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NWFMOA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.  

2019 Officers and Directors are Dave Parisot, President (dparisot@cox.net); George Colton, Secretary-Treasurer-Director (wstrnfeed@aol.com); Directors Robert Allen, Carol Baker, Scott Bates and Fred Westfall

To DONATE to the Scholarship Fund by check, please click on the red “NWFMOA Scholarship Donation Form” below and follow instructions on the form.

NWFMOA Scholarship Donation Form

You may also use the form to make Memorial donations.

Contact Info: Dave Parisot, Maj, USAF (Ret.) (dparisot@cox.net) or (850) 613-6545

Policy & Procedures and Application Forms

Click HERE to view the 2019 NWFMOA Scholarship Award Winners
Click HERE to view the 2018 NWFMOA Scholarship Award Winners
Click HERE to view the 2017 NWFMOA Scholarship Award Winners


The NWFMOA Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 for the purpose of recognizing outstanding JROTC students in the five Okaloosa County High Schools of Baker, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Choctawhatchee, and Niceville. The first recorded monetary award was $500.00 presented to a graduating Senior at Crestview High School. Since then the program has evolved to currently awarding seven scholarships totaling $16,000 per year to graduating senior JROTC cadets who will be enrolled in college-level ROTC programs. At its Board of Directors meeting in January 2018, the Scholarship Fund increased the amount of its basic scholarships from $1,500 to $2,000, adopted the “Chong Cha (Kim) Parisot Memorial Scholarship” (at $2,000) and the “Lt. Col, James (Jim) Heavener Memorial Scholarship” (at $4,000).  In addition, the Board added two new scholarships for JROTC cadets at Navarre High School and Walton High School.

Scholarship awards are sent to the college where the student is enrolled and participating in the college ROTC program only after we receive verification of enrollment. The top award is currently $4,000. The ROTC students are eligible for a full government scholarship during their junior and senior college years, and a commission in one of the military services upon graduation. Our scholarships are a way of promoting the mission of NWFMOA to help build future military officers and leaders. Your donation can help us to fund future scholarships. [For more information on our scholarship programs, please see the “Policies and Procedures for the NWFMOA Scholarship Fund” and “NWFMOA Scholarship Application” on this website.

In addition to the senior-year cadet scholarships, NWFMOA also recognizes the top junior-year JROTC cadets in each school with the MOAA medal, ribbon, and certificate.

Since its modest beginning the NWFMOA Scholarship Fund has provided over $100,000.00 in monetary awards, as well as the aforementioned certificates, medals and ribbons. The scholarship program is extremely popular with the students and their parents, and consistently produces many of the top students in each graduating class.

The NWFMOA Scholarship Fund, Inc is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.  All officers and directors are volunteers.  Thus, except for very minimal supplies, all donations are applied to our scholarships which go to seven LOCAL high school senior JROTC cadets. Our scholarship program is separate and distinct from the national MOAA program. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.

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At the Annual Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 25, 2015, the Board of Directors revived the recognition program for those who donate $100.00 or more to the Scholarship Fund and renamed it the BG Frank Glunn Century Club in memory of a previous past-President.  In January 2017 the Board of Directors unanimously adopted a new recognition program for our BG Frank Glunn Century Club members. It is called the “Gold Century Club” and will recognize those who have donated $500 or more cumulatively since we reactivated the Century Club in 2015. In January 2018, the Scholarship Fund Board adopted a Certificate of Membership in the Gold Century Club to be presented to each person who has attained this level of donations. The Board and our JROTC cadets are most grateful for all of these donations.

Gold Century Club: (Cumulutive donation since 2015): Bill Ryan (Feb 2016); Ruth Cullen (Oct 2016); Dave Parisot (Feb 2017); Janet Taylor (Mar 2017); Chris Beam (Mar 2017); Bob Garcia (Jul 2017) Rod Gerdes (Nov 2017); Larry Bush (Nov 2017); Dr Howard Fisher (Nov 2017); Eileen Arpke (Feb 2018), Fred Westfall (April 2018), Clyde Locke (April 2018), WWII, Korea, & Vietnam Veteran Sam Lombardo (July 2018), Dennis Phillips (August 2018). Karl Eschmann (Oct 2018), Carol Baker (Jan 2019), and Ann Adelsperger (Feb 2019).

