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about Major Richard "Dick" Meadows.
The Richard J. Meadows Memorial Scholarship program honors the memory of
Dick Meadows by recognizing the qualities of dedication, determination,
scholarship and achievement that he so courageously demonstrated throughout his
lifetime. This program is designed to provide one-time scholarship grants
annually for tuition and books for the pursuit of academic advancement or vocational enhancement. The
number and amounts of awards, as well as the award recipients, are determined by
a Scholarship Committee with the approval of the Chapter President and the
Honorary Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.
The Richard J. Meadows Scholarship Program is funded by the Richard J. Meadows Scholarship Fund, a separate account that derives its moneys through voluntary contributions from Chapter LX members, individual supporters, interested business and corporate contributors, and other fund raising activities as deemed appropriate by the Scholarship Committee and the President, Chapter LX. Contributions to the fund are deductible for income tax purposes IAW IRC Sec 170 (c)(3). Chapter LX is exempt from federal income tax (as a non-profit corporation) under IRC Code Section 501 (c)(19).
Applicants for award of the Richard J. Meadows Memorial Scholarship must be:
A Chapter LX, SFA member in good standing, family or dependent of a member,
or member of the immediate family of a deceased member who was in good standing
at the time of death, or an individual currently assigned to HQ, USSOCOM, HQ, SOCCENT,
or HQ, CENTCOM who is otherwise eligible for general membership* in the SFA, or a
family member or dependent of such an individual, and
have been accepted by, or already attending, an accredited college, university, or vocational institute, to include post-graduate students. Exceptions may be made for grandchildren of a member in good standing.
Personnel applying on the basis of membership in Chapter LX must have been a member for a period of at least 13 months to be eligible.
*General membership may be granted to any member or former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, to include the U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, who has been legally awarded a Special Forces prefix, suffix, or MOS; and, if discharged, has received an Honorable Discharge. Service with the 1st SSF, OSS, and UNPIK-8240 of Korea also is recognized for general membership.
Applicants must, not later than July 1st of each year, submit the following in hard copy and email:
a. A personal letter stating his/her educational/vocational career plans and aspirations; as well as the planned use of the funds received. b. Their most recent official transcript, SAT score, and/or other evidence of academic or vocational aptitude. c. A reference letter from a teacher, counselor, or other school official. d. A summary of extracurricular activities, non-academic achievements, and hobbies. e. A copy of acceptance from the institute of higher learning or vocational/technical institute, and any current scholarship grants. f. An essay that addresses: -Those values that they feel Richard J. Meadows possessed and the ethics to which he subscribed. -Which of his values and ethics they feel is important in their planning of personal and career goals. -How Chapter LX will benefit if they are selected as a R.J.M. Scholarship Award winner.
Scholarship Committee Chairman 2506 Oak Landing Drive Brandon, FL 33511 E-Mail: email@example.com