Jim Stewart VFW Memorial Scholarship
Woodridge Memorial Post #1578, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, has established a scholarship with the intention of assisting one or more high school students in their pursuit of continuing education. This scholarship was
named after former Post Commander Jim Stewart, an Iraqi war veteran, who was very active with many of the VFW causes. Jim died in 1999 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The applicant must demonstrate the spirit of
what Comrade Stewart believed in – namely his patriotic and community based principles.
Eligibility – The applicant must be a descendant of a VFW-eligible veteran. That is, he or she must be a son or
daughter, granddaughter or grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson, or brother or sister of a veteran who is/was eligible for membership into the VFW. That veteran need not be a current member, however. Proof of eligibility is
required (DD Form 214).
The applicant must be graduating from either Downers Grove North or Downers Grove South High School in the current year with plans to pursue a higher education. This refers to
schooling beyond the high school level, whether academic, vocational, or technical, taken at any state accredited institution of learning or training. A maximum of two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded.
Deadlines – The deadline for student applications is April 2nd, with the announcement of the winners on April 15th.
For application information, visit our website at http://woodridgevfw.org/scholarship.html
Questions? - contact Bob Kolling at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Post answering machine at 630-910-1578.