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USNA FOUNDATION PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED MARCH, 2013

At the 2009 Reunion, the Scholarship Committee announced the establishment of a PERMANENT scholarship with the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation which will be awarded FOREVER. The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at least biennially. This scholarship affords a prospective candidate to the U.S. Naval Academy a complete year of preparatory cadet school training prior to entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy. With the additional academic year, the graduation success rate for an Officer in the US Navy/Marines during the subsequent four years at the Naval Academy is significantly increased. What a fitting, everlasting memorial to the sacrifices made by the brave men of the USS Houston CA-30! We appreciate the generosity of the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association & Next Generations members and others who so unselfishly donated funds in the drive to establish this permanent scholarship.

The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship

The 2013 US Naval Scholarship winner is Robert Z. Sutherland.  This memorial scholarship was established by the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association in memory of the ship and her men. 

Robert graduated from Billy Ryan High School in Denton, Texas.  Robert was a four-year varsity swimmer and water polo athlete.  During his four year career as a swimmer, he set four school records and acquired two 1st Team All-State selections, two 2nd Team All-State selections, a Regional record, two District Swimmer of the Year titles as well as the title of team Captain his junior and senior years.  In Water Polo, he accumulated four 1st Team All-Region selections, a 2nd and 1st Team All-State selection, two regional MVP titles, and was team captain his sophomore, junior and senior years.  Robert was also a Boy Scout where he spent two years as a Patrol Leader along with being a Life Guard and swim instructor at his local water park.

Robert attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  He was selected to 1st Team All Eastern Prep in water polo, and was named Player of the Year by his teammates.  He was able to crack the all-time top ten times in the 200 I.M. on the swim team.

Our sincere congratulations go out to Robert Sutherland, our 3rd scholarship recipient from the US Naval Academy!

 

 

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USNA FOUNDATION PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED MARCH, 2011

The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship

The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship established by the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association in memory of the ship and her men "Still Standing Watch Over Sunda Strait" is Lenue Gilchrist, III from San Antonio, TX, a graduate from Randolph High School in San Antonio, TX. His parents are both Air Force Officers and spent his childhood in numerous different locations. Lenue earned ten varsity letters, four track, four cross country and two basketball. He earned various recognitions in all sports and served as team captain on each team his senior year. Lenue attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA, this year under Foundation sponsorship.

 

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USNA FOUNDATION PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship, established by the Houston CA-30 Survivors Association in memory of the ship and her men, "Still Standing Watch Over Sunda Strait," is Stephen J. Scales, a graduate of Texas High School in Texarkana, TX. Stephen graduated Magna Cum Laude, a distinguished graduate and scholar. Stephen was a member of the National Honor Society, Calculus Club, Chess Club, Risk Club, Senior Student Council, Tiger Vision, UIL Science Team, Varsity Soccer and Swin Team. He was awarded the Most Scholastic Academic All State for soccer. He was nominated for the National Society of High School Scholars to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy. He was selected as Who's Who Among American High School Students. Stephen was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Texarkana, TX, where he taught and served with Project Serve and Young Life. Stephen attended Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX, in 2009 under Foundation sponsorship. He made the President's List and was Vice-President of Greystone Prep School.

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Send Scholarship donations to:

USS Houston Scholarship Fund
% Pam Foster
370 Lilac Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648

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Congratulations to the 2013 Scholarship Winners

Laura Reilly, granddaughter of John and Teresa Reilly and Maggie Tuttle great neice of Howard and Silvia Brooks

NOW HEAR THIS!

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- Applications are accepted beginning June 1 with the deadline for submission extending to November 1. Applications and specific information about applying may be obtained on this website or by writing to:

John Schwarz
2500 Clarendon Blvd Apt 121
Arlington, VA 22201

contact@usshouston.org

Donations to the Scholarship Fund are appreciated.You can remember the USS Houston Scholarship Fund in your will, estate planning, or beneficiary designations. All donations are tax deductible. Make checks payable to: USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association.

Mail donations to:
Mrs. Pam Foster
370 Lilac Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648

2014 Scholarship Award= $3,000.00!

Click here to download the 2014 Application Packet.

Previous scholarship winners:

  • 2003-Gene Bankhead
  • 2004-Katie Fort
  • 2006-Gerald Agin
  • 2007-Jenny Garrett
  • 2008-Raymond Davis
  • 2009-Alex Joseph James
  • 2010-Kevin Swick
  • 2012-Cody Karcher
  • 2013-Laura Reilly and Maggie Tuttle