Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shay.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Majoring in studies related to History or Aviation.
  • Graduating high school senior from any high school in Arizona.
  • Attending any Arizona college or university.
  • Students must reside with a familial guardian (parent, grandparent, uncle etc.) that is active duty or retired military of any branch.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Financial need is not required but will be considered in award selections.

Application Requirements in Addition to the General Application Questions:

  • Two references are required in the General Application. Students must collect a third reference from a new individual.
  • Student must complete the additional required essay.

Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a personal essay detailing your educational goals, and education program necessary to achieve that goal. What qualifies you for this scholarship - i.e. contributions to community/church?
  2. Please describe the relationship between you (student) and the active or veteran military person and the dates that you resided with this person.
  3. Please upload a copy of the service member/law enforcement ID card. Required to complete the application. If ID card is not available, an official document identifying the service member as retired or active will suffice.
  4. Letter of Recommendation

    This letter of recommendation must be completed by a teacher, coach, mentor or faculty sponsor, describing your community involvement or leadership skills.

    Note that your general application required 2 references. This third reference should be submitted by someone additional, so please select a different reference than those already listed in your general application.