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Scholarship Forms

Download Scholarship Forms, enable editing and fill out.  Print the completed forms, include your DD-214 form and mail to: 
VVA Chapter 331
P.O. Box 62
River Falls, WI  54022

Scholarship Candidate Info

Scholarship Essay


Mentor Form

Contact the Scholarship Committee with any questions.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter 331

VVA 331 Scholarship

Dear Sir/Madam,


The St. Croix Valley Chapter 331 of the Vietnam Veterans of America has established a scholarship to provide two (2), $1,000 awards this year to a graduating senior who plans to continue his or her education in a higher education program that is eligible for student loans/or grants.  This can be a diploma program, assoicate degree program or higher The scholarship will be awarded when the applicant has successfully completed their first semester.  To qualify the senior must meet the following reqirements:

  • Be a legal relative of a Vietnam era veteran or be sponsored by a Vietnam era veteran.  Please ask for assistance if your student needs a sponsor by calling John Telschow  651-470-3151 or Dave Niederer 715-337-8562.

  • Be a graduating senior during the current school year with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

  • Submit an application form and essay no later than April 1st of this year.

  • Submit a teacher/mentor evaluation form and/or a comment sheet by April 1st.

  • Be a resident of Polk, Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn or Pepin County in Wisconsin or Washington or Goodhue County in Minnesota.


Scholarship money will be awarded based on the applicant’s overall understanding  of the impact of the Vietnam War as demonstrated by answering the questions in section 2, academic performance, teacher/mentor evaluation and comments, extra-curricular activities, and neatness and care in completing the application. Final selection of the winner will be made by a selection panel of the members of Chapter 331.  No one factor will decide the recipients.


 The winners will be announced in May.  The payment will be awarded after the completion of the first semester or quarter at an institution of higher education in an associates degree program or above.


Forms are fillable in Word and are attached to this email.  They may also be accessed at our website, .  For additional information or questions please call 651-470-3151 or contact us at



John Telschow and Dave Niederer

Scholarship Committee VVA Chapter 331


*The Vietnam Era is defined as that time between January 1, 1959 and May 7, 1975.  The applicant’s eligibility must be verified with a copy of the veteran’s DD-214 ** (report of transfer or discharge) showing the service during that time period.  A copy of the DD-214 ** must be submitted with the application.

**If you submit your information electronically be aware that our email is not secure and information on the DD-214 may be compromised.  We suggest that you black out DOB and SSN. 

Note:  The application consists of three sections. The first section consists of questions about the applicant and the Vietnam Era Sponsor.  The second section requires an essay on the two questions we have concerning their Vietnam Era relative/Sponsor and the applicants’ thoughts on how treatment of the military has changed since the Vietnam War.   Section 3 is the teacher/mentor evaluation form.

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