Branson Veterans of America 913

William G. Groninger Scholarship Criteria


The Branson Veterans of America 913 has established the following criteria for administering and awarding the William G. Groninger Scholarship Award: 


  • Three individual scholarships of $750 each will be awarded from the Association Scholarship funds to provide assistance to the most deserving applicants determined in total anonymity by the Scholarship committee using a point system on the following two items: Written essay and personal interview


       The Following limitations are established:


  • The awards are considered for only those applicants who will be enrolling in a post-secondary institution; university, 4-year college, junior college, vo-tech, trade school. Any other will be considered by the scholarship committee.

  • The applicant must be intent of pursuing a course toward an associate, baccalaureate degree, or certificate of completion

  • The award is a one-time award, non-renewable

  • Applicants must be a senior enrolled in a Stone or Taney county high school.

  • The application and supporting documents must be submitted and postmarked by March 24, 2021. Applications postmarked after March 24, 2021, will not be considered. The complete application must include, in addition to the application form, the items listed below:                                                                            1. A letter of acceptance from the institution of the applicant or list of applications pending--award will not be made until acceptance has been verified     2. A transcript of high school credits through the first semester of the senior year.

  • The check will be sent directly to the winner's post-secondary institution upon confirmation of the student enrollment and attendance. The applicant must provide the name and address of the institution.

  • Applications will be evaluated on March 27, 2021, by the Scholarship Committee.

  • Top ten applicants will be notified by March 30, 2021

  • Selected applicants will be required to interview with the Scholarship Committee April 10th, 2021 for a final selection

  • Winners will be notified by April 12th, 2021.

  • Award will be presented at both April 26, 2021, VBA 913 meeting, and the student's school honor assembly upon receiving the date and time.

  • Winners MUST be available for the April 26, 2021, BVA 913 Meeting.

  • Winners and their families will be invited to the VVA benefit show at the Hamner Variety Theatre on May 17, 2021.

  • Students who qualify and desire to apply for this award may obtain the application form from their school counselor or you may click the Application link to the left. 

  • Please mail application to Branson Veterans of America 913 Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 632 Branson, MO 65615


Branson Veterans of America 913

Honor Scholarship


The Branson Veterans of America 913 has established the following criteria for the administering and awarding the Honor Scholarship Award: 


  • Two individual scholarships of $750 each will be awarded from the Association Scholarship funds. The Scholarship is available and renewable up to a maximum of eight (8) semesters. Renewal of this scholarship is contingent upon completion of a current application and confirmation that your grade point and enrollment have been set.




  • Must be enrolled in at least your second year of College or Any Veteran returning to College.

  • The application must be completed in full or will not be considered.

  • Return application by or before July 12, 2021

  • Applications must be postmarked no later than July 12, 2021.




  • Completed application

  • A student evaluation letter from a college advisor, teacher, or administrator testifying to your talents, financial need, GPA (at least 3.0), and seriousness of purpose

  • Typed Essay minimum of 500 words.

  • The essay question will change every year 

  • Please mail application to Branson Veterans of America 913 Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 632 Branson, MO 65615