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 .