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Endowed Scholarships

Scholarship funds at the Academy are a way of providing deserving families the needed financial support to send their son to FUMA. As the costs of education continue to rise, the Academy apportions a part of its operating budget in support of tuition assistance. In addition, the Academy is blessed to have a small number of privately funded endowed scholarship accounts which every year augment the funds available for financial aid.

Most of the endowed scholarship funds are named either for the principal donor to the fund or for a special person associated with FUMA who has been an inspiration to the fund's donor.

Anyone interested in creating an endowed scholarship fund, or adding to one already in existence, should contact Tim Redden, Vice President for Development at 434-842-4374. Your support secures the promise of the Academy's future for the next generation of cadets. 

Col. R. L. & Mrs. Patsy Pulliam Scholarship

Col. R. L. & Mrs. Patsy PulliamThe Pulliams came to Fork Union in 1954 and never left. They served Fork Union Military Academy and the community faithfully for over 50 years. We are all saddened by their loss and know the world is a darker place without their light. To honor and memorialize them, the Academy would like to establish the Col. R. L. & Mrs. Patsy Pulliam Scholarship. This scholarship will honor their legacy and allow more young men to benefit from an education built on Christian values, with a focus on physical and mental growth.  To support the Pulliam Scholarship click here.

Mr. Jack Lester Scholarship

Set up in memory of Mr. Jack Lester, alumnus from the class of 1951 and longtime supporter of the Academy. This scholarship helps support access to Fork Union Military Academy.

Mrs. Shirley Lester Scholarship

Set up in memory of Mrs. Shirley Lester, wife of Mr. Jack Lester. This scholarship helps support access to Fork Union Military Academy.

Alfred H. Koeller Jr. Scholarship

Set up in memory of Alfred H. Koeller, Jr., brother of Kenneth Koeller, class of 1951 and trustee. The Koeller scholarship helps support access to Fork Union Military Academy.

Scott Feathers Scholarship

Set up in memory of Scott A. Feathers, class of 1981, this scholarship supports young men transitioning from the 8th to 9th grade at Fork Union.

Gus Lacy Scholarship

Named in memory of long time track coach and first Director of Development at Fork Union, the Gus Lacy scholarship is awarded to three outstanding track athletes at the end of each year.

T. Fields Montgomery Scholarship

Set up by George and Sue Turner, this scholarship honors Mrs. Turner's father. This scholarship helps support access to Fork Union Military Academy.

R.L. Pulliam Scholarship

This scholarship, named for Col. R. L. Pulliam, supports the Postgraduate football team.

Reton Edgerton Scholarship

Founded in memory of long time Band Director Reton Edgerton, who served as band director form the 1920s until the 1960s. This scholarship supports the outstanding performance of a band member each year.

Crockett Scholarship

Set up by the Crockett family to honor the many Crockett’s who have served the Academy including, Frank A. Crockett, Louise Crockett, and David A. Crockett.

Anthony Lazizza Scholarship

Anthonly Lazizza was a beloved band director at Fork Union, instilling a love of music in many cadets. To honor his memory this scholarship supports the outstanding performance of a band member each year.

Lacy Alumni Scholarship

Named in memory of Gus Lacy, long-time track coach and Director of Development. This scholarship is provided to young men who are recommended to Fork Union by an alumnus.

Rosie Thomas Scholarship

Beloved coach and Athletic Director, Rosie Thomas put Fork Union on the map. To honor his legacy, this scholarship supports an outstanding athlete.

Greenbrier Military Scholarship

Fork Union has a special relationship with the alumni of Greenbrier Military Academy. Even though the doors of Greenbrier are closed, each year the Fork Union Military Academy Alumni Association selects one young man to earn a special distinction as the Greenbrier Cadet.

Michael Scott Hamby, Jr. Scholarship

Set up in honor of Michal Scott Hamby, Jr., Class of 1999, this scholarship is awarded to the cadet who exhibits the greatest improvement in attitude and/or self-esteem since entering FUMA.

Coach Blair Scholarship

To honor the legacy of longtime coach and Athletic Director Coach William Blair, this scholarship supports the postgraduate football program.

Richard Lin Bates Scholarship

The Richard Lin Bates Scholarship was set up in memory of Mr. Bates, class of 1948, by his loving wife. The scholarship supports access to the Academy for a returning cadet.

Giles B. Raisner Scholarship

Mr. Giles B. Raisner attended Fork Union for three years. He was a devote and loving husband and father, and a faithful friend. He embraced a strong work ethic, gave unselfishly of his time and talent and quietly earned the trust of all those he knew. This scholarship is offered to young men who show both commitment to scholastic achievement and the highest integrity.

