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Second annual Veterans Child Scholarship accepting applications

Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is now accepting applications for the second annual Veterans Child Scholarship.

To be announced this September, the eight children who receive the Veterans Child Scholarship will receive $40,000 to fund the first year of full-time post-secondary education.

The Veterans Child Scholarship is awarded to children of Canadian Armed Forces veterans or serving members affected by Operational Stress Injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“The first year students have conveyed how impactful this fund has been in their lives. We are honoured to continue investing in this important programming area and look forward to helping more students achieve their post-secondary goals,” said Phil Ralph, National Program Director of Wounded Warriors Canada.

The scholarship was launched last year in recognition of the impact mental health injuries have on military families, especially on children.

“I am greatly humbled by the scholarship I received from Wounded Warriors. It helped me offset the cost of childcare and tuition as I return to university as a Mature Student. Without this grant, the financial hardship may have become insurmountable, and I would not be able to pursue my education,” stated Ashley Pelletier, 2016 VCS recipient.

The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 school year is July 31, 2017.

For more information about the Veterans Child Scholarship or to apply click here .

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