Each year, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA sponsors an essay contest for current service members and veterans who plan to attend or are currently attending an accredited associates, bachelor's, nursing, or graduate degree program.
The National Achievement Program is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, creed, or culture. All veterans are eligible and must be legal residents of the USA.
Essays should be between 500-750 words. They must be written in English on 8½ by11 inch paper. Typed essays are preferred. Please read the question carefully to ensure that your essay covers both parts of the theme.
Applicants must submit his or her most recent transcript (high school or college), a copy of a college acceptance letter, and proof of honorable military service, such as a copy of a DD-214, military ID card, etc.
All essay submissions must be postmarked or emailed by June 1. The National Achievement Program Committee is responsible for judging all essays at the annual National Convention. The National Achievement Program Committee will select one essay for each grant based on the following criteria: 25% Logic and coherence of the essay's organization, 25% description of relevant military experience and 50% answering both pieces of the essay question clearly and fully. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.