Rev February 2018




Captain John P Monahan VFW Post 12136

 Memorial Scholarship Application Information


Deadline: April 30th of each school year


The family of the late Captain John P Monahan, a highly-decorated Vietnam Army Veteran wishes to honor his memory by assisting other military veterans and their immediate family members including grandchildren by providing education scholarships. Three (3) scholarships of $500 each can be awarded. The educational scholarship may be offered as a one-time award, or as a repeating award. The award(s) will be distributed directly to the college or university (Financial Aid Office) of the student’s choice.



•       A High School student in the Lancaster County School District or a student in an Accredited College

•       US Veteran, child or grandchild of US Veteran residing in Lancaster County or a member of a Lancaster County High School JROTC Unit

•       3.2 GPA or higher

•       Awards may be made based on financial need

•       Must be enrolled or accepted in a post-secondary education program in any 2 or 4-year college or university or technical school. Student can pursue any degreed program 

Submission Must Include:

•       Personal Information:



         Employment status:

         Phone contact numbers:

         Email address:

•       Name of veteran and relationship or indication of the student’s membership in a local JROTC unit.

•       Certified copy of high school or college transcript

•       List of Awards/Achievements/Demonstrated leadership in academic and community projects

•       Essay Questions: How will this scholarship assist you in pursuing your educational goals,

including a description of academic program being pursued, selection of school, and your

financial need in 350 to 500 words

•       Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor, JROTC commander or employer

•       A copy of your enrollment/acceptance letter from the college/university you will be attending

•       Name and address of Financial Aid Office at the university or college you will be attending

Essay Instructions:

•       Prepare a cover sheet with your name, date, and personal contact information

•       Attach your essay of 350 to 500 words

Mail completed Application: To the Attn: Post Commander, Capt. John P Monahan VFW Post 12136

9332 Whistling Straits Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707, email any questions to:

This page is also available for download from the Post website at 

Scholarship winners will be notified in writing or at their local HS Awards Day ceremonies in May of each year In the case of repeating scholarship awards, the student will provide documentation from their school that all requirements have been met to continue in their chosen program along with a copy of their school transcript. Then, they will be notified in writing of their repeating award which will be sent to their school Financial Aid Office