Scholarships

Colonel Clarence T. Torrey Community Service Scholarship

This is named in memory of Colonel Clarence T. Torrey, USA (Ret), a past President of the Alamo Chapter. Upon his death, a donation to initially fund the scholarship was made to the chapter by his wife. The scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior whose parent, stepparent or grandparent served on active duty in any of the uniformed services represented in MOAA. All details of the scholarship selection process except for selection of the final recipient are handled by the Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House (BCSCH)/Minnie Piper Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from Bexar County school counselors in the fall. BCSCH receives the applications, makes preliminary evaluations and creates a recommended order of merit list. The MOAA AC Scholarship Committee interviews the top 5 candidates and selects a winner. The winner will be presented at the March Chapter luncheon.

The General Herring JROTC Scholarship and The Colonel McCarthy JROTC Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships are available to a graduating high school senior who has participated for at least three years in a ROTC Program supported by the MOAA-AC. Selection will be based on financial need, academic record, test scores, citizenship, leadership, community involvement and outstanding professional ability. Applications for this scholarship are currently available through the Senior Military Instructors, online at www.alamomoaa.org or from the Scholarship Chair. A maximum of one scholarship application will be accepted from each supported ROTC program.

The Major Cunningham (formerly Alamo Chapter) Scholarship.

One $500 scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior who is a dependent of a member in good standing of the Military Officers Association of America and the MOAA-Alamo Chapter. Selection will be based on financial need, academic record, test scores, citizenship, leadership, community involvement and outstanding professional ability.

ROTC Scholarship

A total of $13,000 will be available to university students enrolled in Army or Air Force ROTC. The Air Force ROTC Scholarship will be presented in honor of Lt Col & Mrs. Edward Marvin USAF (Ret). Selection will be coordinated between the Chapter Scholarship Committee and the Unit Commanders based on performance and financial need.


Applications for JROTC and the Maj & Mrs. James Cunningham scholarships are currently available by clicking HERE or from the MOAA-AC office. The deadline for applications is February 20. Email to moaa.ac.awards@gmail.com. Direct any questions to the MOAA-AC Scholarship Chair, Col (Ret) Peter Hunt, peterhunt2012@gmail.com or (210) 867-0418.