USMCVTA Scholarship Program

Vietnam Tankers Assn. Scholarship Program

            The Board of Directors of the VTA has implemented an academic scholarship program. The first award of $1,000 was made to a VTA member’s child for the 2011-2012 school year. Continuing with the program, a scholarship will be awarded to another applicant this year in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a spouse, child, stepchild, or grandchild of a VTA member who has a DD-214 on file with the VTA and whose membership dues are current. Members of the VTA Board of Directors are not eligible. The recipient’s scholarship eligibility will remain in effect for up to four years of school, provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is sustained each academic year.


Student Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the last high school or academic institution attended.
  2. Must be registered to attend a minimum of half-time (as determined by the institution) at an accredited educational/technical college or university.
  3. Must agree to authorize the VTA to publicize the scholarship award announcement in the Sponson Box newsletter.
  4. Application materials must be postmarked no later than the May 31st deadline of the year you are applying for.

The scholarship program committee will review all applications for completeness and then the VTA Board of Directors will select the scholarship winner. Determining factors will be letters of recommendation, a letter in the applicant’s own words expressing current educational goals and prior accomplishments, and a 500-word essay on the topic: Why I Believe We Should Honor America’s Veterans.


To obtain a scholarship application form please contact:

Jim Coan

5374 E. Lantana Drive

Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

or e-mail him at