Announcement of ROA Henry J. Reilly Scholarship Recipients

Sole Exclusive Reserve and National Guard Advocate Supports Young Students

Thank you very much for this opportunity, I hope to make the most of it by studying bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

—Aidan Grambau

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 2, 2022 / — The Reserve Organization of America, formerly known as the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, announces the 20 recipients of this year’s Henry J. Reilly Scholarship, who will each receive $2,500 towards their education.

“Supporting the educational goals of these outstanding scholars selected for this year’s Henry J. Reilly Fellowships is a source of pride and stewardship for ROAsaid National Chairman Capt. Robert Carmack, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Retired). “We wish them well as they move forward into a future full of potential, one whose freedom is guaranteed by those who serve our nation in uniform.”

Scholars will attend institutions of higher education, including Cornell University, Delaware Valley University, James Madison University, Liberty University, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Northeastern University, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Prairie View A& M University, Radford University-Carilion, Southern Utah University, Syracuse University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Miami, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the campus of the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh and Washington University in St Louis.

“Your generous grant will allow me to focus on my studies and worry less about how to pay. Recognition by the Reserve Organization of America inspires me to work even harder, in college and beyond, to honor the proud legacy of Henry J. Reilly, as well as my own family’s long tradition of military service. wrote Lauren Adams, biomedical engineer. majoring at Washington University in St. Louis.

“In addition to being humbled and grateful for the financial assistance as I continue my educational journey, I am honored to represent this organization. I acknowledge all of the hard work and advocacy that ROA does for the military and its veterans. I will be starting my freshman year at NC State in a few weeks and finishing my summer engineering internship at the end of July,” wrote Cutter Clayton-Delgado, a civil engineering student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

“I gratefully accept my ROA award in honor of my grandfather. I hope to live up to his example of the strength of character and conduct that epitomizes the reservists of our country. This summer, I have been an intern at General Atomics in my hometown of San Diego This fall I will be studying economics in London I would like to become a financial analyst for the Treasury Department, the FBI or the CIA The impact I hope bring to my country is an understanding of what links international economic forces to global politics, and how that understanding strengthens our national security,” wrote University of California-Berkeley business major Benjamin Davis.

“Thank you so much for this opportunity, I hope to make the most of it by studying bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh,” wrote Aidan Grambau.

“Thank you so much for helping me on my journey to becoming a nurse. I just called my grandfather and told him that I had been selected for the Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship, and he was so proud of me and grateful to the Reserve Officers Association,” wrote Emily Snow, a nursing student at Radford-Carilion University.

The recipients of the Henry J. Reilly Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year are (not all recipients have released their names for publication):
lauren adams
Alyssa Blackmon
Elizabeth Brower
Chad Carlson
Lauren Carlson
Clayton-Delgado Strawberry
Anise Cole
Riley Cooper
Benjamin Davis
Peyton Fort
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Aidan Grambau
Caleb Keilen
Margaret McClintock
Dylan Miller
Britta Pingree
Brady Smith
Emily Snow
Emily Weaver

ROA congratulates these exemplary scholars and wishes them success in their studies and the pursuit of their dreams.

The Henry J. Reilly Scholarships are awarded for professional, undergraduate, and graduate study on a competitive basis of scholars, leadership and service, and potential for contribution to society. They are funded by the ROA STARs Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. STARs supports ROA’s work to enhance the nation’s security by supporting a strong reserve force and supporting the Citizen Warriors and their families who serve our country so faithfully. Scholarship applicants must be ROA members or direct family members.

Brig. General Henry J. Reilly served as the first president of ROA; An artillery officer, he commanded an infantry brigade in the 42nd “Rainbow” Infantry Division during World War I. He helped General John “Black Jack” Pershing found the Reserve Officers Association of the United States in 1922, to support a strong national defense. in response to precipitous army reductions after the war. After his military service, General Reilly was a lifelong journalist, historian, and advocate for education.

ROA, whose membership is open to all ranks, received its charter from Congress in 1950 and is the only national military organization with an exclusive focus on supporting the nation’s uniformed reserve elements: the National Guard, the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, those serving in the new Space Force; and reserve components of the United States Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Henry J. Reilly Memorial Library and Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 (EIN 52-6056998) charitable organization supported by donations, which may be mailed to the ROA headquarters at 1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, or online. at Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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