Vietnam Veterans of America Quad Cities Chapter 299 in Moline, Ill., named the recipients of its scholarship program last month. They are: Arron Kristof (Black Hawk College), Micah Douglas (Black Hawk College), and William A. Schultz (St. Ambrose University).
The chapter established a fund in 2016 to support veterans who are pursuing a STEM or trade and technical postsecondary degree or certification. Chapter 299 raises funds through individual and family donations, memorial gifts, and fundraisers such as barbeques, catering and trivia nights.
Based on financial need, the scholarship is to be used for school expenses including tuition, room/board, books, and related expenses. Monies are awarded through the Moline Foundation, a local nonprofit.