AMVETS National Service Foundation would like to offer our genuine congratulations to the winners of the 2020 AMVETS National Scholarships.
The pool of candidates received this year was inspiring. From stellar academic achievement, actively participated in school and/or community activities, to displaying a sincere effort to make a difference. The judges always have the difficult task of grading talented and gifted people. We appreciate their time.
Thank you to all who applied.
AMVETS wishes all applicants success in the future.
Caccomo Memorial Scholarship*
The Caccomo Memorial Scholarship is in memory of and honoring Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo, who immigrated from Rome to the United States in the 1950s and became a physician, orthopedic surgeon, and Army Reservist. He served his adopted country in the Special Forces and retired as a Colonel. Dr. Caccomo spent the last fifteen years of his life serving at the University of Illinois in Chicago under the Department of Orthopedics and establishing his Family Foundation, which provides these meaningful and impactful scholarships for our veterans. The generosity of the Caccomo Memorial Scholarship Foundation is much appreciated.
Donald Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Scholarship
Donald Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Scholarship. Known as Bruce by his friends and relatives, Bruce met and married his lovely wife at West Point. Bruce served valiantly as a US Army Field Artillery officer in Vietnam. His men loved him, and they gave him the “Keep on Smiling” award for his permanent smile and happy disposition.
The highlight of his career was becoming the Comptroller of NATO forces Southern, Europe in Naples, Italy. The vibrant Italian people, the Mediterranean diet and the warm breezes became an ideal capstone to a great military career. Bruce was honored with a farewell parade complete with military traditions and attendance by the always stylish Italian Police force known as the Carabinieri.
He retired as a Colonel with 30 years of US Army service. This Scholarship is given in the memory of the distinguished military service of Donald Montana and the exemplary attention and guidance that he provided to his loving family. Donald’s values of education and service to one’s nation and scholarly guidance are being nurtured and prospered by this gift of a scholarship to a deserving veteran.
AMVETS National Service Foundation Scholarship