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Veteran Business Council Scholarship Application

The Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2020 Veterans Business Council Scholarship Program. Under the Program, two (2) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to veterans or service members that live in, attend college in, or work in Saratoga County, New York.

Available Scholarships:
There are two (2) $5,000 scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 academic year that will be awarded in two parts. $2,500 will be awarded for the Fall 2020 semester and the remaining $2,500 will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester. The scholarships can be paid either directly to the recipients or the institution.

Program Guidelines & Priorities:
* Seeking United States Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reservists with current orders or an honorable discharge from the United States Military that reside, work, or attend college within Saratoga County.
* Applicants must provide proof of:
• Residency in Saratoga County, New York, or
• Employment in Saratoga County New York, or
• Acceptance/attendance at a college within Saratoga County, New York
* Applicants must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment at a college before the scholarship is paid.
* Applicants must submit current orders or a DD-214 showing an honorable discharge.
* Letters of recommendation can be submitted but are not required.
* Applicants must attend an interview with the selection committee. In certain cases this can be done remotely.
* Students awarded the scholarship must maintain a G.P.A. above 2.5. Students must provide a general FERPA release for verification.
* Scholarship funds will be paid in July 2019 for the Fall semester and upon receipt of GPA verification for the Spring semester.
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