The PFC Raymond A Ranellucci Jr. Veterans Memorial Scholarship Award 2011 Awarded by: Robert L. Weininger V.F.W. Post #8692 Colonie, New York P.F.C Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. United States Marine Corp Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. was born and raised in Rensselaer County. Raymond was a student of Averill Park High School during the Viet Nam War era. In 1963 Raymond’s patriotism called him to serve and he joined the United States Marine Corp. Raymond immediately after boot camp was sent to Viet Nam. In 1964 Raymond Ranellucci Jr. lost his life in battle. This memorial fund was developed by his family / friends to remember Raymond, the sacrifice he made serving his country and to promote awareness of The United States Armed Forces. Scholarship Information Robert L. Weininger Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8692 is an organization dedicated to providing a High School Senior in the Capital District a one time scholarship award. The scholarship value is a one time award of $500.00. To qualify for this award you must be a son / daughter or relative of a veteran of The United States Military service or any high school senior that will be entering ROTC / Military Academy as a freshman in college. An additional focus will be on a student who is participating in community / school activities and has maintained an above average GPA. This High School senior will be required to write a brief essay on the topic of “The true meaning of Memorial Day” . VFW Post #8692 will administer and disburse the scholarship award. The selection will be made by the PFC Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund Award committee. Scholarship Process The scholarship process consists of the following procedures: 1. Scholarship application must be postmarked by April 08, 2011. 2. Application must be filled out completely and signed by the student and a representative of the High School Guidance staff. 3. There is absolutely no fee associated with this scholarship. 4. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed by the scholarship award committee. 5. The scholarship recipient will be notified by April 22, 2011 . 6. The scholarship will be awarded at the VFW Post #8692 Loyalty Day Celebration during the month of May ( May 1th, 2011). 7. The recipients name will be posted on the PFC Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. Veterans Memorial Scholarship award plaque located at the VFW Post #8692 facility. Scholarship Requirements To apply for the PFC Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. Veterans Memorial Scholarship award the following is required: 1. A written essay on the topic “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. This essay must be a minimum of 500 words and no more than 1,000 words. 2. Participation in a community event / service that in some way promotes patriotism or was connected with any Veterans programs. 3. High School Senior who is a son or daughter or relative of a Veteran of the United States Military service that is accepted to a 2 year / 4 year College of choice. (proof of parents – relatives military status required & college acceptance necessary) 4. Or – A High School Senior who is accepted to 2 year / 4 year ROTC program at a College or Military Academy of choice. 5. Has participated in school activities. (Clubs, Student Council, or Sports programs) 6. A brief bullet point biography of applicant. 7. Resident of Albany County, Rensselaer County, or Schenectady County. Application Students Name__________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________ City, Sate, Zip Code_______________________________________________ Telephone Number _______________________________________________ High School Attending_____________________________________________ High School Address______________________________________________ Counselor’s Name__________________ 4 year HS GPA Avg ______ Certification / Transcript Attached_____ High School Activities _____________________________________________ Name of College Attending _____________________ROTC______________Copy of Acceptance Letter________ Essay Enclosed ( ) Certificate of community service / event participation ( ) Proof of Parents Military Service ( ) Bullet Point Biography ( ) I am submitting this application to be considered for the PFC Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. Scholarship Award. My status is a high school senior in the Capital District area. I am a Son / Daughter / relative of a Veteran of Military Service or I am registered and accepted in a ROTC program. By applying for this scholarship I understand that I am being considered for this award and that all materials submitted will be reviewed by the awards committee. I also understand that if I omit any of the required documents my application will be voided. I understand that I will be notified by mail of my status. Your High School Guidance office will be notified. I understand that there will be no fee required to submit this application. Applicant Signature __________________________Date__________________ Printed Name_______________________________ Counselor’s Signature ________________________Date__________________ Printed Name_______________________________ Mail To: Robert L. Weinninger Memorial Post #8692, Veterans of Foreign Wars Of The United States of America, Post Office Box 12083, Albany, New York 12212. Attention: Scholarship Committee Must be Postmarked by April 6, 2011. Certificate of Community Service / Event Participation I certify that ________________ of ______________High School has participated in the service / event _______________________________ on ______(date). This service / event was sponsored by __________________. Signature of certification________________ Title _________________ Contact Telephone # __________________ Signature of Applicant__________________ Date___________ Robert L. Weinninger V.F.W. Post #8692 Scholarship Award Scholarship / Account name: PFC Raymond A. Ranellucci Jr. Veterans Memorial Scholarship Award Curriculum: Open to all Amount of Award: Minimum $500.00. Additional awards granted based on available funds. Number of Awards: 1 Frequency of Awards: Annual Established by: Robert L Weinninger V.F.W. Post #8692, Colonie N.Y. Date Established: February 1, 2004 Contact Name James Haas, Awards Committee Chairperson Contact Address P.O. Box 12083, Albany, New York 12212 Contact Telephone Number (518) 452-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org Award Eligibility: Awarded to a High School Graduating Senior who is a Son / Daughter or relative of a Veteran of the United States Military Service. OR a High School Senior accepted to a ROTC program / Military Academy. Must also participate in a community event / service that promotes patriotism.