Vietnam veterans donate scholarship funds to LBCC

The Linn County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 585 recently donated funds for an endowment scholarship memorial fund at Linn-Benton Community College. The VVA chapter gave $10,282 to the LBCC Foundation on Dec. 11, said the college’s director of development Douglas Keck. The endowment must be allowed to earn interest for a year before scholarships may begin to be provided to students who are military veterans or spouses or children of military veterans.

“The Linn-Benton Community College Foundation is very grateful for such a generous contribution that will continue on in perpetuity,” said Keck. “This endowment will change the lives of those qualified to receive the scholarship.”

VVA chapter president Tom Owen said his chapter felt that giving to education projects will help alleviate the negative image American society has given to Vietnam veterans.

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