An important part of our mission at the Woody Williams Foundation is focused on providing Living Legacy scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children, and advocating for educational benefits for all Gold Star Family members.
The Foundations focuses on two educational initiatives:
Scholarships are provided to an underserved group of Gold Star Children; those whose parent sacrificed their life in the service in the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, or one of the five Reserve Components, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard). This group of surviving Gold Star Children are not eligible for the Fry Scholarship and/or DEA (Dependents Educational Assistance). The Gold Star Living Legacy Scholarships award amount is needs based with a maximum award amount of $5,000 per academic year.
The Foundation works with partnering nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private entities to address additional educational needs of Gold Star Families.
Goals of Advocacy initiatives: