The Foundation provides two types of scholarship assistance.

  • DePuy Scholarships, named for General William E. DePuy, the 1st Infantry Division Commanding General who started the program during the Vietnam War, are provided for children of soldiers killed in combat or training accidents while serving in a unit assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division and authorized to wear the 1st Infantry Division patch. More than 1,300 of these scholarships have been awarded. Contact Jennifer Sanford at 215-740-0669 for more information about this scholarship.
  • Huebner Scholarships, named for Lieutenant General Clarence L. Huebner, who commanded the Big Red One during World War II, are competitive scholarships for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of former members of the Division as well as children of active-duty 1st Infantry Division soldiers. To apply see below.


    Eligibility. High school seniors who are the children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren of soldiers who have served in the First Infantry Division of the United States Army, as well as children of active-duty soldiers of the division, are eligible to compete for these scholarships.

    Amount. The award is currently for up to $10,000 payable to the school in four annual installments of not more than $2,500 per year.

    Selection Criteria. The scholarship award will be based on the applicant’s scholastic achievements, career objectives, and insight gained from the essay and letters of recommendation.

    Instructions. Please provide the following information:

    1. Completed application.
    2. Essay: Choose a major problem facing our country today. Analyze the problem and give your recommendations for the solution of the problem. (Approximately 200 words)
    3. Copy of most recent transcript of your high school credits. The transcript should include grade point average and rank in class as well as standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)
    4. Letter of acceptance from university or college.
    5. Two letters of recommendation from other than relatives — one of these letters must be from the principal, a guidance counselor, or a teacher at your high school.
    6. Proof of parent’s (or grandparent’s) service with the First Infantry Division. NOTE: It is your responsibility to determine whether your parent or grandparents served in the First Infantry division. If this information does not appear on the discharge papers, it is your responsibility to prove service with the First Infantry Division in order to be eligible for the scholarship competition.

    It is essential that your application be complete and received by the Foundation not later than         May 31, 2021 for consideration for the following school year. Please do not staple your documents. We will acknowledge receipt of your material. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee.

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    Mail completed application to:

    1st Infantry Division Foundation
    P.O. Box 607
    Ambler, PA 19002