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200 Word Essay On Integrity In The Military


While a postsecondary degree or credential has become indispensable for entry into professional careers and the middle class, the cost of college continues to increase. Student Veterans of America is proud to partner with PNC Bank to award two $10,000 scholarships to student veterans in finance, business administration, or related fields that define “Serving With Integrity.” SVA thanks the PNC Foundation for their support and partnership. 


Interested applicants are encouraged to read the below information carefully. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please click on the link at the bottom of this page to access the application form. Complete all fields and upload the required documents, preferably as PDFs. If you have any questions regarding the application or the scholarship, please email us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


To be considered for the PNC Serving With Integrity Scholarship all required materials must be submitted and/or received no later than November 4th, 2016, 11:59pm EST. 



Eligible student veterans must meet the below outlined minimum criteria:

  • Be pursuing a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in finance, business administration, or related fields
  • Be honorably discharged from Active Duty or currently serving in the Guard or Reserve
  • Submit a current résumé
  • Submit proof of military service (DD214)
  • Submit proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education (transcript)
  • Submit one (1) letters of recommendation from a member of the faculty detailing your talents, interests, and aspirations (letters can be submitted via the SVA Lettter of Recommendation portal, see link below, and must be on an official letterhead)
  • Submit one (1) personal statement (prompt below)
  • Submit one (1) essay (prompt below)


Essay and Personal Statement

All applicants must select and answer the following prompt, as well as submit a personal statement. Upload your completed essay and personal statement on the application page, preferably as a PDF. 

  • Essay: Please thoroughly, but succinctly (300-500 words), answer the following essay: What does "serving with integrity" mean to you?
  • Personal Statement: Write a one-page personal statement of career interest within Financial Services or the applicable field based on your major. 




The application period is closed. Thank you to all the applicants!

Respect and Integrity in the Military Essay

2636 WordsMar 5th, 201211 Pages

Respect and integrity, what really do those mean? I could look up those words in the Oxford English Dictionary or Websters, or and give a scientific, perscise and exact answer to these words. And while that tells you what they mean, does that really give their meaning. Well by's standards respect is a noun that means to hold in esteem or honor, and to show regard or consideration for. And says that integrity means an adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character, honesty, and the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished as to morality. The Army on the other hand has their own, similar, but specific definitions for these words, they call values, and are one of…show more content…

The Army Value views respect as something that is just between people, yet at the same time it is also something that is between offices. Each rank is expected to show a certain respect for the ranks above them. In some units a private is expected respect a specialist, while both show respect for their sergeants. This has less to do with the specific people then it does with their experience and respect and of their peers and the people who are situated over them. As soldier we respect the ranks that are above us because their peers and other higher Sergeants have seen something in them. Some form of leadership, or the craftsmanship and mastery of their job that they have found some respect for them, and decided that they deserve to be honored for it. These are people who have seen many soldiers, and been in the Army long enough to recognize these traits in a person, and other people should respect that. Not just because of the office they hold but because of their experience that led them to that office. The Army has kind of got it right, in a way. They view respect as a way that we should act towards each other and treat each other. But Respect is still so much more then that. You can not respect just a person, or a rank, or a position, but also someones experience that has led them to where they are. Its more about feelings

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