If one of your parents or grandparents served in the U.S. armed forces, and you meet other eligibility criteria, GAINSWave® invites you to apply for our Descendant of Veterans Scholarship.
We will select one applicant to win $2,500 for their stellar personal essay, application, and other factors. If you would like us to consider you for this opportunity, please review the following information and submit your application and essay no later than January 1, 2021.
About GAINSWave®’s Descendant of Veterans Scholarship
GAINSWave® proudly supports the U.S. armed forces. We appreciate, more than anything, the monumental sacrifices that service members make for their country. The sacrifice of service touches these people in many ways—physically and emotionally—and, for many, the effects last a lifetime.
We understand, too, that sacrifice extends beyond the service members themselves. The families they must leave behind when called into action and who uproot themselves year after year with every reassignment also sacrifice. These are the families who rush to greet returning service members at the airport and who care for their physical and emotional wounds—often for the rest of their lives.
They are spouses, sons, daughters, and grandchildren. Without their sacrifice, the men and women of the U.S. military would find it even more difficult to carry out their duties. To honor the tremendous sacrifice of family, GAINSWAVE® created the Descendant of Veterans Scholarship.
Eligibility Requirements for the Descendant of Veterans Scholarship
Students who wish to apply for the Descendant of Veterans Scholarship must meet the eligibility criteria we established for this award. Namely, they must:
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (upload a copy of your unofficial transcript with your application)
Agree to Terms and Conditions
- Write and attach a personal essay on the topic detailed below
- Be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university
- Fill out and submit the scholarship application form on this page by the January 1, 2021 deadline
Please craft a 1,000-word essay on the topic below:
“What does ‘sacrifice’ mean to you?”
Please describe how your parent’s sacrifice and service has inspired you to succeed and be a better member of your community.
Please save the completed essay as a PDF and submit it with the application form on this page, along with other supporting materials, as appropriate.
Deadline to Enter
You must submit your application and all supporting materials by January 1, 2021, to be considered. No exceptions will be made.