USS AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association



This year's Scholarship is in Memory of

Ray Dermody

AN, VA-66 1965-67

CVA Director of Membership


It is necessary for all scholarship applicants to attach the following to the application:

(A) Copy of the latest transcript showing courses completed through the 7th semester.

(B) Verification of student’s SAT and/or ACT results.

(C) Three personal references, one of which must be from the CVA member sponsoring the applicant. (Ensure name, address, and telephone number of the person making the reference is included in the reference)

(D)Applicant must complete a 250 word essay on (1) a currant event or (2) a patriotic theme.(This will help the selection committee evaluate your ability to think critically and communicate clearly on paper)


1. The annual $1000.00 U.S.S. America Carrier Veteran’s Association Merit Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are children, step children or grand children (including those by marriage) of:

  • CVA members in good standing, who served aboard the USS AMERICA.
  • Applicants must have maintained a high school G.P.A. through the 7th semester of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.

2. The scholarship can be used at a trade school, two- year community college, or four- year college or university.

3. The scholarship is designated for the 2017-2018 school year.

4. Scholarship payment shall be made to either the recipient directly or sent to the recipient’s school of choice. (Recipient’s discretion).

5.  Download application here (Click icon)->

6. Applications should be sent to scholarship coordinator/contact person:

Don Richardson

138 Forest Hill Drive

Irvine, KY. 40336-9113

Mr. Richardson may also be contacted via e-mail at

7. The scholarship winner shall be determined by the CVA Board of Directors. Announcement of the winner will be made to the recipient shortly after the selection.

8. Applications that are incomplete (required attachments not included), unsigned by applicant and CVA sponsor, or postmarked after April 3, 2017 will be disqualified, and will be eliminated from further consideration.


The CVA gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from Beam Suntory to the CVA Scholarship Fund this year.


USS America Carrier CVA, INC.
P.O. Box 1239
    Hopewell Junction, New York
1-888-391-CV66 (2866)

Copyright 2003 USS AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association, INC.
The USS America Carrier Veterans Association, INC.( An NYS Tax-Exempt Corporation)
is a Tax Exempt Organization, under IRS Code 501(c)(19).
(Payments made to this association may be tax deductible.  Kindly consult your tax advisor.)

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