The 2015 application process opened in February 2015. Deadline for entry will be April 30, 2015. There will be one Captain Ed Caffrey Memorial Merit Scholarship and several Merit Scholarships awarded for 2015.
Captain Ed Caffrey Memorial Merit Scholarship
Captain Ed Caffrey was an outstanding Commodore of the E2/C2 community from 1992-1994. His vision and dedication led to the creation of the VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund. Captain Caffrey was a man of great courage and integrity who showed unlimited commitment to service. In honor of his memory a scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has demonstrated academic excellence, personal integrity and a commitment to community service. It is our hope that this scholarship will forever ensure Captain Caffrey’s legacy within our community by nurturing those same qualities in the recipient of the award.
Any spouse or college-age child of current and former members of the VAW/VRC community is eligible to apply. Service members include both officers and enlisted personnel who are serving or have served in the VAW/VRC community. Winners receive their awards late-spring, early-summer. Scholarship money may only be used for tuition fees.
Candidates submitting applications must be graduates of an accredited high school or equivalent thereof and must plan to attend an accredited vocational or academic institution. Applicants and recipients from previous years may reapply. An individual may be awarded the scholarship twice.
Applicants must be pursing their FIRST undergraduate degree at a college or university or attending technical/vocational school. Any students currently in a Reserve Officer Candidate Program (ROTC) are not eligible.