Vietnam Veterans of America

Wisconsin State Council

Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship

The Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship[ is open to all new and continuing eligible students as well as non-traditional (i.e., not a graduating high school student) individual.  Three (3) $1,500.00 scholarships are awarded to three (3) new and/or continuing non-traditional students annually.  The award is to be used for continuing education at an accredited post-secondary school.

The Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship should be considered a learning experience for youy as well as an opportunity to be awarded $1,500 toward your post-secondary education.  To be eligible you must interview a United States Vietnam Veteran (i.e., a U.S. service member on active duty during the Vietnam War between January 1, 1959 and May 7, 1975).  The Vietnam Veteran may have served in any branch of the Armed Services, anywhere in the world - serving within Vietnam is not requirement.

The Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarships are funded by Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. - Wisconsin State Council.  The goal of the scholarship program is for the applicant to gain a deeper understanding of the United States military veteran from the Vietnam Era.  As an applicant you can focus on, but are not limited to, the Veteran’s job, where they were stationed, how the Veteran feels about their service, or how that service has affected their life today.

What you learn from the interview and how you express your ideas are the most important elements being judged by the sholarship committee.  Additionally, essays will be judged on originality, appearance, and grammar.

Specific Requirements for the Richard T. Nuske Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Interview a U.S. Military Vietnam Era Veteran (any service branch) who served any where in the world between January 1, 1959 through May 7, 1975
  • Write an essay based on the interview.
  • The essay must be:
    • Original
    • Typed/Word Processed
    • Double Spaced
    • Three (3) to five (5) pages in length
  • The essay, application, school transcripts (if you are a continuing student) and proof of the Veteran’s service (see NOTE) must be mailed and post marked no later than the date marked on the application*.

NOTE: Veteran’s proof of service can be a copy of the Veteran’s DD214 or verification for the County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) or Tribal Veteran Service Officer (TVSO) or any other official document.

Enteries that do not meet the above specific requirements will not be considered.

*The date is inserted following the the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Wisconsin State Council’s Annual Meeting held in June.

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