Doolittle Tokyo Raider Scholarship Fund
The Doolittle Tokyo Raidersí Board of Directors announces the establishment of the General James H. Doolittle Scholarship Fund with the Communities Foundation of Texas to honor their leader in perpetuity. Purpose of the fund is to assist college students through the award of one scholarship annually in the maximum amount of $5,000 to a deserving student who is pursuing a baccalaureate or advanced degree in aeronautical engineering or an aerospace science. The selection criteria shall include scholastic achievement, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need. Applicants must:
1. Be in good standing as a student.
2. Be pursuing a bachelorís or advanced degree in courses leading to a degree in aeronautical engineering or an aerospace science.
3. Have completed at least 52 hours of college course work by the end of the academic semester during which the application is made.
4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. A current transcript must accompany the application.
5. Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S. or its possessions.
6. Be in need of financial assistance.
7. Submit two written letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an academic advisor or professor.
8. Submit a scholarly paper expressing the applicantís reasons for pursing a degree in aeronautical engineering or an aerospace science.
Applications must be forwarded to the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) where a CFT Trustee-approved selection committee will screen them and make the decision by consensus in accordance with the criteria.
The scholarship may be used for tuition, laboratory fees, books, academic fees, room and board only at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or its possessions. The scholarship monies will be sent directly to the college or university. Any unused portion of the annual award will be returned for redeposit in the Fund.
Once the student accepts a scholarship, he/she must maintain a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale and successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours each semester. The student must keep CFT informed of any changes in address and send certified transcripts showing courses, hours taken and grades received as they become available. Failure to complete either or these requirements may result in loss of the scholarship.
The CFT is a designated Fund under the ultimate control of the CFT Board of Trustees and is operated in compliance with IRS and U.S. Treasury regulations to assure that the Fund is a component of a public charity and not a private foundation. CFT professionally manages more than 700 component funds which are invested in a tailored portfolio that produces funds for asset growth and security of principal.
The Raiders are establishing the scholarship fund with an initial amount which will be invested by CFT and only the income will be available for distribution. The net income, less fund expenses, shall be available to cover the cost of operations of the Foundation and to build the Foundationís capacity to make unrestricted distributions.
You can help students of aeronautical engineering and aerospace science by supporting the Doolittle Tokyo Raidersí Scholarship Fund. Send your tax-deductible contribution to:
The Communities Foundation of Texas
General James H. Doolittle Scholarship Fund
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
The Doolittle Tokyo Raidersí Association will in turn send you a certificate of appreciation as a thank you for your generous support.