Overview

The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association annually awards scholarships to US Army VII Corps veterans and family members. The association has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships in varying amounts up to $5,000 each.

The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association provides scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000 each. Applications will be accepted from candidates who are pursuing or about to pursue higher-level education in two or four year institutions. Applications will not be rated solely on academic standing.

Applicant must have served, or be an immediate family member of those who served, with the US Army VII Corps in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm or Provide Comfort or one of the support base activities.

Application Guidelines

Applications will be accepted from candidates who are pursuing or about to pursue higher-level education in two or four year institutions. Applications will not be rated solely on academic standing.

Consideration for selection will also include extracurricular activities:

  • Community activities and/or involvement
  • Professional organizations
  • High school organizations and/or activities
  • Other self-development skills and abilities obtained through on-the-job training/experiences, or correspondence courses.

Applicant must have served, or be an immediate family member of those who served, with the US Army VII Corps in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm or Provide Comfort or one of the support base activities.

How Our Scholarships Work

We raise money from members’ dues, contributions, and our annual Golf Tournament and Member’s Dinner.

Scholarship applications are accepted online and by mail. Our scholarship panel then meets to rate each application and pick the top recipients.

Fifteen to twenty scholarships are handed out ranging from $1000 to $5000. These funds can be used to pay for tuition, housing or other university related expenses.

A letter from a past recipient:

“Dear VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association,

I am writing to thank your Association for the generous scholarship. I was very excited and appreciative to learn the I had been selected from a superbly qualified pool of candidates. I will be attending North Central College in Naperville, IL with a likely major in Mathematics and will also be playing on the soccer team. By awarding me this scholarship, if has lightened my financial burden and decision on wanting the full college experience of attending a college and rooming there as well. Also, it allows me to focus on the most important aspect of school –  learning.”