Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 Jerry P. Rainey Scholarship

The Special Forces Association Chapter IX, Isaac Camacho Chapter, has established a memorial scholarship in the name of Jerry P. Rainey. The scholarship is available to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded in person on or before August 19, 2017. At least two of the three scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students unless there are less than two qualifying undergraduate students, at which point more than one scholarship can be awarded to a masters or doctoral student. The review process will be limited to the first 50 applications received. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the review committee. The window for applying is from May 12 through June 16, 2018.

The Jerry P. Rainey Scholarship Fund focuses on assisting qualifying students who display outstanding potential in their chosen major. Academic excellence, community involvement, and personal character are the primary considerations weighted for selecting a recipient. The fund was established in memory of Jerry P. Rainey, a U.S. Army Special Forces Medic. Mr. Rainey’s lifelong endeavor, driven by his infectious optimism, to assist those with which he came into contact inspired this fund. His belief that each individual possesses the ability to positively impact others is the basis for the intent of the fund. The intent is twofold; assist a student in obtaining his or her educational objectives and perpetuate the spirit of selfless giving to others, a standard which Mr. Rainey so admirably inspired those around him to follow. Three (3) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in person annually on or before the third Saturday in August. This years’ scholarship presentation is August 18, 2018. The review process will be limited to the first 50 applications received NLT June 16, 2018.

Applicants will meet the following requirements in order to be considered for the scholarship:

Must reside in the greater El Paso, Texas/Las Cruces, New Mexico area
Must be enrolled in an accredited university, college, or technical school
Must have completed at least 24 credit hours of college coursework
Must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must have contributed or are contributing to the local community
Must not have previously been awarded the Jerry P. Rainey Scholarship

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