The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation
The Scholarship Foundation grant applications are currently being processed. During the first week in June, the Chairman will verify eligibility of each entry, and enrollment in an institution of higher learning, before sending the applications to the judges for selection of this year’s recipients. Our judges this year are Jeff Danby, Earl Killen, Thomas Maines, and James Reeves. As you know, we are all volunteers who receive neither pay for our time nor expenses incurred. We are grateful for our judges’ efforts in selecting our recipients. Each year, we get excellent submissions so it is difficult to select the best ones. Once the judges have reported their selections, grants will be paid to the institution of higher learning specified by each recipient. The money will be in their student accounts by July 1st. We must have their student account numbers to pay grants so make sure your offspring who are competing provide this vital information.
Special Awards this year will include:
“Award in Honor and Memory of Thomas W. Mason”
“Award in Honor of Major General Maurice W. Kendall”
“Award in Honor and Memory of SFC Ralph E. ‘Rick’ Richenbacher”
“Col. and Mrs. Terrence A. Smith Award in Honor of the 184th Infantry (Air Assault), OIF 2005-2006, a Valorous Unit”
“Award in Honor and Memory of 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers for Their Meritorious Services in the Evacuation of Military and Civilian Refugees from Hungnam, North Korea, December 1950”
“Scholarship Foundation Memorial Award in Honor and Memory of SFC Nick Ramba”
“Scholarship Award in Honor and Memory of Karen Carew Wold”
“The Scholarship Foundation Award Honoring the Active Duty Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division”
We are preparing for our Scholarship Fundraising raffle. Please make sure to donate prizes for the raffle. We conduct a raffle every other year, and it is our major source of income besides member donations. Of course donations are the most important gifts we receive as they show our members’ support of our program. Please send your raffle gifts to the Foundation at 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040-3331. Any gift you would like to receive would be appropriate to donate. Remember, we issue Tax-Certification Letters for both monetary donations and gifts to be raffled so you can use the Certification Letter in support of your 2016 tax deductions.
Since our last report on prizes we have received two U. S. Korean War Memorial Coins, dated 1991, with Certificates of Authenticity: “Proof Silver Dollar containing 90% silver.” Based on silver content, these are worth $90.00 each and were donated by Curtis H. and Marjorie Halvorson.
How to Apply
Everything you need to know about the application process
PLUS a handy guide to help you craft your entry for a better chance at recieving the award.