Praccess Veterans Education Grant

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Praccess
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$5,000
5 winners every year, $1,000 each
Open
Next Application Deadline
Oct 11, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Nov 11, 2021
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Career:
Military Veteran
Location:
Los Angeles County, CA residents
Status:
Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge
Finances:
Debt related to attendance at an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, or graduate school.
Career:
Location:
Status:
Finances:
Military Veteran
Los Angeles County, CA residents
Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge
Debt related to attendance at an accredited community college, 4-year college or university, or graduate school.

For military veterans, the transition to civilian life is often filled with difficulty. According to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute:

  • Student veterans are less likely than non-veteran students to invest time outside of the classroom on activities not essential to the completion of their course as a result of parenting responsibilities, work, and other factors.
  • Student veterans report difficulties transitioning from a military style of technical learning and a hierarchical organizational structure to a university learning environment.
  • Military service members and veterans relocate often due to service, and these frequent moves make it challenging for veterans to establish residency in any one state for purposes of qualifying for in-state tuition rates at public institutions.
  • Student veterans frequently face mental health challenges.

The Praccess Veterans Education Grant is designed to help Southern California veterans transition from military to civilian life by reducing the obstacles to obtaining and benefiting from a post-secondary education.

To apply, you must be a resident of Los Angeles County, California. You must write a personal statement about your military experience, your proudest moments, and any significant obstacles you've faced.

Please also include the following via a link:

  • Copy of DD214
  • VA Benefit Summary Letter (If Applicable)

Special consideration shall be given to students with a service-connected disability, victims of military sexual trauma, combat veterans, and veterans who are experiencing housing insecurity.

Military
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Vet, Ambition, Purpose
$5,000
5 winners every year, $1,000 each
Open
Next Application Deadline
Oct 11, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Nov 11, 2021
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Describe your military experience (e.g. branch of service, MOS, awards, deployments, special assignments) and your proudest moment. Describe the most significant obstacles(s) to your educational and/or professional success and how can this grant help support your goals. Use this as an opportunity to tell a broader story and enhance the committee's understanding of who you are and what makes you stand out.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 11, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 11, 2021.