Jewish War Veterans Heritage Post 644

Jewish War Veterans Heritage Post 644 of St. Louis is pleased to administer two scholarships.

The $1,000 Ted and Rachael Pevnick Family Scholarship, applicable to either vocational or academic education. This honors the World War II European U.S. Army Service of Ted Pevnick, his later Missouri National Guard Service and service of Ted and Racheal Pevnick‘s family to the greater St. Louis community.

The $1,000 Chuck Sandroff Scholarship, applicable to either vocational or academic education. This honors the Viet Nam era U.S. Army Service of Chuck Sandroff and his later service to the greater St. Louis community

Students can apply to both scholarships on this application but can only be awarded one scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • High school senior, or currently enrolled undergraduate students (vocational school, community college, or university) with at least one semester of college remaining after May 2024. Current college students includes currently serving military service members and military veterans with honorable discharge.
    Pursuing their first degree
  • Must have a connection to the greater St. Louis region – grew up in the region, parents live in the region, attended high school or is attending college in the greater St. Louis region. Eligible counties: Illinois – Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair; Missouri – Boone, Cole, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pulaski, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren.
  • Applicant must be of Jewish faith
  • Applicant must be related to either a Jewish Veteran or a currently serving member of U.S. Forces (eligible relatives include parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousin)

Scholarship cannot be used for graduate level studies.

Applications will be reviewed by Committee members of the Post 644. The application deadline is April 21, 2024, with the award taking place May 26, 2024 during our Memorial Day observance at the Millstone Campus in Creve Couer, Missouri.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Indicate the scholarships you are applying for:
  2. Are you Jewish?
  3. What relative is a Jewish Veteran or current service member?
    • 1. Relative
    • 2. Branch of the military
  4. Please describe the community service and volunteer work you have participated in.
  5. ESSAY: Describe how your sense of patriotism and being Jewish in the United States affects you and how the Veteran in your family influenced your life.
  6. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize Jewish War Veterans Heritage Post 644 and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work.
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