The 2017 VCDSA Scholarship Application is now online and will also be included in the upcoming edition of the Rap Sheet, which is being mailed to members' homes soon. The Scholarship Application must be printed out and a hard copy submitted to VCDSA by the deadline, Friday, March 31, 2017. To download and print the application, click on this link:
This year, a total of seven scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded. The scholarships are sponsored by VCDSA.
Only dependent children (not grandchildren) of active members of VCDSA in good standing, or of retired members of VCDSA in good standing with ten (10) consecutive years of active membership immediately prior to retirement, or of medically retired members of VCDSA in good standing with five (5) consecutive years of active membership immediately prior to retirement, or of survivors of active or retired members in good standing as described above, are eligible to apply.
Student applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must be either a high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited college or university, or a full-time college student presently enrolled at an accredited college or university. No student may receive a VCDSA Scholarship more than once. One or more of the scholarships may be awarded to presently enrolled college students. Scholarships are awarded based upon a combination of academic standing and performance, participation in school, athletic and outside activities, community service, overcoming of personal obstacles and quality of application essay.
Encourage your eligible dependent to download the application now and start working on it. Every little bit helps in today's world of high-cost college education.