The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools is accepting applications for the county’s annual ceremony that awards diplomas to people whose high school education was interrupted due to military service or internment in a Japanese American relocation camp.
The 14th annual San Bernardino County Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project is sponsored by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in partnership with the County of San Bernardino Department of Veterans Affairs.
The project provides an opportunity for veterans and former internees who may qualify for a high school diploma to be presented a diploma as authorized through the California Education Code.
More than 275 San Bernardino County veterans have been honored and recognized through the project since 2009, according to a news release.
Veterans who served in and received an honorable discharge from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War or people who were interned in a Japanese American relocation camp are eligible to participate.
Surviving family members of those who meet the requirements are also encouraged to apply for posthumous recognition.
Applicants must be current San Bernardino County residents and have been enrolled in high school before enlistment or internment. There is no charge to participate.
To be considered for this year’s recognition, applications must be submitted by Oct. 24.
Applicants will be notified of their status by Oct. 27, and qualified applicants will be provided with ceremony details.
Applications are available at vdp.sbcss.k12.ca.us.
For assistance with verification of military service and/or discharge papers, contact the County of San Bernardino Department of Veterans Affairs at 866-472-8387 or 909-387-5516.
For information about the program, go to vdp.sbcss.k12.ca.us/ or contact County Schools at 909-386-2406.