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scholarship criteria

The winners of the VPC Community Involvement Scholarship will be those students who best demonstrate service to and involvement with their “communities” -- defined broadly as a geographic community, school community, or sports/hobby/activity community. Weight will be given to applicants who have made positive and/or innovative contributions to improve their respective communities. 

Submissions should include an essay, video, or any other work that best demonstrates the applicant's contributions to their community. Creativity is encouraged but a well written essay is sufficient to apply. 

Deadline to apply is February 23, 2024


Eligibility  Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (proof of grades should be submitted - can be an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or copy of grades from an online grading system)

  • A student who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the summer or fall immediately following the award (both high school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply)

  • Attending a vocational/technical school, two-year college/university, or four-year college/university

  • Relatives of the selection committee are ineligible (please note that the selection committee will change each year)

  • Prior winners of the scholarship are ineligible

Type of Award:

  • Non-renewable

  • Paid directly to the recipient as a gift to be used for tuition, room and board, or education related expenses

  • Multiple awards; number and amount of awards will vary each year based on fundraising

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