We All Can Stand With Veterans
DAV offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals who want to make good on the commitment we’ve given our nation’s heroes. Volunteer at our nation’s VA hospitals, drive veterans to appointments or provide specialized help based on individual needs. No matter who you are, or what your level of experience, you can stand by our nation’s veterans.
In 1965, while on patrol in DaNang, Jesse Brown suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. From that moment through the next 39 years, the lives of millions of veterans changed for the better.
Jesse Brown joined DAV’s professional staff in 1967 as a National Service Officer in Chicago, Il. From then on, he occupied a variety of positions before being appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs in 1993. In his memory, Jesse Brown, the Disabled American Veterans has established the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program.
The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding young volunteers. Since the scholarship’s inception in 2000, DAV has awarded 123 scholarships, worth $450,066.
Mail submission materials to:
Voluntary Services Department
PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
- Scholarships can be awarded to any volunteer who is age 21 or younger and has volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours at a VA medical center during the previous calendar year. All volunteer hours must be credited to the Disabled American Veterans.
- Volunteer hours accumulated under the DAV’s Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP) are also eligible for consideration.
- Scholarships can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning; to include universities, colleges, community colleges, vocational schools, etc.
- Scholarships must be utilized in full prior to the recipient attaining the age of 25, or within 6 years of receiving the scholarship, whichever is later.
- Immediate family members of the DAV national organization are eligible to receive a scholarship.
- Nominations for this award may be submitted by the Voluntary Service Program Manager at the VA medical center, DAV Department Commander, or the student may complete a self-nomination form which is available on-line. If you are submitting your own nomination, please include an essay discussing “What volunteering at a VA medical center means to you.” (Essay should be 750 words or less).
- All nomination packets should include a nomination form, essay, and any supporting documentation which you would like to have considered by the Selection Committee.
Self Nomination Form
If you are nominating yourself, please download and complete this form to be considered for the scholarship.
If you are nominating someone else, please download and complete this form in order that they be considered for the scholarship