Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As part of its ongoing mission to educate and inspire patriotism in new generations while preserving the ship and memorializing her crews, the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association has announced the formation of a scholarship program to assist crew descendants and area students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
The USS Yorktown Association is offering two $1,250 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years, for a total of $5,000. High school seniors from Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkley Counties are eligible to apply, as are direct descendants of crew members who served on the USS Yorktown. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
“We are excited about the inaugural year of the scholarship program and look forward to serving the descendants of former crew and the Charleston area for years to come,” said Yorktown Association Shipboard Director Todd Cummins.
To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must:
• Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
• Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
• Be a United States citizen
Applications are available on the USS Yorktown Association website and the deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Up to 40 applications will be considered, the first 20 received in each group (crew descendants and Tri-county high school seniors.) For more information, visit www.ussyorktown.net or call the USS Yorktown Association at 843.881.5925.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.