The Corporation Scholarship Committee selects students to receive scholarships.
The corporation established its first scholarship in 1993 with the award of a $2,000 grant ($500 a year for four years) to a high school senior. The program remained at this level through 1997. From this point on donations permitted increasing the number and value of the annual grants. Generous donors have raised the top scholarships to $12,000 with others ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Significant legacy gifts have permitted the corporation to increase the total grants to seventeen. To date, over $1 Million have been awarded in scholarship grants.
Initiated as a military officer based organization, the eligibility criteria has been revised in recent years. The direct ancestor's or legal guardian's military service must have a rank of E-5 (Non-commissioned Officer) and above or comparable grade in a military or federal service office. This rank requirement is waived in the case of Purple Heart recipients or those who died while on active duty. More specific explanation of this requirement is given on page one of the application.
There will be seventeen scholarships offered in 2016 in amounts to be determined by the Board of Trustees.
Program Summary projected through academic year 2015/2016:
Below are photos of our scholarship recipients for the classes 2016, 2017 and 2018. It is our pleasure to reward them for their outstanding achievements.
Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
For general program eligibility criteria, click here. Individual student qualifications follow:
DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONTo download a copy of our Scholarship Application click here.