506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association Scholarships

The 506th Association College Scholarship Program was initiated from donations by SFC(R) Joseph F. Foster, Jr. (HHC, 2nd BN, 1969-1970) and SSG(R) Melissa D. Snock. It has since grown to the six scholarships.  The Association will award one $1,000 scholarship, two $1,500 scholarships and one $2,000 scholarship thanks in part to the generosity of Carol Sullivan, Marilyn Overton, John Lally, Clayton Paulding and Colin Kelly. Carol, Marilyn, Clayton, John and Colin have agreed to fund named awards within our scholarship program.

 

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The $1,000 CPT Luke Wullenwaber Memorial Scholarship Award: CPT Luke Wullenwaber served with the 1/506th Infantry from 2002-2004 in Korea and then Iraq. He was KIA on November 16, 2004 when a suicide bomber detonated his device nearby.Luke was a true inspiration and commanded the respect of all he served with - officers and enlisted alike. He still serves as a daily inspiration to those that were lucky enough to know him, and this scholarship is one of the ways that we commemorate what a wonderful human being he was.

 

 


 

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$1,500 NAVILLUS Foundation Award is a family foundation that is headed by Carol Sullivan. Lee Sullivan has passed away and Carol has decided to continue funding this scholarship in order to honor Lee and the men who served in his Company. This  award is dedicated to Lee Sullivan and the members of B Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry who served in the Republic of Vietnam during 1969 and 1970.

 


 

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The $2,000 Marcia and John Lally Service Award is to honor all Currahees who have served their nation over the last eight decades. John Lally served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry in Vietnam, he served as both the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the 506th Association. 

 


 

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The $1,500 SPC Edwin Roodhouse Memorial Scholarship Award: SPC Edwin Roodhouse served with the 1/506th Infantry from 2002-2004 in Korea then Iraq.  Edwin was KIA on Dec. 5, 2004 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Habbaniyah, Iraq. He was beloved by his fellow Currahees as a wise and kind person, who was devoted to doing hispart to support the team. He loved to read and engage in philosophical discussions - this scholarship is dedicated in his honor.

 

 


 

Gene Overton Vietnam.jpg$1,000 Gene Overton Memorial Scholarship was not awarded in 2021.  Gene Overton served in C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry at Fort Campbell and the Republic of Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Gene was also the co-founder of the 506th Association and he, along with his wife Marilyn, have donated an untold amount of time, energy, and money to further the goals of the Association.  Marilyn continues with this tradition by funding Gene's scholarship.


 

 The $1,500 Currahee Scholarship was not awarded in 2021.

 

If you are interested in funding a named scholarship through the 506th Association Scholarship Program please forward a letter of intent to the Scholarship Committee Chairman at the address provided in the scholarship rules. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund go to the overhead menu in our web site and choose "Programs and Giving", then "Online Donation" or "Donation Form for mail-in donations.  

 If you would like to apply, or sponsor a family member for a 506th Association College Scholarship please see the rules on our home page under Programs>Charitable Programs> Scholarship.

2021 Scholarship Winners !

Patrick McGloine - Winner of the $1,500 NAVILLUS Award

The 506th Association has selected Patrick McGloine as the recipient of the $1,500 NAVILLUS Award for 2021.  Patrick is attending St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT this fall.  

His acceptance letter to the Scholarship Committee reads:NAVILLUS Foundation Recipient

Patrick McGloine is the son of Thomas and Deborah McGlone.  He is originally from Sackets Harbor, New York and has been raised in Schuylerville, New York.  He is the proud son of MAJ (Ret) Thomas McGloine who served 3 years “North of the River” in the 1st BN 506th IN, Camp Greaves ROK as S4 and D Co Commander and later serving alongside the Currahee’s in Zabul, Afghanistan.

Patrick is a NYSPHAA Scholar Athlete who excelled in varsity cross country, track, and the ski team.  Patrick graduated 4th in his class at Schuylerville High School, June 25, 2021 and received two awards for excellence in math, is a College Board National Recognition Program honoree, and received the Saint Michael’s College Book Award for academic achievement and social conscience. He served as the treasurer for the National Honor Society, and was a member of the Environmental Club, Boy Scouts, and Spanish Club. He grew up doing community service and built batting cages for the Old Saratoga Athletic Association as his Eagle Scout project and has volunteered at local parks, churches and various charities. 

Patrick McGloine will study environmental science starting in the Fall of 2021 as part of the honors program at St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont to learn how to make a positive contribution on nature's behalf.  He will run on their XC team and take full advantage of any and all downhill skiing opportunities. 

After college, he intends to be working a job that keeps him outside and moving. His goal is to help communities come together to address environmental issues affecting people all over the globe and to protect/preserve the environment and the natural world. 