BG Frank Glunn Century Club: 
(past 12 Months): May 2018: Dann Matizza (Renewal); Dennis Phillips (Renewal); Larry Bush (Renewal); June 2018: Rod Gerdes (Renewal). July 2018: Larry Tashlik; Scott Berry (Renewal); WWII Vet Sam Lombardo (Renewal) (In memory of Jean Lombardo); Don Litke (Renewal) (In memory of Kay Litke); Joy Houck (In memory of Major Stanley Houck); August 2018: Doris Day; Ruth Cullen (Renewal)(In memory of Bill Cullen); Dennis Phillips (Renewal). September 2018: Christine Hallion; Joe Stevens; WWII Vet Bill Colgan (Renewal); George Colton; October 2018: Bob Garcia (Renewal); Karl Eschmann (Renewal) (In memory of B/Gen Bud Day and Kay Litke); Chris Beam (Renewal); Douglas Hardin (Renewal) (In memory of Gen. Bill Kirk). November 2018: Pete Peterzen (Renewal); Dr. Howard Fisher (Renewal); Bob Secrest; December 2018: Kathleen Bush; Jean Dutton (Renewal); Larry Bush (Renewal; Dave Parisot (Renewal) (In memory of Chong Parisot);  Kay Dent (In memory of Troy Dent and Larry Ketter); January 2019:  Dick Prater (Renewal); Clyde Locke (Renewal); Charlie Brown (Renewal); and Dennis Phillips (Renewal), Wayne (Dave) Davis (In honor of Doris Day), Janet Taylor (Renewal)(In honor of Maj Bill Ryan), and Carol Baker (Renewal)(In memory of Col. David Baker), February 2019: Dr. Roger Riggenbach (Renewal)(In memory of Ashlyn Rhodes), Ann Adelsperger (In memory of Lt Col R. Wayne Adelsperger), Fred Boyer (Renewal), Eileen Arpke (Renewal), Dan Mattiza (Renewal), and Bob Gramm (Renewal); March 2019: Nick Marotta (Renewal), Les Matheson (Renewal), Rod Gerdes (Renewal), Al Bills (Renewal), and Ken Zepp, April 2019: Jake Bush and Fred Westfall (Renewal); May 2019: Chuck Merkel (in honor of Sam Lombardo), George Hanks.

2018 Business Platinum Donor ($750 minimum): (July 2018) Shalimar Cheers Pub.

201/2019 Business Gold Donor ($500 - $749): (December 2018).Eglin Federal Credit Union; (Renewal), (April 2019) Merrill Lynch (Chris Beam, Senior Financial Advisor) (Renewal); 

2018/2019 Business Silver Donors ($250 - $499): November 2018: Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club (Renewal) (In-kind); December 2018: Rocky Bayou Golf & Country Club (Renewal) (In-kind).

2018/2019 Business Bronze Donors (November 2018)
Gator Lakes Golf Course (In-kind, Renewal); Mary's Kitchen (FWB & Destin) (In-kind, Renewal), Buffalo’s Reef Restaurant (FWB) (In-kind, Renewal); Shalimar Cheers Pub (In-kind, Renewal); Shalimar Pointe Golf Course (In-kind, Renewal); (December 2018): Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen (FWB) (In-kind, Renewal); Tammy’s Journeys (FWB) (In-kind, Renewal); Painting With A Twist (FWB) (In-kind, Renewal); Destin Party Boat Fishing (In-kind, Renewal); Slick Mick’s Deli & Grille (FWB); Connect with Flowers (Shalimar) (In-kind, Renewal); Destin Party Boat Fishing (In-kind, Renewal). April 2019: Eye MD of Niceville (Renewal).


Please support our local businesses that have contributed to our scholarship program.


NWFMOA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.
"HELPING TO BUILD FUTURE MILITARY OFFICERS AND LEADERS”

NWFMOA SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC IS A 501C(3) CORPORATION. DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS PROVIDED BY LAW. REGISTRATION #: CH20374. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FL DEPT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR VIA THEIR WEBSITE WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.




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