The Veterans Business Council (VBC) of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce announced in April the 2021 Veterans Business Council Scholarship Program.
Under the Program, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a veteran or service member that lives in, attends college in, or works in Saratoga County.
The mission of the Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate opportunities for our military veterans residing in Saratoga County. Efforts will be to connect them with the business community to enhance their knowledge of employment opportunities, job or entrepreneurial training, and new business development.
The council will also seek additional opportunities in support of our local veterans.
Veterans interested in this opportunity should reach out to Denise Romeo at the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at 518-584-3255 or email@example.com. More information, to include online application, is also available at www.veteransbusinesscouncil.com.
The Veterans Business Council operates under the Saratoga County Foundation of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and is made up of a select group of veterans who are business leaders in the region. The council works to facilitate opportunities for military veterans residing in Saratoga County, including offering scholarship opportunities and connecting them with the business community to enhance their knowledge of employment opportunities, job or entrepreneurial training, and new business development.
Applicants must provide proof of residency in Saratoga County, employment in Saratoga County or acceptance/attendance at a college within Saratoga County. Applicants must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment at a college before the scholarship is paid.
Applicants must submit current orders or a DD-214 showing an honorable discharge. Letters of recommendation can be submitted but are not required. Applicants must also attend an interview with the selection committee. In certain cases this can be done remotely.
Current students must provide proof of a G.P.A. above 2.5. Scholarship funds will be paid in July for the fall semester.
Applications must be postmarked on or before May 28,. Late applications are not accepted.
Mail application packages to: Veterans Business Council Scholarship Committee c/o Saratoga County Chamber Foundation 28 Clinton St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.