FAQ

Who benefits from the donations?

Memorial Scholarships: These scholarships honor those active duty or reserve service members, in the VAW and VRC communities who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result military aviation-related mishap, or U.S. Navy enlisted personnel who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result of a military aviation-related mishap while assigned to a VAW or VRC squadron, by helping provide for their children’s higher education.  At this time, there are three children eligible for these scholarships.  The fund is able to provide 100% of the average annual cost of college for each child.

Merit Scholarships: Any spouse or college-age child of current and former members of the VAW/VRC community is eligible to apply.  Recipients are chosen solely based on merit.  All applications go to judges free of name and rank.  Winners receive their awards in April.

How do you apply for a Merit Scholarship?

Merit scholarship applications are administered by Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation (WOASF).  Applicants may apply for the VAW/VRC merit scholarship through the WOASF website.  Applications open October 1 and are due by March 1.  Winners are notified in April.  Click on our Scholarship page for more details or visit WOASF: http://www.wingsoveramerica.us

Is my donation tax exempt?

The VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law (Tax ID #54-1673670).  Receipts for tax purpose may be obtained by contacting the Association.

How do I make a donation?

Donations may be made in the following ways:

1. Simply mail a check or money order to the address below payable to VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund.
VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 15322
Norfolk, Virginia 23511-0322

2. Download DDFORM2558 from this website.  Complete the form and submit it to your command admin officer to establish a monthly pay allotment.

3. The VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund is part of the local Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  When you fill out your CFC pledge, simply indicate that you would like your money to go to #35747 VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund.

4. Make a credit card donation using PayPal.  Go to our Donations page for details or click HERE.

How do I contact the VAW/VRC Officers’ Spouses’ Association (VVOSA)?

Headquarters for the Fund is based in Norfolk, Virginia.  You may receive further information about the Fund and/or Association by contacting:

VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 15322
Norfolk, Virginia 23511-0322
or
e-mail: president@vaw-vrc-memorialfund.org