The Yorktown Scholarship Program is currently financially supporting (7) deserving high school students to pursue their further education. We started the program as part of our mission to assist in educating future generations while providing a benefit to a crew member’s family, and a tri-county Charleston student.
We thank our members for supporting the program over the years through donations, raffle sales, and our annual auction. However, despite a strong effort to boost interest in the schools and via our crew communications, the program has been losing interest. Over the last 4 years, applications have continued to decline with only a total of (6) applications received last year.
Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we must close the program. In 2020 we will no longer offer a scholarship to the tri-county area, only a scholarship for a crew family member will be offered. Materials for a Scholarship Application for 2020 will be posted on our web site in December.
The program will not be offered in 2021. We will meet our financial obligations for all students presented with a scholarship during the entire program.
Going forward we will be investigating new ways to fulfill our mission of educating new generations and memorializing the crew. We look forward to presenting them to the membership and welcome any suggestions.
Thank you for your dedication and support.
If you ard a direct descendant of a USS Yorktown CV 10 Crewmber and are interested in applying, please fill out the application as directed and mail your application with school transcripts to:
USS Yorktown CV-10 Association
PO Box 1021
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
The application postmark deadline is February 15th. Scholarships will be awarded April 15th, 2020.