Dear 506th Scholarship Committee:

I am sincerely grateful to be chosen by the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association as a scholarship recipient.  Thank for your generous investment in my college education and the next generation’s future. To be honored with this scholarship means so much to me and my family because my father cherishes his service as a Currahee.  I hope to continue, in my own way, to ‘Stand Alone’ as I strive to be a catalyst for positive change and to make a difference for our world. 

Sincerely,

Patrick McGloine

Izabel Kane - Winner of the $1,000 CPT Luke Wullenwaber Memorial Award

The 506th Association has selected Izabel Kane as the recipient of the $1,000 CPT Luke Wullenwaber Memorial Award for 2021.  Izabel is attending the University of Wisconsin at River Falls this year where she will major in Business with an emphasis on Finance.  Izabel is the granddaughter of SFC Ronald Kane who served in the 101st Airborne Division with an assignment to D Company,1st Battalion, 506th Infantry during the Vietnam War. He is a Silver Star, Purple Heart and DMOR Recipient. Izabel is a 2021 graduate of East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota where she was involved in National Honors Society, 4H, and various volunteer positions at her church.  Her acceptance letter to the Scholarship Committee reads:

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Dear 506th Scholarship Committee, 

I am sincerely thankful to the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association for awarding me this scholarship. It is an honor to both myself and my grandpa, Ronald Kane, to be recognized. I would like to thank the veterans for their service to our country and for selecting me as a recipient of this scholarship. 

Thank you! 

Izabel Kane 

 

 

 

 

  Eric Vickers - Winner of the $2,000 Marcia and John Lally Service Award

The 506th Association has selected Eric Vickers as the recipient of the $2,000 Marcia and John Lally Service Award for 2021.  Eric is attending Hanover College in the Fall.  

BIOGRAPHY

 

Eric Vickers, the son of David and Jennifer Vickers was born on September 9th, 2003 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. SSG Vickers served with B Co, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at Camp Greaves, South Korea and A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell. After his father’s retirement from the Army, Eric and his family moved to Vincennes, Indiana where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 2021 in the top 5% of his class and earned academic letters every year, an academic honors diploma, and 33 college credits. In addition to academics, he also excelled in athletics. Eric was the starting Quarterback his Junior and Senior years, earned all area honors both years, and helped lead the team to the first sectional victory in 12 years in 2019. Eric also played Varsity baseball all four years of high school and was a starter on the 2019 sectional baseball team, which won its first sectional championship since 2007. He also participated in Champions Together and Community Service Class. His own personal experiences with physical therapy created a desire to study more about how the body works and moves so he can help others prevent and overcome injury, no matter how the trauma to the body occured. Eric plans to study Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Hanover College while playing football. He aspires to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and open his own physical therapy clinic where he can help serve the needs of his community.  His acceptance letter to the Scholarship Committee reads:

 

Vickers.pngI am greatly honored that I was selected to earn a distinguished 506th scholarship. The time my dad spent as a part of the historic Currahees, at Fort Campbell and in South Korea, is an important part of our family that we all take great pride in. I began my educational career as a preschooler while my dad served with 506th at Fort Campbell and because of the 506th Infantry Regiment Association’s generosity, I will be able to continue my educational aspirations at Hanover College and ultimately earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, while also realizing my dream of playing college football. I would also like to thank my dad for his honorable service and the sacrifices he made to serve our country.

Sincerely, Eric Vickers

 

Daniel Schaefer - Winner of the $1,500 Edwin Roodhouse Memorial Award

Daniel was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin where he enlisted in the United States Army in 2012. In 2013 he served with 1-61 CAV in C Troop as a rifleman before the disbandment of 4th Brigade. Then in 2014, he was transferred to Able Company of 1-506 Infantry Regiment where he served as a machine gunner with the M-249. In 2015 he tried out for the 1-506 reconnaissance platoon in HHC where he served as a scout and the platoon’s RTO until the end of his enlistment in January 2017.  After separating from the Army, Daniel attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with honors and a BA in History in 2021. In the fall Daniel will be attending graduate school at East Carolina University to receive his Master of Arts in Maritime Studies and Underwater Archaeology. After graduation from East Carolina University, Daniel plans on becoming a maritime archaeologist focusing his research efforts on the Second World War and working with The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

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Dear 506th Scholarship Committee,

First and foremost, I would like to thank the 506th Infantry Regiment Association. I am extremely humbled and honored to have been selected as a 2021 scholarship recipient. My time in the 506th made me into the man I am today, forging my attitudes of endurance during the hard times and learning to do whatever it takes to have your buddy’s back. The funds will greatly assist my graduate studies in Maritime Studies and Underwater Archaeology at East Carolina University. While at ECU I will work with The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to help try to bring home MIA servicemen, of which there are many thousands still missing. A vast majority of those MIA were lost at sea, where I plan to use my learned skills in maritime archaeology to assist in the recovery of their remains to bring them home for the respect, honor, and remembrance that they deserve.  Currahee!