The Student Veterans of America (SVA) pleased to offer “SVA Raytheon Patriot Scholarship” to student veterans demonstrating a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study. Students who are entering in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the current academic year can apply. The total worth of the scholarship is $20,000.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of American military veterans in higher education. SVA is best known for being an umbrella organization for student veterans’ groups that advocates for improvements in veterans educational benefits.
All Scholarship applicants must be:
- Be a U.S. Army veteran.
- Be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the current academic year.
- Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study.
- Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community.
- Be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve), as demonstrated by a DD 214 and current transcript.
- Have received an honorable discharge must be a veteran in good standing.
Instructions for Applying:
Applications for the scholarship can be applied by the given link:
Applicants must submit the following:
- Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Unofficial copy of current university transcript updated for the most recently completed semester
- One letter of reference from a professor, adviser, or supervisor
- Responses to the three essay questions
- DD 214, Certificate of Discharge
- Letter of Reference
- Applicants must write an essay maximum of 300-500 words. You must provide answers to the following three essay questions in one document.
- What do you hope to accomplish with your degree? In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself.
- Briefly describe what it means to you to have served in the U.S Army. Provide information if your assignment included service as part of a Patriot unit.
- Please provide an example of how you have demonstrated leadership. Explain how you were influential and what you were trying to achieve. This does not have to be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your chapter, your university, or your broader community.
All letters must be sent by the author, signed by the author, and be on official letterhead. Letters can also be mailed to:
Student Veterans of America c/o Raytheon-SVA Scholarship Committee
1012 14th Street NW, Suite 1200,
Washington D.C. 20005
The scholarship provides two (2) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans who will win.
The deadline for all materials to be submitted is April 10th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Detailed Information Link: