Happy to announce that our Chicago Chapter is continuing our annual scholarship program that launched last year by Chairman Larry Slavicek. This year, we've approved a $1,000 cash scholarship that will be awarded to one Airborne-qualified Chicagoland ROTC cadet, plus a one year membership in the Assn. Information and applications have been disseminated to more than a dozen area participating colleges. Completed applications are due back next month and then arrangements will be made for the presentation. Publicity to follow.
Beginning this year, we've named our scholarship the John E. Hughes Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association All-Airborne Scholarship. Yes, it's a long title but deservedly so. Our goal is to recognize John's extraordinary generosity to our chapter and the greater Airborne community over the years. John is a Life Member of Assn, a WWII veteran, both parachute and glider qualified, and served with both the 13th and 82nd Airborne Divisions (513th PIR and 504th PIR, respectively). He as been a successful businessman and also a dedicated philanthropist.
Our annual scholarship is named for Chicago Chapter Life Member John Hughes.