STATEMENT OF USE: The purpose of the Scholarship Fund of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation (the Willis Foundation) is to honor our soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while ensuring our continued freedom by supporting their children in working towards a bright future through higher education.
In working towards this purpose, the Willis Foundation reserves the right to help those in financial strain above others. Recipients of the scholarship fund must be the dependent son or daughter of:
- A soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in a combat zone. Preference is given to those who were, or whose child is, a permanent resident of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, or Ohio.
- A soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Guardsman who is currently classified as a POW or MIA. Preference is given to those who were, or whose child is, a permanent resident of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, or Ohio.
The Willis Foundation recognizes the sacrifice of these children and reminds them and the world that their parent did not die in vain, but in defense of freedom, honor, and the greatest country on earth. They are the definition of true Heroes.
Our Scholarship Recipients
The Willis Foundation was created by a local family who genuinely cares about people. They are helping and providing hope to military families whose heroes are coming home and to those who aren't. The Foundation needs the help of the community to continue helping these children who pay the ultimate sacrifice.
How to Apply
Parents with young children may apply on their child's behalf and the Willis Foundation will secure funds in a trust for their college costs later in life.
Seniors graduating from high school may also apply, or if you are currently in college or a post high school vocational or technical institution, you may apply to receive the scholarship for the following year.
This service honors the men and women of our United States Armed Services who have fought bravely and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, by assisting their children in receiving a college education.