January 11, 2002

$4,500 Scholarships Available for Military Sons and Daughters

Time is running out to apply for the 2002 Cmdr. William S. Stuhr Scholarship Fund for Military Sons and Daughters, according to Joseph LaRiviere, the fund's executive director. These scholarships will be awarded in late May or June to high school seniors of active duty or retired military members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide.

Each of the five scholarships being awarded is valued at $4,500, which will distributed equally over four years. This will mark the scholarship fund's 37th anniversary of service to our military families, LaRiviere notes.

To be eligible, students:

— must be a 2002 high school senior
— have a junior year and first half of senior year in the top 10 percent of his/her class
— a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1250/27
— evidence of extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership potential
— be a bona fide dependant of an active duty or retired military member
— planning to attend a four-year accredited college

Application criteria and Stuhr Scholarship background information may be obtained by writing to: Executive Director, CDR Stuhr Scholarship Fund, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 9-D, New York City, NY 10029-1000. Enclose a self-addressed envelope to expedite return mailing.

Applicants may also request information electronically by sending an e-mail with name and address to stuhrstudents@earthlink.net.

The fund's limited staff is unable to respond to telephone or facsimile inquiries. Completed applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2002. The scholarship in not available to students already attending college or to family members who's parents serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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