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Academic Scholarship Program

The Silver Caduceus Assn. awards academic scholarships to eligible applicants based on proven academic ability, exhibited leadership skills, community service, demonstrated personal financial need and special considerations for those non-member applications related to former Army Medical Service Corps Officers,  KIA or disabled in combat, and retired from active duty due to those disabling conditions.

Download Letter of Introduction (pdf)
Download Application (pdf)

The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the amount of money available, normally in the amount of $1,000.00 each.

DONATIONS

The Scholarship Program is funded entirely by donations from SCA members.

The SCA Scholarship Program has been successful due to the generous donations of the SCA membership and the dedicated efforts of the SCA Scholarship Committee of George Hammond, Chairman and Jim Hayes.

Your tax deductible donations to the fund make it possible to award scholarships to deserving individuals.

Please send your donations to:
Silver Caduceus Assn.
Attn: Treasurer
P.O. Box 39514
San Antonio, TX 78218

Scholarship awards are distributed directly to the awardees to be used for tuition, books, fees, etc.

About Eligibility:

1.  Applicants must be recommended by an SCA member who is in good standing and has committed himself for at least two (2) years to the SCA.
2.   A member may nominate one applicant no more than every two years.
3.  Applicants may receive a maximum of two awards.
4.  Applicants must be related (spouse, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, children and grandchildren of siblings) to the member of the MSC Silver Caduceus Assn., that nominates them. (Exceptions will be considered for those related members of former Army MSC officers who were killed in action or disabled in combat and retired from active duty for those disabling conditions.)
5.  Applicants are not limited to high school seniors. They may be attending college at the time of application; an adult wanting to attend college for the first time or to continue their education after a break in attendance.

Scholarship Applications:

Scholarship applications will be accepted January 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017. Download an Application. (pdf)

The number of scholarships that will be awarded will depend on the amount of money available and approval of the Board.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to any member of the Scholarship Committee:

Col (R) George Hammond: ghammondeaglesnest@verizon.net

Col (R) Jim Hayes: JHayes0006@aol.com


2016 Reunion Scholarship Fund Update

Many, many thanks to the attendees of the 2016 Reunion for donating $5,656 to the Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Program is funded entirely by donations from SCA members. Reunion years have been the best years for donations; however, we need to encourage our SCA members to send donations every year. All donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. You still have time to make your 2016 donation.

To date we have awarded a grand total of forty six (46) $1,000.00 scholarships to relatives of SCA members, to include one to the spouse of an Active Duty MSC. Scholarship awards are distributed directly to the awardees to be used for tuition, books, fees, etc.



SCA 2012 Scholarship Awardees

1. Jenna P. Benzing, nominated by William L. Warren

2. William Cameron Waters, nominated by Henry J. Waters

3. Eric Michael Walter, nominated by Don Graydon


SCA 2011 Scholarship Awardees

1. Jacob Pierce, Senior, Chatfield H.S., Chatfield, MN, will attend University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Major: Mechanical Engineering
Sponsored by: LTC (R) George Pierce

2. Patrick Colin Faherty, Senior, North Stafford H.S., Stafford, VA, will attend The Citadel , Major: Political Science
Sponsored by: LTC (R) Patrick Shawn Faherty

3. Howlett D. Cohick, Senior, Tom C. Clark H.S., San Antonio, TX, will attend Schreiner University, Major: Aviation Business
Sponsored by: Col (R) Byron P. Howlett, Jr.

4. Andrea Margaret Johnson, Senior, Blue Valley West H.S., Overland Park, KS will attend Kansas State University, Major: Marketing
Sponsored by: Col (R) Marion (Johnny) Johnson

5. Alison Toth Fedoris, Senior, Owen J. Roberts, H.S., Pottstown, PA will attend University of Chicago, Major: International Studies
Sponsored by: LTC(R) Frank A. Audino

6. Lauren Noel Canestrini, Senior, Mount Vernon H.S., Alexandria, VA will attend The College of William and Mary, Major: Biology (Pre-med)
Sponsored by: Col(R) Ken Canestrini

7. Connor A. Cohick, Sophomore, attending Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, Major: Biology (Pre-med)
Sponsored by: Col(R) Byron P. Howlett, Jr.


2010 ARMY MSC SCA Scholarship Winners

The Silver Caduceus Association has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to the below listed individuals:

1. Ross Marchand, H.S. Senior; will attend U. of Mass, Lowell, majoring in Business 
Nominated by: Robert E. Kleber, COL, MSC, Ret 

2. Aulbri L. Little, Attending Georgia Southern University, majoring in Graphic Design Nominated by: Charles Davis, COL, MSC, Ret 

3. Elizabeth Gore, H.S. Senior; will attend James Madison Univ., majoring in Pre-Med Nominated by: Bernard L. Gore, COL, MSC, Ret 

4. Brent Weiss, H.S. Senior; will attend Baylor University, majoring in Accounting
Nominated by:  Joseph D. Weiss, COL, MSC, Ret 

5. Demetra Kelenis, Attending Univ of Texas, Austin, majoring in Cell & Molecular Biology/Pre-Med
Nominated by:  Jim Van Straten, COL, MSC, Ret                 

6. Connor A. Cohick, Attending Trinity University, San Antonio, majoring in Pre-Med
Nominated by Byron P. Howlett, COL, MSC, Ret                


2008 ARMY MSC SCA Scholarship Winners

The Silver Caduceus Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to the below listed individuals:

1. Robert A Klotz Sophomore at Auburn University , majoring in Education
Nominated by: Robert H. Willis, LTC, MSC, Ret (Grandfather)

2. Elliott T. Scherer University of Oregon , majoring in International Business
Nominated by: Frank A. Audino, LTC, MSC, Ret (Grandfather)

3. Tyler B. Hammond University of South Florida , majoring in Pre-Med - Pharmacy
Nominated by: George Hammond, Col , MSC, Ret (Great-Uncle)



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