AMVETS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline is January 1st

The Department of California Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to veterans throughout California.  The  award is $500 and may be used at a College or Trade/ Vocational School . Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.

Applications are available online here

AMVETS National Scholarship application cycle is from mid-January to April 30th.  For more information or applications please visit the National website at http://amvets.org/scholarships/

Three scholarships are specific to Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves:

  • The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000 awarded annually over four years). three (3) awarded each year
  • The Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo* Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship: $12,000 –
    ($3,000 awarded annually over four years), two (2) awarded each year
  • The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 – (One payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year

Two scholarships are specific to children/grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves who are currently High School seniors (2017-2018):

  • The AMVETS Scholarship: $4,000 – ($1,000) awarded annually over four years) six (6) awarded each year
  • The JROTC Scholarship: $1,000 – (one payment of $1,000), one (1) awarded each year; JROTC ONLY