Veterans/Veteran’s Family Members


SOTA (Students Older Than Average) Scholarship                  

- $200 award

- for a student continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 who is at least twenty-four years of age, or married, or has dependents of their own, or has completed military service. Applicants may be enrolled full-time or part-time and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Vermilion Veterans Scholarship

- two $500 awards

- for students enrolled at Vermilion who have served in the U.S. military and/or spouses, parents, or children of persons who have served in the U.S. military. Preference will be given to those who served in the Middle Eastern theater of operations. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Incoming and returning Vermilion students are eligible to apply.

VFW Post 2717 Scholarship         

- $250 award

- for a student who is continuing at Vermilion in the fall of 2018 and is enrolled full-time (12 or more credits), a graduate of Ely High School (graduates of other high schools will be considered), an honorably discharged veteran, or has a parent or grandparent who is an honorably discharged veteran.  The applicant must complete the VCC Foundation’s scholarship application form and submit a 150 to 200-word essay on the topic “What I Think about Veteran’s Entitlements and Benefits.”