The Disabled American Veterans each year awards 12 scholarships totaling $80,000 through the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. The first place winner receives a $15,000 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to the Disabled American Veterans’ National Convention.
Applicants may be asked to submit an essay of 750 words or less discussing "What volunteering at a VA medical center means to you." The application deadline is Feb. 27, 2007. For more information on eligibility requirements and to obtain an application, log onto the Disabled American Veterans’ Web site: http://www.dav.org/volunteers/jesse_brown_scholarship.html.