Huebner Scholarships available to Big Red One soldiers’ descendants

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Children of current and former 1st Infantry Division soldiers could qualify for scholarships through the Society of the 1st Infantry Division.

The $10,000 Huebner Scholarships, named after Lt. Gen. Clarence Huebner who commanded the division in WWII, are available to grandchildren and great-grandchildren of soldiers as well. Recipients will receive the funds in yearly installments of $2,500. The Society was created by Big Red One veterans in 1919 to support fellow Big Red One veterans.

Retired Col. Thomas Hollis is the Society’s executive director. He says the scholarships are a chance to give back.

“The scholarship recipients extend the BRO tradition of taking care of our own and commitment to excellence,” Hollis says.  “The scholarship recipients bring honor to their family’s military service through these scholarships.”

According to Hollis, the society has provided $65,000 in grants since 2016. High school seniors can apply and recipients will be chosen based on academic achievements, career objectives, as well as the content of their submitted essay and letters of recommendation. Applications are due by May 1.

For more information, visit their website or contact Jen Sanford, Society of the 1st Infantry
Division at (215) 654-1969.

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