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The Whit Cammack Foundation awards educational grants to applicants interested in the arts, or those who excel in academics, leadership and service to the community. 

Additionally, The Whit Cammack Foundation has produced a video, WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND, which can be presented to teenagers and parents in community center forums or in classroom settings. The purpose of the video is to help the audience identify at-risk behavioral decisions, which would be life-altering.   Please contact the foundation with your request.

 

 

VALUES OF THE FOUNDATION:

 

Wisdom.  Honesty.   Integrity.  Tenacity.

 

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The Whit Cammack Foundation provides scholarships to students and veterans who have achieved excellence in academics, art and other endeavors.

 

View our past winners here.

Past Recipients

The Lt. Colonel Jack Terzian Memorial Scholarship or The James Willard Steward Memorial Scholarship will be presented to a veteran, who  served this country "with pride and held strong to the belief that he did what everyone else would have done....."

Lt. Colonel Jack Terzian Memorial Scholarship



When the U. S. entered World War II in December 1941, Jack applied for and was accepted to military flying school. He graduated as a pilot and Lieutenant in November 1942. He became a P47 Fighter Pilot and departed for England with his flying group in June 1943 where he flew bomber escort and other fighter-bomber missions.

 

In April 1944 on his way back to England after a bomber escort mission over north Germany, his plane, which he had named Marty for the girl he left at home, ran out of fuel, causing him to bail out of his aircraft into the North Sea about 80 miles from the British coast. He survived the icy waters for the next four hours before being rescued by a British launch.

 

For meritorious service while a member of the U.S. Air Force, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart; POW Medal; and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

                    

 

The James Willard Steward Memorial Scholarship

James Willard Steward served his country during World War II in the South Pacific.  His letters home documented the daily events in the lives of the brave men on the battleship.  These letters were discovered in a trunk by his daughter after his death.  

 

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Honoring

James Willard Steward 1915-2012

“There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will...”

The Whit Cammack Foundation

P.O. Box 5135
Abilene, TX 79608

caroline@thewhitcammackfoundation.org
720.220.9325
 

© 2014 The Whit Cammack Foundation

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