VFW Announces Memorial Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
   Chapter 77 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to have established the Peter P. Tycz II

Memorial Scholarship. Sergeant First Class Tycz was a US Army Green Beret who died in the line of

duty in Paktika Province, Afghanistan in 2002. The chapter has chosen to honor this Tonawanda

native because of his local ties, involvement in the community, his devotion to his family and country,

and exemplary military service. He was the son-in-law of chapter member, Bill Parmentier and is

survived by his wife, Tami J. Tycz and five daughters.

   The Scholarship is designed for a graduating high school senior


resides in Niagara or Erie County,

has a relative who is/was a veteran (Reservists who have completed 180 continuous

days of service are considered veterans),

shows a unique blend of academic achievement and community service,

and anticipates enrollment in an accredited program of higher education beginning in the fall of 2006.

   All applications must be Postmarked by May 1, 2006.

The number of scholarships awarded is tied to fundraising. In 2005, 12 - $250 scholarships were

awarded with a total value of $3000.

For applications and further information regarding the scholarship:

Visit school Guidance Office or

Web site: http://www.vva77.org 

Write: V V A, Chapter 77, 57 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150

E-Mail vva77@wzrd.com

Phone: (716) 693-4479