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The Specialist Matthew Baylis Memorial Fund awards 10 scholarships each year in the amount of $500 each to veterans and children of veterans who need assistance paying for college or a technical school.

The Specialist Matthew Baylis Memorial Fund scholarship is awarded based on the following:

• Fully completed application form and responses to questions.

• You must also include a short essay of at least 100 words addressing the theme of "What Impact has a Veteran Made in My Life?”.

Please also submit the following items with your application:

• A copy of the veteran's (your parent's or grandparent's) Honorable Discharge (DD-214) or a letter from your parent's commanding officer certifying active duty status or a copy of their Duty Orders.


If you cannot locate the DD-214, your may request a copy of the form at under "Veterans' Service Records".


Please note the application deadline is April 1st of each calendar year.
You can email the application, the 100 word or more essay and copies of documents to:
or mail to:

Spc. Matthew Baylis Memorial Fund, 
9 Swan View Drive, Patchogue, NY 11772

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