It is with great pleasure that the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound Project Personnel announces its national scholarship competition. Veterans Upward Bound participants are invited to compete for a scholarship award for the 2021-2022 academic year. Winning students will be presented with a Certificate of Merit. Payment of the scholarship will be provided once proof of enrollment and attendance is received for the following fall semester. Checks will be made payable to the students.
The following information includes all materials necessary to apply for a scholarship. Each institution is encouraged to conduct an internal competition to determine the most worthy applicant. However, only the official NAVUB Scholarship Application and required supporting documentation may be submitted for the national competition.
• The applicant must be a present or former participant of the Veterans Upward Bound Project from which the nomination is being made and must be admitted to or currently enrolled in an institution of postsecondary education, seeking an undergraduate degree.
• The applicant must be nominated by a NAVUB staff person of a current member program (institutional dues paid by the required NAVUB membership date).
• The Director, if different from the nominator, will approve the nomination, attest to the nominee’s good standing, and certify that the project is an active member of NAVUB.
• Prior to receipt of the award, the VUB Director of the scholarship recipient will provide NAVUB with verification of the student’s actual enrollment in a postsecondary institution in the following fall.
• All required application materials and supporting documentation must be completed as directed and postmarked or emailed by 11:59pm, Sunday, July 18, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
• Projects may send only one nomination
Each Nomination Packet will be reviewed and rated by members of the Scholarship Commission. The application will be scored on six categories: 1) nomination letter; 2) recommendation letter; 3) financial need; 4) activities/achievements (e.g., honors and awards, public service and community involvement, VUB activities); 5) academics; and 6) student essay.
Each category will be rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. The results will be tabulated to determine the winners, and the names will be submitted to the Education Chair and the President of NAVUB, following verification of the winners’ eligibility to receive the award.
A link to submit materials will be posted here soon
The Director, if different from the nominator, will verify his/her approval of the nomination, certify that the nominee is in good standing, or has left the project in good standing, and that the project is an active member of NAVUB.
All materials must be emailed no later than 11:59pm, Sunday, July 18, 2021
Questions may be addressed to:
Michelle Ciesielski, NAVUB Scholarship Commission Chair