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. 

inaugural recipients

Inaugural scholarship recipients with a member of the 495th Legends

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 2022 - 2023 recipients are:

  - Max Tauber (Army ROTC) 

  - Daniel Key (Naval ROTC) 

  - Jaylen Lacy (Air Force ROTC) 

To make a donation to the scholarship program, click here and select The 495th Legends Endowed Scholarship (#736001).