Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AG Corps Army Retiree Contributes to AGCRA Scholarship Program

On September 5, 2019, COL (Ret) Robert T. Murphy, an AG Corps Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2019, and his wife Gayl, contributed $1,000 to the AGCRA Scholarship Program.  This is the first time in the Program’s history that any individual has directly contributed to providing funding for the Association’s  annual scholarships.

COL (Ret) Murphy expressed he and his wife’s interest in contributing to the Association’s Scholarship Program as follows:

“I truly believe that the AGCRA is a tremendously important asset for the Adjutant General’s Corps.  Not only does the organization visibly display the magnificent history of the Corps, it also provides much needed professional development opportunities for the Soldiers and Civilians working in the current Army Human Resources arena.  This arena is dynamic, constantly changing and resource starved in many instances.  As a member of the Association and a former Adjutant General’s Corps officer, I’m very impressed that AGCRA’s efforts have and will continue to make our Corps one that the Army can depend on for the very best Human Resources support for our Soldiers, Civilians and their Families now and in the future.

Gayl and I were discussing how we can help as Retirees.  Recently I was on the AGCRA web site and noticed that the Association awards eight scholarships annually.  We would like for the Association to increase the number of scholarships and we are prepared to pledge one thousand dollars annually to make this possible.”

COL (Ret) and Mrs. Murphy’s $1,000 contribution will be applied to the 2020 AGCRA Scholarship Program. 

You can read more about COL (Ret) Murphy at the following link: AG Corps Hall of Fame Class of 2019

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The Success of the AGCRA Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 2011, the AGCRA Scholarship Program has awarded $80,000 to 54 deserving students in pursuit of higher education.  Twenty six students have earned a 2nd year of funding by either reapplying or by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) while on scholarship.

This year, the AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC) awarded $16,000 in scholarships; 8 new scholarship recipients and 8 automatic renewals from 2018.  This year also marks the largest number of applicants with 23 students applying for an Association scholarship.

While competitive, the chance of earning an AGCRA scholarship still remains high, with almost 35% of this year’s applicants earning a scholarship.  The annual due date for scholarship applications is now 1 June 2020 for next year’s AGCRA Scholarship Program.  With the introduction of a web-based voting system, the scholarship board is able to vote scholarship application packet in a more efficient manner allowing for an extended submission timeline.

Bottom line, if you are an AGCRA member and you or your authorized dependent is pursuing higher education, you need to apply for an AGCRA scholarship.

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AGCRA 2019 Scholarship Program – Application Extension to 1 June 2019

We had another great year in 2018 for the AG Corps Regimental Association and the entire Army HR team.  Thanks to you and our great Chapter Teams for helping continue AGCRA’s membership growth.

It’s time once again to kick off our 9th annual AGCRA Scholarship Program.  Our goal is to select and announce the six new 2019 scholarship winners at this year’s National AG Ball in Columbia, SC on 21 June 2019.

Scholarship application packets must be submitted / postmarked not later than 1 June 2019 (this date has been extended 30 days from our original suspense date of 1 May 2019).  Applicants should scan their application packets and email them to our AGCRA Scholarship Coordinator, COL (Ret) Al Whatley, at Programs@agcra.com or AlWhatley42@gmail.com.

Further details for AGCRA Scholarship Program applications are on the attached MOI, and will also be published to all members via S1Net, our AGCRA website, and the AGCRA Facebook Page.  We are counting on your Chapter Teams to get the word out so all of our members have the opportunity to take advantage of these scholarships for the upcoming college school year.

Again, thanks for all your great work and support!

Defend and Serve!

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