Local Marines Making a Difference – Scholarship Funds
Marine Corps League Detachment 980 Scholarship: Pictured below is Southwest Virginia Marine Corps League Detachment 980’s Ruth Whitt shown presenting the Marine Corps League’s Scholarship funds for the year 2017-2018 to Susan R. Lowe, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation for Southwest Virginia Community College.
The scholarship, established by the League in 2002, honors the late Marine Hank Shrader.
In 2002-2003, Trista Hamilton of Lebanon, Virginia, was the first recipient of the League’s scholarship. Ms. Hamilton also received the scholarship for the year 2004-2005. Since then many Southwest Virginia Community College students have received monetary support through the Marine Corps League Scholarship funds. Recipients are chosen by the college.
For information on how to apply for the scholarship, contact Susan R. Lowe, SWCC Educational Foundation, King Community Center Room 112. (276-964-7304) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine 980 League Commandant’s Remarks:
President Ronald Reagan’s Quote: “Some people live their entire lives wondering if they have made a difference in the world. The Marines don’t have that problem”.
We continue to meet our commitment of service to others via membership donations, donations from widows whose husbands were once among us, and by working special events. The League recently gave a donation to the Town of Lebanon to support the Veteran’s Memorial with purchase of new flags. (Memorial is located at the entrance of the Government Center in Lebanon.)
“Due to the loss of members, we are becoming “The Few-The Proud” but typical Marine, we keep going. We thank all those who continue to assist us via their donations.”’–-Donal Meadows-Commandant of Southwest Virginia Marine Corps League Detachment 980.
Jim was appointed to the Board by the Virginia Senate. Some members are appointed by the Governor. The Virginia Veteran’s Services Foundation is an independent state agency that supports Veterans and their families through the Virginia Department of Veterans Services DVS programs.