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Call: (609) 396-2885

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DAV NJ 2017 Scholarships Applications


Charles Kosmutza Scholarship Fund

The Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of New Jersey Scholarships to be awarded are named in honor of deceased veteran Charles Kosmutza and shall encompass all areas of New Jersey broken down so that they cover north, south and central New Jersey as listed below:

Northern New Jersey

Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, And Warren Counties

Central New Jersey

Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Monmouth, Mercer, And Ocean Counties

Southern New Jersey

Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, And Cape May Counties


To All Whom It May Concern:

The New Jersey Disabled American Veterans will be awarding (3) three $1,000.00 Scholarships to graduating High School Seniors for post High School Education (College, Community College, Trade School, etc.) The Scholarship Committee has established the following criteria for eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.
  2. Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant of a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of NJ (Sons, Daughters, Grandsons Granddaughters, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins).
  3. Applicant must be a Graduating High School Senior.
  4. Applicant must submit in his or her own words an Essay of no more than 500 words on: "What Would You Do to Make This Country More Secured from ISIS?"
  5. Applications and Essays must be typed or printed legibly in its entirety.
  6. Applicant may submit only ONE Application.
  7. Applicant must sign and date authentication. Parent or Guardian signature is also required if applicant is under the age of 18.
  8. All Applications must be received no later than MAY 21, 2017. Applications & Essays may be faxed to the office at 609-396-9562.
  9. Applicant must provide proof of relationship and that the veteran is a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

The Committee will select three (3) winners of these Scholarships from all eligible applications. The winners will be notified prior to the awards being presented at the DAV State Convention. Winners should make every possible attempt to be at the presentation. If there are any questions, please contact our office.

DAV-NJ 2017 Scholarship Program