Veterans Heritage Project™ annually offers scholarships to senior students active in one of our chapters. Our students demonstrate incredible civic commitment throughout the year, and it is an honor to support their future endeavors!
2018 Scholarship Program
The 2018 Scholarship Program opened January 8, 2018 with materials due February 11, 2018 by submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each scholarship opportunity has its own instructions and qualification criteria. Materials can be found in the Chapter Resources section of the VHP Google Drive for participating VHP Chapters and students. VHP Scholarships will be awarded at our April 8, 2018 Community Reception and Book Signing, held at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale. Our partner, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, will award their Copper Lamp of Knowledge Scholarships at their Patriotic Gala on April 21, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Scottsdale.
Personal Scholarships – $3,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,500 Third Place
VHP students who are high school seniors submit essays describing the personal impacts from veterans’ oral history and the VHP program, and how the experience will influence their future. Since 2011, 23 students have received scholarships totaling $39,750.
Above and Beyond Scholarship – $1,500
VHP students who are high school seniors submit essays describing how they have served the veteran population and/or their VHP chapter. Since 2013, five students have received scholarships totaling $6,000.
Caitlin Campbell Travel Scholarship – $2,000
VHP students of any high school grade level submit essays describing where they would travel and how the experience will make them a better citizen of America and the world. Since 2014, four students have received scholarships totaling $8,000, and have traveled to Cambodia, France & England, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society Copper Lamp of Knowledge Scholarship – ($500 – $2,500 – amount varies based upon available funds)
AVHOFS awards three scholarships to exceptional students who are in their senior year of high school and are involved in VHP! High School VHP Chapter Advisors may nominate one exceptional VHP senior. Since 2013, fifteen VHP students have received more than $25,000 in scholarship funds and have been honored at AVHOFS’s annual Patriotic Gala.
Barbara Hatch Founder’s Award for Program Excellence – $500
Nominated by VHP leadership, this award recognizes a teacher who goes above and beyond in supporting a VHP Chapter at their school. Since 2014, four teachers have received awards totaling $2,000.