Annual SHGTUS Education Scholarships

May 2, 2013 | Society Spotlight

It’s that time of year again. On behalf of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS), I’m proud to announce our annual education scholarships.

The SHGTUS awards scholarships to benefit Tomb Guards and their families, and individuals sponsored by a Tomb Guard. The scholarships are part of our awareness and assistance programs, and speak to essence of who we are as an organization.

The scholarships available are the:

Neale Cosby Scholarship

The Neale Cosby Scholarship was founded in 2002 in honor of former Tomb Guard and SHGTUS Founder Neale Cosby.

The Scholarship is open to current and former Tomb Guards and their family members.

Adam Dickmyer Memorial Scholarship

The Adam Dickmyer Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2010 in honor of former Tomb Guard and Lifetime Member Adam Dickmyer, who was killed in action in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The scholarship is open to current and former Tomb Guards only.

SHGTUS Freedom Scholarship

The SHGTUS Freedom Scholarship was founded in 2012 in honor of all unknown war heroes.

The scholarship is open to anyone who has an affinity for the SHGTUS mission.

If you are interested in applying[1] for any of the scholarships, you can review the criteria and apply here.

by Dann G. Druen


  1. Note: the normal deadline for submissions is May 15, but due to the addition of the SHGTUS Freedom Scholarship and the launch of the new website, we are extending the 2013 deadline to May 31.  ↩