Vernon T. Morgan Scholarship

Vernon T. Morgan graduated in 1947. This scholarship, set up in his memory, honors his commitment to body, mind, and spirit, and is awarded to an undergraduate athlete each year.

Fred Hoffman Scholarship

To honor the life and service of long time Quartermaster Fred Hoffman, this scholarship is awarded by the Quartermaster Department to a rising senior.

Jamal Thomas Scholarship

Set up in honor of Jamal Thomas, class of 1992, this scholarship supports access to the Academy.

Freddie Cobb Scholarship

Freddie Cobb graduated from Fork Union in 1962. After graduating and attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam in 1968. He was killed in action while leading his men to victory, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. This scholarship is awarded to an upper school cadet who exemplifies leadership, integrity and a positive attitude.

Whitman B. Wiatt Scholarship

Whitman B. Wiatt graduated Fork Union in 2000, and unexpectedly passed away in 2002. To honor his memory, this scholarship supports an upper school cadet who demonstrated integrity, character, leadership and kindness.

Charles Rogers Scholarship

Charles Rogers graduated from Fork Union in 1983, and after college returned to Fork Union to serve as the first African American TAC officer and as a postgraduate basketball coach. He passed away in 2004 after battling cancer. This scholarship set up in his memory helps support the postgraduate basketball team.

Class of 1954

To celebrate the Class of 1954's 50th reunion, the class has donated enough to create an Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship helps support the outstanding performance of rising 10th grade and 11th grade officers.

Class of 1955

To celebrate the class of 1955's 50th reunion, the class has donated enough to create an endowed scholarship. This scholarship helps support the outstanding performance of a rising 9th grade officer.

George and Leeda Currin Scholarship

George Currin graduated in 1954, and served as a Trustee and Trustee Emeritus. To honor his service and his family, this scholarship supports access to outstanding young men.

Beatty Scholarship Fund

Mr. Guy Beatty, a long-time trustee and supporter of the school, established this scholarship to support young men at Fork Union Military Academy.

Edward A. Payne Scholarship

Edward A. Payne was an instructor of Math and Latin at Fork Union Military Academy from 1941-1943. This scholarship named in his honor supports an upper school cadet who demonstrates integrity, character, leadership, humility and patriotism.

Percy Scholarship

Set up by Chad Percy, Class of 1983, to honor his families’ legacy; his father Stewart Percy, Class of 1959, and his son Spencer Percy, Class of 2006. This scholarship supports the postgraduate basketball team.

Curtis A. Powell Scholarship

Curtis Powell class of 2005 was the football team captain and a strong student. Curtis passed away suddenly in 2008, to honor his memory this scholarship supports a prep football player.

Major Craig Moon Endowed Scholarship

Craig Moon was born in 1960 and attended the Academy for from 1974-1976. He joined the Air Force, where he served as a command pilot with approximately 2,700 hours in a fighter. He passed away suddenly in 2009. To honor his memory his mother, Mrs. Marion Moon, long time trustee of Fork Union Military Academy, established this scholarship to support an upper school cadet who demonstrates integrity, character, leadership and humility.

John E. Jackson Leadership Scholarship

Set up by friends of the Jackson family, this scholarship helps to support a young man who demonstrates leadership and character.

Fletcher M. Arritt Scholarship

To honor the retirement of legendary coach Fletcher Arritt in 2013, this scholarship helps to support postgraduate basketball players.

Justin Edell Scholarship

Set up by his parents to commemorate his graduation from West Point, this scholarship supports a young man who excels in math and has attended the Academy since his sophomore year.

Jon Richardson Scholarship

Jon Richardson was a postgraduate at Fork Union in 1978, and served as s trustee at the Academy. After a long fight with cancer, he passed away in 2013. As part of his estate, he donated funds to establish this scholarship so many young men would be able to attend Fork Union Military Academy.

Dwyer family Scholarship

Paul and Elizabeth Dwyer established the Dwyer Family Scholarship in 2014 to honor Paul’s time at the Academy and Elizabeth’s parents. This fund supports access to the Academy.

Class of 1952

Founded by David While class of 1952 this scholarship will honor the classes legacy and support access to Fork Union.

William F. Rowe Scholarship

Set up in memory of Mr. Rowe, Class of 1942, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior at the Academy who has financial need, and embodies the Academy’s motto of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Class of 1943

Set up by the late Mr. Philip Gilmer, Class of 1943, this scholarship supports access to the Academy.

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