We are Happy to Announce our 2019 Scholarship Awards

The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) in Hyannis in collaboration with the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation, and private donors Mr. & Mrs. Michael Serabian provided seven individual $1,000 scholarships to five local High School students whose family member is a veteran and two veterans pursuing degrees.  The presentations were made at the Barnstable Town Hall. 

Three of the four CIVOC scholarships are named after Roy Pacheco, Michael Trainor, and Craig Morrison who are some of the original founders of what used to be the Nam Vets Association.  The Nam Vets Association has since morphed into the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center to better serve veterans and their families of all eras.  The fourth CIVOC scholarship presented is named after U.S. Marine Captain Eric A. Jones. 

Roy Pacheco presented Hailey Meader of Martha’s Vineyard High School with a CIVOC scholarship named after him.

Michael Trainor presented Kyll Jolls of Dennis Yarmouth High School with a CIVOC scholarship named after him.

Justin Morrison the son of Craig Morrison presented Breann Hill of Barnstable High School with a CIVOC scholarship named after his father.

Nicole Sanchez who is currently attending Cape Cod Community College was the recipient of the Captain Eric A. Jones CIVOC scholarship.  Captain Jones, the son of Ken and Cyndy Jones who founded Heroes In Transition after his death, was a Marine aviator killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009.  

Yarmouth Deputy Police Chief Steven Xiarhos presented the Nicholas G. Xiarhos scholarship to Jordan Monteiro who is currently attending Cape Cod Community College.  U.S. Marine Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009.

Mr. & Mrs. Serabian presented a $1,000 scholarship each to Alison Landry of Mashpee High School and Gianna Pollock from Barnstable High School.

New Scholarships Offered by CIVOC

Each year the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center awards four $1000 scholarships. The first three are awarded to high school students who belong to a veteran family. Beginning this year, those scholarships will be named  after three of our original founders, Roy Pacheco, Michael Trainor, and Michael Williams. 

 The fourth is awarded to a student veteran and is given in memory of Captain Eric Jones, a Marine helicopter pilot who lost his life in Afghanistan. Captain Jones’ parents now reside on Cape Cod and are untiring advocates for the support of our veterans.  We were honored when the Joneses gave us permission to name our first veteran scholarship awarded in 2015, the Captain Eric Jones Memorial Scholarship, in honor of their son.

In 2019, we have added three new scholarships.  The first is the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Scholarship which is funded by the foundation of the same name, and will also be awarded to a veteran who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

The third and fourth are the Michael and Lisa Serabian Scholarships which will be awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted to a post-secondary trade school.

The scholarships are awarded directly to student and not to the institutions in order to fund the  book costs, lab fees and other costs associated with attending an accredited college or post-secondary trade or vocational school.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE COMPLETE APPLICATION WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE SERVICES SECTION UNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AND RETURN IT TO THE CAPE AND ISLANDS VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER, c/o Jack Bonino,  247 STEVENS STREET, SUITE E, HYANNIS, MA, 02601 NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2019 .