The NCVVI scholarship program was formed to grant scholarships for study at accredited institutions of learning in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of Vietnam Veterans to their country. The amount of a scholarship will range from $250 to $1,500 and will be used to pay expenses for any year of undergraduate study at any college, junior college, community college, or trade school. The recipient must currently be a resident of Wake, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Franklin, Nash, Chatham, or Granville Counties of North Carolina. This residency requirement is waived for the families of current NCVVI members residing in North Carolina. The recipient must be a Vietnam Veteran (defined as serving in the Vietnam Theater of operations) or the spouse or direct descendant of a Vietnam Veteran. The recipient can also be a student who demonstrates they have attended and satisfactorily completed the Lessons of Vietnam elective. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, or national origin. Applicants are not restricted from reapplying each year of their undergraduate study. No special consideration will be given to an applicant who has applied in previous years except that they will only be required to submit an essay and any additional changes to the civic and academic activities, honors, awards, offices and special recognition that the applicant may have received since their original submission. Their previous submissions for all other required documents will be counted.