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ROTC Cadet gratefully acknowledges GW/063’s $1,000 Scholarship

Posted By Capt. Jerry E. Kromrey, USAFR (Ret.), Friday, July 17, 2020

Army ROTC Cadet, Kawen Huang, received the 2020 Lt. Col. Frank Holt Memorial Army ROTC Scholarship award. Huang is part of the Santa Clara University Bronco Battalion, and was so appreciative of being the recipient, she penned a note to the sons and daughters of the late Lt. Col. Frank Holt, U.S. Army (Ret.), who the award was named after.

“I want to say thank you for being generous and kind to provide a scholarship to ROTC cadets," said Huang.  "Some full-time students like me need to work part time [in addition to] ROTC training. The scholarship takes the burden off the cadets’ shoulders.”

Lt. Col. James Holt, U.S. Army (Ret.), AC-1 Stanley M. Holt, U.S. Navy Reserve (Ret.), and Cassandra Holt Ravenscroft, received the note thanking them for the award, which included a $1,000 check and certificate. Huang said she will use the money to help pay for textbooks and other academic expenses. 

By working fewer part-time hours, she will be able to focus more effectively on her academic studies and ROTC training. Huang’s scholarship is the seventeenth consecutive award that was started in 2004, the year after Holt died. 

The scholarship is in honor of the role Holt played in preserving ROTC on California campuses when the program was threatened with extinction, and is funded by both the Holt family, and Santa Clara County Unified Chapter GW/063.

“At the moment I was notified as an awardee, I was flattered and honored to be the awardee of the Frank Holt Memorial Scholarship," said Huang. "I want to say thank you again. This honor will stay in my heart forever.”

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Scholarship Season has Begun

Posted By ROA National Staff, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

ROA STARs Henry J. Reilly Scholarship Program for 2020-2021 Academic Year Now Open

Applications are due by April 16, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone.

The applicant portal link is When you click to this site, you will see a plain "Account Login" page with a background photo of new graduates in their caps and gowns. Either register and enter, or if you've registered before log in. You will then be directed to the scholarship application page with an ROA logo on the upper left.

In its fourth year, ROA will award up to twenty $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing courses of study leading to certificate, associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees.

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Medical Scholarship Available - Eileen M. Bonner Scholarship Award for Medical Excellence

Posted By ROA National Staff, Friday, February 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Eileen M. Bonner Scholarship Award for Medical Excellence. This award recognizes an outstanding Reservist of the Medical Branch of one of the Uniformed Services or National Guard who has contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the military and civilian community and is furthering their medical education.


This award consists of a $1,000 scholarship for furtherance of the candidate’s medical education. It will also include reimbursement of up to $1,000 in travel expenses to receive the award at the ROA National Convention.


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