Each year the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center awards four $1000 scholarships, three to high school students who belong to a veteran family. 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.
The scholarships are awarded directly to the recipient – and not the institution they are attending. The intention is that these funds may be used to offset book costs, lab fees and other costs associated with attending college.
Supporters who choose to donate by check, please make it out to CIVOC, indicate Scholarship Fund in the memo line, and remit to CIVOC, 247 Stevens Street, Suite E, Hyannis, MA. 02601