SCA Academic Scholarship Program

History: One of the primary purposes of the Silver Caduceus Association (SCA) is to help enhance continuing education. The SCA Scholarship Program was established at the 2004 SCA reunion with the mission to promote that purpose among family members within its membership. COL(R) George E. Hammond Jr. chaired the scholarship committee from its’ inception until 2018. The committee awarded the first scholarships at the 2006 reunion and continued to award scholarships at the biennial reunions through 2010. As a result of an extraordinarily successful donation campaign at the Colorado Springs 2010 reunion collecting over $14,000, the SCA President, COL(R) George Waters, authorized opening the scholarship application process on an annual basis beginning January 2011. The program continues today, offering scholarship opportunities annually.

Donations:The Scholarship Program is funded entirely by donations and has been successful over the years due to the exceptional generosity of the membership and others who help support the program’s mission. The SCA reunions have historically been a time when many members make donations, but donations can be accepted anytime throughout the year. Your donations to the program are critical to sustain our philanthropic mission. Therefore, we now offer the option of making credit card donations to the scholarship fund online through our secure payment form provided by Stripe. To make a credit card donation please click on the link below.


You still have the option to donate by check. Simply make a check payable to the SCA and annotate “Scholarship Program” on the check memo line. Mail checks to:
SCA, Inc.,
P.O. Box 18218
San Antonio, TX 78218.

As a reminder, the SCA is an IRS approved 501c (19) tax exempt organization and as such your donations are tax deductible. All credit card donations receive a confirmation email with a printable PDF document that acknowledges their donation. Individuals who donate via check and would like a letter acknowledging their donation may request one by including a note along with their check or contacting the Scholarship Committee Chairman, Roger Williams, at

How to Apply: The SCA awards academic scholarships based on proven academic ability, exhibited leadership skill, community service, and financial need. The number of scholarships and the dollar value awarded depends on available scholarship funds. Scholarships are normally awarded in the amount of $1,000.00. Click on the link below to download an application.


Eligibility: Below are the scholarship eligibility criteria. Please review these before asking a family member to complete an application.

  1. Applicants must be recommended by an SCA member who is in good standing with a Lifetime membership or is active and has completed at least two (2) years of membership with one or more years of active membership remaining.
  2. Applicants must be related (spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, sibling, child or grandchild of sibling) to the SCA member nominating them. Exceptions will be considered for those related members of former Army MSC officers who were killed in action or disabled in combat and retired from active duty for those disabling conditions.
  3. A member may nominate one applicant no more than every two years.
  4. Applicants may receive a maximum of two awards.
  5. Applicants are not limited to high school seniors. They may be attending college at the time of application; an adult wanting to attend college for the first time or to continue their education after a break in attendance.
  6. Applicants that win an SCA scholarship are required to submit an electronic photo of themselves and a paragraph or two about how they plan to use the scholarship. Their name, photo and information may be published in one or more SCA publications.

Scholarship Application Timeline: Scholarship applications will be accepted between January 1, 2024, and July 31, 2024. Download an Application. Completed applications and attachments should be mailed to the address shown on the application form.

Questions regarding the application processmay be directed to COL(R) Roger F. Williams, SCA Scholarship Committee Chairman at