495th Legends Scholarship
About the 495th Legends
- The 495th Legends is a volunteer organization created in 2004 as a not for profit company by members of the 495th Transportation Company based in Lakeland, Florida, who served together in Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM.
- As one of their initiatives, the 495th Legends started a scholarship program with the USF ROTC programs to financially assist ROTC students with a scholarship. The 495th Legends hosts several golf tournaments each year as their main fundraising effort including a Veterans Day Golf Tournament in Zephyrhills. As a result of these fund raising golf tournaments, the 495th Legends Scholarship became an endowed scholarship in 2017 and in the spring of 2018 the first scholarship awards were made.
Criteria & Selection of Recipients
- One student from each ROTC service will be selected to receive this scholarship. Selection will be determined by each ROTC unit cadre/staff based on outstanding performance in academics, physical training, and professional development by a student in either their freshman, sophomore or junior year.
The 2021 - 2022 recipients are:
- Cadet Kannon Acocella (Army ROTC)
- Midshipman Tyler Kessler (Naval ROTC)
- Cadet Jarod Hendrix (Air Force ROTC)
To make a donation to the scholarship program, click here and select The 495th Legends Endowed Scholarship (#736001).