1st Sergeant (1SG) Samuel E. Avera Scholarship

Amount: $1,565
Due Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Offered to a new or currently enrolled veteran with at least sophomore standing attending full time who has a service-connected disability from their service in the United States military. This scholarship is intended to support promising students who may be at risk of dropping out of college and who demonstrate financial need. In addition, the applicant should be one or more of the following:

  • Facing high levels of student loan indebtedness
  • A first generation student, e.g., a student whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university
  • Native American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • African American
  • A parent
  • Age 24-26 and working to complete their degree


  • Letter of application no longer than two pages. Please speak to the following in your letter of application:
    • What are you studying and why?
    • How do you plan to use your degree after you finish Evergreen?
  • Statement, no longer than half of one page, outlining how you meet one of the additional criteria set out above.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your application.
  • Verification that you are a veteran discharged from service with a service-connected disability (DD214 or a Letter of Certification of Disability).
  • FAFSA or WASFA (see How to Apply #4)