DAV’s Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program honors devoted young volunteers who are dedicated to serving veterans. Each year, one outstanding applicant receives the top scholarship of $20,000 to help fund their education at any institution of higher learning. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500 & $5,000. The scholarship is open to volunteers age 21 or younger who have contributed a minimum of 100 hours through DAV’s Voluntary Service Program or Local Veterans Assistance Program. Nominations for this award may be submitted by the Voluntary Service Program Manager at a VA medical center or any DAV Department Commander. Students can also self-nominate themselves with inclusion of an essay on what volunteering for veterans means to them. Named after former National Service Officer and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown, this award honors the memory of a DAV leader dedicated to serving veterans through recognition of those who carry on his legacy of service.
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