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:

  • At least one letter of recommendation is required, but up to three are accepted.
  • 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. Reference Request - Examples of good references include teachers, counselors, work managers, or supervisors of after-school activities and volunteer activities. Do not use relatives or friends. It is your responsibility to check the status of your references' submission and follow-up if necessary. You'll know references have been submitted because Requested (which appears when you enter a reference name and email) will have changed to Submitted in your application. To confirm their submission, log into your account and click Applications to check the status.
    • Please enter the first and last name and an email address for one of your chosen references below by clicking Add a New Reference.

      Once you have multiple requests for references, you will see a drop down menu listing them. Make sure the responses categorized as Submitted are selected prior to updating your application if you make a change or addition.
    • What is the relationship of this reference to you, the student?