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SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The First MAW Association will award five scholarships of $500 each during Reunion ‘05. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications: 

·        Be a First MAW Assn. regular member in good standing (i.e., dues are up to date), their spouse, dependent, or
 	direct descendent. Further, the member must have a minimum of one-year membership as of June 1, 2005.
-OR-
·        Be a spouse, dependent, or direct descendent of a deceased member of the First MAW Assn.
-OR-
·        Be a spouse, dependent, or direct descendent of a Marine or member of another military service, who lost his/her       life while serving in Vietnam with the First Marine Aircraft Wing.

·        Applicant must be presently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school and in good academic standing.

·        Applicant will be required to submit an essay of 300 – 350 words. The applicant can choose one of the following   topics:

	1. What Semper Fidelis Means to  Me 
	
	2. What the Marine Corps War Memorial Means to Me

	3. Why I Consider Myself a Patriot

	4. Why I Want To Be A Marine.

To compete for a scholarship, applicants must submit their essay in accordance with the following instructions:

	The essay must be typed. Do not include applicants name on the essay. Attach a separate sheet of paper 
	containing applicant’s name, member’s name and membership number, address, and phone number.

	A letter from a counselor or other school official verifying that applicant is currently enrolled. The letter must
             be on school letterhead.

	A copy of student transcripts.

	The essay must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2005. Mail the essay to:

	First MAW Association – Vietnam Service
	PO Box 3532
	Allentown, PA 18106-0532