Earlier this year, The Edgar Allen Poe Literary Society (also known as the Raven Forward Air Controllers) announced the winners of their 2011 Distinguished Raven Scholarships. Many of the recipients are from the Twin Cities:
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John Davidson Memorial Scholarship ($2,267 + $500 performance bonus)
Na Lee Thao
St Paul, MN
Hal Mischler Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Karalina B Vue
Sam Deichelmann Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Marlin Siegwalt Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Charles Ballou Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Hoss McBride Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Deborah Kang Vang
Joseph Bush Memorial Scholarship ($500)
St Paul, MN
John Bach Memorial Scholarship ($500)
St Paul, MN
Dan Davis Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Lee Vong Yang
The Distinguished Raven FAC Memorial Scholarship is an award presented annually to a qualifying descendent of a Lao or Lao-Hmong individual who served in the Royal Laotian Military or Hmong forces in defense of the Kingdom of Laos between 1960 and 1975.
The scholarship is sponsored and administered by the Edgar Allen Poe Literary Society (EAPLS). EAPLS is a non-profit, last-man, veteran organization consisting of Forward Air Controllers (FACs) who lived in Laos, flew under the call sign “Raven” or its predecessor “Butterfly”, and supported Laotian and Hmong forces during the Southeast Asia conflict between 1966 and 1973. The award is presented in memory of those Ravens, now deceased, who served and sacrificed that others may be free and prosper.
This scholarship is meant to provide educational assistance to the descendants of those who served so ably alongside the Ravens in the defense of their country. This assistance is intended to enable the individual to further their education and to reward the qualities that the Ravens and Laotian forces admire. The funds are provided to assist with tuition, lab fees, books, and other direct educational expenses.
For more information on the Ravens you can visit their webpage at www.ravens.org