DFC Society Scholarship Awards

The DFC Society has had an active scholarship program since 1998. Through the generosity of our members in general and certain organizations in particular, we are able to award several scholarships annually to outstanding young students. These students are all direct descendants or legally adopted children of DFC Society members.

Many people have contributed to the Scholarship Fund since its inception, and we now have three scholarship fund arrangements. The Ward Macauley Fund is a general scholarship fund that receives undesignated donations.  Scholarships from this fund are named in honor of WWII DFC recipient Ward Macauley, since the initial funding for establishing the program was donated by his widow, Lydia Macauley. 

Annual, Multi-Year Named Scholarship Funds have been established by specific donations. We have received large contributions from The RGT Charitable Remainder Trust and from DFC Society members Colonel Bill Garner and Commander Evelyn Moy for which named scholarships have been established. To them, and all of our donors, we are very grateful. 

We also have the opportunity for Endowed (In perpetuity) Named Scholarship Funds.

The Scholarship Committee is comprised of four Society Directors, with President Chuck Sweeney providing oversight. Patricia McFetridge is the Committee Chair assisted by Directors Allen Nuss, Lewis Watt and James Wilhite and backed by Office Manager, Mary Ellen Park. The Society was able to award six scholarships this past June for the current 2020-2021 academic year. To those students who were not selected this year, we sincerely hope you will consider applying again next year.

Eight Outstanding Recipients for 2021

This year’s winners of the Ward Macauley DFC Society scholarships are Garrett Gilliland, Jarrett Ledbetter, Ryan Lukow, Keirn Kinnan, Eva Richardson, Emma Stewart, Caroline Tanner, and Madison Weitzel. Congratulations Students!

– Patricia McFetridge, Director and DFCS Scholarship Committee Chair

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Six Outstanding Recipients for 2020

This year’s winners of the Ward Macauley DFC Society scholarships are Madeline Hall, Ridge Powelson, Pail Tibbets V, Gwendolyn Morovitz, Wesley Jones and Collier Mingus. Congratulations Students!

– Patricia McFetridge, Director and DFCS Scholarship Committee Chair

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