The Randy Van Turner ROTC Scholarship is sponsored by the brothers from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Zeta Nu chapter of Eastern Washington University (EWU). The scholarship is in honor of the fraternity’s EWU chapter co-founder First Lieutenant Randy Turner.
Randy Turner was a 1968 graduate from the EWU Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program who was a recipient of the Silver Star and in 1969 was killed in action during the Vietnam War. In 2018 his fraternity brothers decided to honor his service by establishing an ROTC scholarship program. The scholarship awards one year of tuition to selected EWU ROTC Cadets. The scholarship began awarding money to recipients in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Criteria for the Randy Van Turner ROTC Scholarship
- ROTC student
- Preference for student enrolled in simultaneous membership program (National Guard or Reserves)
- Demonstrated financial need
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Sophomore standing or higher
- Preference given to students majoring in a STEM or Health Sciences program
Cadets that meet the above criteria then participate in a board held by the EWU ROTC Cadre and a university representative to determine who will receive a scholarship. Cadets grades, physical fitness, leadership potential, and ability to answer questions are all considered by the board when selecting Randy Van Turner ROTC Scholarship recipients. Anyone interested in this scholarship should contact the ROTC office for more information.
2020 Recipients of the Randy Van Turner ROTC Scholarship
– Thomas Luce
– Crystal Cruz
– Destin Garcia
– Emma Latour
– James Dutton
2019 Recipients of the Randy Van Turner ROTC Scholarship
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