The Cherokee County Homeless Veteran Program and the American Legion Thomas M. Brady Post 45 have partnered to create a scholarship fund for veterans in Cherokee County. The Veteran Vocational Scholarship will help veterans in the area obtain a vocational job education to pursue a new career.
The scholarship will aid in funding costs for obtaining vocational jobs, including internships, apprenticeships or initial costs such as temporary housing costs and food.
“We want to make sure that we, as a Veteran Service Organization, are looking for ways to help the veterans in county any way that we can,” Raymond Rollins, Commander of American Legion Post 45, said.
The scholarships are open to any honorably discharged veteran seeking a vocational job in Cherokee County, including assistance with obtaining skills from local colleges and universities, including Kennesaw State University, Reinhardt University and Chattahoochee Technical College. There are also plans to partner with local companies and trade unions.
The scholarship varies in award based on the type of job or education in which a veteran is seeking, up to $5,000.
Those seeking the scholarship must fill out an application and complete an interview process.
The scholarship’s initial funding is being made available through the generosity of two veterans and will paid by other ongoing fundraisers or donations.
Those seeking the scholarship can contact Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Director Jim Lindenmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-983-7590, or Rollins at 770-479-4405.