The Keith Prohaska Memorial Scholarship
Keith (standing in rear), then clockwise are Reggie, myself and Chuck Cole.
Keith Prohaska was 1st Sgt. of the 50th PVI, being elected to the position when Tim Kuntz (the 50th's first diamond) was promoted to Sgt. Major of the USV. Keith was with the 50th from the beginning in 1991 until his passing in 1996. He was an avid reenactor and a good friend. He was keenly interested in keeping young folks interested in our hobby, since, as he often put it "we ain't gettin' any younger". So, when his family donated funds to the 50th, we decided not to spend this money on the unit, but to offer it in the form of a scholarship. The requirements, simply, are that the recipient be a member of a USV unit, be a reenactor with a genuine interest in the craft, and be pursuing some form of continuing education - usually college or trade school which carries expense beyond the public school system. The scholarship amount varies according to how much funding is available.
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Instructions and directions where to send are included in the application form.