SFC Larry Garner Veterans’ Scholarship
The Warrior Thunder Foundation (WTFI), is proud to announce the 2018 SFC Larry Garner Veterans’ Scholarship to former members of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, who received an Honorable Discharge, to enable the recipients to complete an undergraduate, graduate education or training program in the field of their choice at the accredited school of their choice.
The goal of the scholarship is to assist a Veteran who has, out of uniform, demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, leadership in the community and are committed to continuing in that service.
As Veterans, who have led the way into serving this Nation in uniform, we must continue that service and leadership in our community out of uniform.
This scholarship is named in memory of Sergeant First Class Larry Randolph Garner, a dear friend, father, brother, husband and departed warrior
LG, as he was known by his brethren, was a highly accomplished Soldier with 18 years of active duty service and 23 years of military service. He served in Panama, Somalia, and Afghanistan. His service included time with the 3/75th Ranger Regiment and the Army Mountain Warfare School, with many accomplishments in training Soldiers in Argentina, Uzbekistan and other various mountains throughout the world.
He was also a highly accomplished Sniper having graduated from the Specialist Operations Target Interdiction Course, JFK SP Warfare School Instructor Training Course, FT Benning, Ga. and established a Mountain Sniper training course for the US Army. His awards and decorations include; Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Rams Head Device, The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters’, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Larry, a humble, quiet professional was always helping others, encouraging them to improve themselves and to be a leader. A man who loved his family more than he even loved serving his country, Larry was a man to behold.
Like many who dare tame the horrors of war, Larry brought home an invisible scar which eventually would win the battle over him. Ranger Garner is a constant reminder to us that we must expose the demons of war and do our best to treat them so our brave men and women can continue to lead this Nation to greatness.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!
This scholarship is possible due to the countless sponsors, donors, volunteers, the Garner family and Board Members of the Warrior Thunder Foundation. While we have great ideas to serve our injured military, disabled Veterans, and their families, without them, it simply would not be possible. We are humbled and thankful that they trust us with their generous personal and corporate hard earned money to provide assistance to those who have graciously given us sacrifices that we honor.
It is a one-time, $1100 scholarship to cover tuition, room, board, books, and supplies.
The funds may be used for any term, including the summer term, during the awarded academic school year.
This year we will award TWO $1000 scholarship due to a gracious donation from Ranger Garner’s family and friends.
Applications must be submitted, in accordance with the instructions, by August 1, 2017.