History of The Star of the West Scholarship

With tremendous vision and compassion, Colonel William W. Wannamaker, Jr established the Trust Fund for the Star of the West Scholarship in 1945.† The Fund grew through Col. Wannamakerís conscientious nurture, and in 1952, the first Star of the West Scholarship was awarded.†

The Scholarship is now considered by The Citadel as its most prestigious.† In addition to covering full catalogue costs, the cadet receives a cash stipend for attaining the Deanís List.† The successful cadet graduate may also be awarded a scholarship to cover four years of graduate study.

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