Scholarship Program Description
* The New River Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) scholarship fundraising program supports local college-bound JROTC cadets.
* The program consists of a set of 12 high quality post cards which depict the wall murals of West Jefferson and are available for a $10 donation.
* The scholarship program is named in memory of the New River Chapter's senior ranking charter member, and a local community icon, Navy Rear Admiral Scott L. Sears.
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Chapter Vice President, retired Army Colonel Charles Knapp was instrumental in creating the postcards.
In coordination with the Ashe County Arts Council, Knapp enlisted the help of aspiring photographer and high school senior, Anna Wurster from Sparta, NC, and local graphic designer Ric Kolseth to make images of each wall mural.
A team then selected the twelve murals that made the best transition to a post card format.
The program won a "Honorable Mention" in MOAA National's 2010 Communications Award competition in the Unique Communication category. (Left click on thumbnail image...)