Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation Gold Star Living Legacy Scholarships

on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted in News


One initiative of the Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is to honor the Fallen by helping their children pay for their education through the awarding of Gold Star Living Legacy scholarships.

Our scholarships are provided to Gold Star Children of an underserved group, those whose parent sacrificed their life in the service in the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, or one of the five Reserve components, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).

This underserved group of surviving Gold Star Children are not eligible for the Fry Scholarship and/or Chapter 35 DEA Program (Dependents Educational Assistance). Our Gold Star Living Legacy Scholarships award amount is needs-based with a maximum award amount of $2,500 per academic year.

Gold Star Children that may apply must plan to attend, be currently attending, or be recently accepted into an approved/accredited 2-year or 4-year degree program at an institution of higher education or an approved/accredited vocational/certificate program; and must not be receiving the Fry Scholarship and/or Chapter 35 DEA (Dependents Educational Assistance). (Scholarships awarded are for first time degree seeking applicants. If applicant already has a Bachelor’s degree or is seeking a Master’s or Doctorate degree we are unable to award scholarships at this time.)

Applicants must re-apply each year they wish to receive funding. Dependent(s) of the service-member must be 24 years of age or younger and unmarried. The award amount is disbursed in one payment at the end of the first semester/term. The applicant must submit an official transcript with grades before the check is sent to the education institution.

Required of semester GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in order to be able to receive a scholarship funds. Scholarship funds can only be used for the current academic year of the award, funds cannot be carried over to use in a subsequent academic year or used to pay for a previous academic year. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the education institution, they cannot be sent to the recipient. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, books, fees charged by the educational institution, and only on campus room and board (dorm and meal plan costs). No off-campus housing can be covered with scholarship funds.


Chris Milchuck, CTR
Support Coordinator
Survivor Outreach Services - HRCI
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