- You will be required to use or create a personal Google account, if you do not have one, because documents must be uploaded.
- All applications must be done online. Paper submissions will be rejected.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): Click here.
Scholarship Brochure: TBP.
- As of 1 March 2015, veterans may now apply for up to four consecutive, annual awards and all others for two 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.
- As of 1 March 2017, priority is given to children who will make an active duty service commitment through ROTC.
- As of 23 January 2019, service period of veteran spouse/parent is irrelevant. See Application Instructions for the definition of a veteran.
- As of 1 March 2020, all applications are to be made online.
Updated as of 18 September 2020