Shaun Willis presenting the 2009 scholarship award to Amirah Goode
STATEMENT OF USE: The purpose of the Scholarship Fund of the Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation (the Willis Foundation) is to honor the men and women of our armed services 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