NVVA Foundation Scholarship

About the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association Scholarship

The Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation was established in 1994 with twofold purpose. First, maintaining the condition of the Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on the Lake Superior Lake Walk and second, promoting the memory and commitment of those who served during the Vietnam War. Our organization offers a minimum of three scholarships to qualified candidates residing in six (6) Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching and Lake and two (2) Wisconsin counties of Douglas and Bayfield. The scholarship is based solely upon the paper written on the subject listed on application. The award categories and qualifications are listed below.

Application Requirements

All applications must be postmarked no later than May 14, 2021

Download the Application

Cover for Memorial Foundation Scholarship application: HERE

Download the Memorial Foundation Scholarship application: HERE.

Cover for Dr Frank Budd Scholarship application: HERE

Download the Dr Frank Budd Scholarship application: HERE

Mail Applications to

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation

c/o Robert Woods
1407 104th Ave W.
Duluth Mn.55808-1632

High School Student

  • A verifiable relative child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew of a Vietnam era veteran (including step family)
  • Graduating senior
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Verifiable acceptance to an accredited university or technical college within the United States

College Student

  • A verifiable relative child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew of a Vietnam era veteran (including step family)
  • Completed at least 26 academic credits in an accredited program maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Verifiable, full time, registered student at a college within the United States

Technical/Vocational School

  • A verifiable relative child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew of a Vietnam era veteran (including step family)
  • Completed at least 26 academic credits in an accredited program maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Verifiable, full time, registered student in an accredited technical/vocational school within the United States

Each scholarship awarded is in an amount of $1000. The award will be sent directly to their educational institution when fall registration is verified. Recipients are eligible to reapply annually. Awards will be presented according to Pandemic rules.

Essay Requirements

Brief Essay (typed-500 words or less) on the following topic for Memorial Foundation Application:

Research and explain details and importance of  “Operation Babylift 1975”. Then interview a Vietnam Veteran and ask him/her to explain their feelings about it.

Brief Essay (typed-500 words or less) on the following topic for Dr Frank Budd Application:

“Research how advancements in medicine during the Vietnam War relates to your choice of a medical field and ask a Vietnam veteran how his medical needs have improved within VA system”