Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund Established at FVCC

The Flathead Valley Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund to support veterans and their immediate family members who are pursuing studies at FVCC.

The fund honors Private First Class Scott Paul Vallely (13 March 1975 – 20 April 2004) and his service to our country.  Scott was an infantryman assigned to Company D, Support Battalion, First Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., where he attended the Special Forces preparation course.  Born in Oakland, Calif. on March 13, 1975, he graduated from high school in Lafayette, Calif.  Vallely was an outstanding athlete in many sports and ultimately received a football scholarship to Colorado State University.  After college, he began a career in the media field and then made the decision to join the United States Army and to serve his country.  He entered the Army in October 2003 and completed Infantry Advance Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2004. He was then assigned to First Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne) where he attended the Basic Airborne course.  Vallely’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

The first scholarship from this meaningful fund will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year at Flathead Valley Community College.  The recipient must be a veteran or an immediate family member of a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserve, reside within FVCC’s service area, and demonstrate leadership qualities.

Contributions to this fund can be made by contacting Sue Evans, associate director of the FVCC Foundation, at 406-756-3963 or at sevans@fvcc.edu.  For more information about the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund, visit www.soldiersmemorialfund.org.  For scholarship information or for a scholarship application form, contact the college’s Financial Aid Office at 756-3849, or visit www.fvcc.edu/financialaid.html.

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